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A 38 bed hostel in the heart of the Lake District, Langdale Valley is the perfect base for cycling, walking and climbing. A cost effective option for groups or families and perfect for individuals looking for self-catering or home cooking in comfort.

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Rooms: 38 rooms

from £15

Meals: Self-catering or home cooked meals .
Open: All year around
Address: Elterwater Hostel , Elterwater, Ambleside,, Langdale Valley, Cumbria , LA22 9HX
Tel: 01539437245

Why we've chosen Elterwater Hostel

Formally YHA Elterwater, this fabulous hostel is now operating as an independent family business. The popular hostel has been welcoming guests since 1939 and is situated in the heart of the Lake District’s iconic Langdale Valley.

Elterwater Hostel has rooms for up to 40 and caters to groups and individual bookings throughout the year. A variety of beds, some in rooms sleeping two, four or dorms for up to six people, all share a spacious living and dining area. The family offers delicious home cooked meals, if you dont want to use the large and fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Good for groups, families or singles the hostel provides simple, comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price.

Centrally located at the heart of Lakeland, in the peaceful village of Elterwater, stay surrounded by the fells of the beautiful Langdale Valley. Elterwater Hostel makes a perfect base for cycling, walking and climbing trips to the Lakes.

  • Drying room for those damp clothes
  • cycle shed for your bike
  • enthusiastic employees who can help you plan your adventure
  • small shop on site
  • wifi available throughout shared ares and in some rooms
  • fully catered - from cooked breakfasts to packed lunches to two course shared meals in the evening

Top Eco Features at Elterwater Hostel

  • Gold level Green Tourism Business Award

  • Replacing replace all appliances with new AAA rated ones

  • Replacing old bulbs to LED lighting

  • Water saving initiatives.



Elterwater Hostel, Langdale Valley, Lake District
Nearest train station: Windermere

Directions from station:
Windermere train station is 8 miles from Great Langdale. Catch the bus to Ambleside, then change to the 516.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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