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Take the launch across Derwentwater and climb Catbells before an evening stroll: this small, friendly youth hostel is well placed for exploring the Lake District. You're just a five-minute walk into town, and ten minutes to the lake.

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Rooms: 85 beds in 26 bedrooms, sleeping 2-6

Dorms from £10; doubles from £39

Meals: YHA Supper Club menu available
Open: Open year round
Address: Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LH
Tel: +44 3453719746

Why we've chosen YHA Keswick

This town centre hostel has great access to the North Lakes Fells, and easy access to the amenities of this busy tourist town. For cycling, the hostel is perfectly placed on long distance routes the Coast 2 Coast and End to End and for roadies, Honister Newlands and Whinlatter Passes are close by as well as the family friendly Railway Trail to Threlkeld.

Overlooking the River Greta and Fitz Park with far reaching views to Latrigg and Skiddaw, YHA Keswick has small rooms with 2-6 beds. There is also a first floor lounge with veranda. Less than five minutes' walk to town centre and less than ten minutes' walk to the Lake, YHA Keswick is ideally places for days out. 

Take the launch across Derwentwater and climb Catbells before an evening stroll through the town to Friars Crag to enjoy the view down the lake. The hostel also makes a great base for a walk up Skiddaw – the walk starts from just outside the hostel door! Near to leisure centre with pool and indoor climbing. Don’t miss the Pencil Museum and The Puzzling Place.

Top eco features at the YHA

  • YHA Keswick is one of 25 hostels to have benefitted from recent investment in their cycling facilites, including cycle repair and maintenance stations, secure lockers and secure cycle sheds

  • Seven hostels use solar PV installations, two hostels use nearby watercourses for a hydro-electricity installation, and one hostel has its own wind turbine

  • Eight hostels with solar hot water systems and three hostels have biomass boilers, using wood-chips from renewed harvested woodland for heating

  • The majority of hostels have ‘hippos’ in the toilet cisterns, or use a reduced flush system to reduce the amount of water used

  • The YHA have created a 'Green Spirit' plan as a way of sharing its green objectives with customers, staff and volunteers

  • Each hostel is provided with ‘Hostel Environmental Plan’ templates, where they can choose a target to reduce their impact of energy, water, waste, chemical usage and the wider environment



YHA Keswick, Cumbria, England
Nearest train station: Keswick

Directions from station:
A bus service, taking 40 mins connects Penrith railway station with Keswick Bus Station.

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.