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YHA Helvellyn

Greenside, Penrith, CA11 0QR, United Kingdom

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Penrith Hostel

Hostel Penrith

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A great location from which for tackling Helvellyn from steep climbs to gentle rambles, there are plenty of walks to suit most abilities. An ideal base for families, couples and groups to enjoy the hills or Ullswater. A mile from Glenridding, the nearest village, the hostel is 900ft above sea level and you can hike up Hellvellyn from here or take a gentler walk around Ullswater. Don’t miss the spectacular 60ft Aira Force waterfall on Gowbarrow Fell.
Meals and drinks are available in our licensed restaurant. Facilities include, self-catering kitchen, games room, lounge and BBQ areas.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Distance - 1 to 2km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719742

Fax. +44 345 3719743

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Helvellyn (3 to 5km)
  • Ullswater Steamers (1 to 2km)
  • Aira Force (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Very creaky floors made it quite noisy at night.


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Wed 06 Jun 2018

Everything very good


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Mon 23 Sep 2013

AJ quasi exclusivement à réserver à de bons marcheurs, les lieux de randonnée sont superbes . L'accès est parfois acrobatique en moto .


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Sat 10 Aug 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Stagecoach buses in Cumbria #108 from Penrith.
Alternate Transport
Greenside Glenridding Penrith Cumbria CA11 0QR
22.5km from Penrith station.

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