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YHA Coniston Holly How

Far End, Holly How, Coniston, LA218DD, United Kingdom

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Temporary changes at YHA Coniston Holly How For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Coniston Holly How. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can. Dorms are not currently available. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed. Lounge(s) remain closed. Drying room(s) remain closed. The bar will remain closed. Meeting room(s) remain closed Luggage room/store(s) remain closed. YHA Coniston Holly How is a 150-year-old Lakeland slate country house at the bottom of the fells and minutes from the lake.

  • Private
    From $53.23
10 or more people?

Coniston Hostel

Hostel Coniston

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The action starts at YHA Holly How with big mountain and watersports adventures on the doorstep. You can go abseiling or zip-wiring – walking, cycling and canoeing too. Then relax with a hand pulled ale and a great meal., There’s so much to do cruising, sailing or canoeing, pony trekking or mountain biking on some of the country’s best trails. Minutes from the village and Coniston Water, this traditional Lakeland house is close to good walks for all levels. A major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and popular schools venue. Accommodation is in 4-6+ bedded rooms and facilities include TV, laundry, kitchen and evening meals.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719511

Fax. +44-15394-41803

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Coniston Old Man (2 to 3km)
  • Conistonwater (1 to 2km)
  • Tarn Hows (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



This is the worst Youth Hostel I have ever came across. Starting with the manager, he was extremely rude when checking-in. We booked 2 4-bed rooms. One of the bed rooms was stinking so much that we (and none of their staff as well) couldn't get into the room. We had to cancel our booking and came back. The manager didn't have any clue what caused it and couldn't make any alternative arrangements in that hostel. Absolutely a no-no.


Avatar for Pavel


Wed 26 Sep 2018

We camped so we can’t say anything about the rooms but the bathrooms were clean, the staff friendly and helpful. The kitchen was nice but the seating area is a little small. However, the lounge is rather big and we had a lovely time at the hostel.


Avatar for Leonie


Tue 31 Jul 2018

It would be good to have lockers or at least somewhere to put things in the dorms so they can be more secure and also more tidy.


Avatar for Dawn


Fri 20 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

700m from bus station. Take no 12 to Ulverston then either 505 or 506 to Ambleside and Windermere
At the hostel
20km from Ulverston.

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