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YHA Windermere

Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, LA231LA, United Kingdom

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Enjoy peace and quiet away from the crowds at YHA Windermere, a charming property and enjoy the amazing view of England’s largest natural lake.

  • Private
    From $53.66
10 or more people?

Windermere Hostel

Hostel Windermere

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and spectacular sunsets over Lake Windermere. If you’re feeling energetic don’t miss the walk over Wansfell for stunning views of the lake, or simply relax on the hostel terrace and take in the breath taking scenery.

The Windermere hostel is an ideal base for walkers and families, children love the large wooded grounds with their trails and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a quiet countryside location two miles from Windermere.

Excellent meals are served in our restaurant and bar with views of the lake and picnic lunches are also available. YHA Windermere have 2-6+ bed rooms and facilities include mountain bike hire, TV lounge, laundry, kitchen and internet access/Wi-Fi.


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
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719352

Fax. +44 345 3719353

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • lake Windermere (Less than 500 m)
  • Wansfell Pike (5 to 10km)
  • Lake District National Park Visitor Centre (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Not so happy that as I booked thru HI website from Denmark I paid 50 pounds more than the locals!


Avatar for Elizabeth


Tue 04 Jun 2019

Was a lovely stay at this hostel. May be hard to access if you don't have a car as it was around a 10 minute drive to get into the town. This location would be ideal for families as there is lots of space. The food was lovely and the bed comfortable with a good pillow. The showers were always clean however pressure would drop when multiple people had showers on but it was still at a usable pressure.


Avatar for Megan


Sat 03 Nov 2018

The hostel was lovely with beautiful views of the valley below. The staff was amazing and full of great tips about the area. The first floor toilets didn't flush well. Many of them looked like they used lots of water. I went out to the camping toilets, which worked better. The kitchen had no labels on the knobs for some of the hobs so it was hard to turn them on. The camping kitchen has induction burners, but those need special pans, and none were available.


Avatar for Sarah


Wed 05 Jul 2017

The kitchen was very under-equipped. Gas stove didn't work. Had to keep asking for utensils, crockery from the main kitchen. Very busy kitchen but one wash up station and a very small cooking area. The laundry was filthy and a fire hazard. Hot air ducting behind the dryer is damaged & partially blocked by stuff that's fallen on it. Needs a serious tidy up and clean. Of the only two washing machines one was out of order. The remainder of the hostel was really good. View from our room - wonderful.


Avatar for Phil


Wed 05 Jul 2017

Ein schönes Hostel mit freundlichem Personal inmitten des Lake District National Parks!


Avatar for Stefan


Thu 15 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • 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 (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

1km Frequent buses alight at Troutbeck Bridge.
Alternate Transport
At the hostel
Parking at the hostel
3km to Winderemere station.

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