YHA in North West
YHA Black Sail
Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX
"Excellent" - 93% Customer Satisfaction Based on 137 customer scores
1 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
1 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £23.00
Private rooms from £25.00
Family rooms from £25.00

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    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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Availability Calendar

Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Board games
  • Cot available
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for climbing
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Trade bookings
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £9 per person
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Need to Know

Reception Times

08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00


17.00 - 22.00


08.00 - 10.00

Hostel closing times


Open every day?


Towels & Toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


The hostel is only accessible by foot or bike. The nearest road is 2 1/2 miles away by mountain path.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Black Sail. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online


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Maps & Directions


Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX

How to get here

Walking/cycling access only via Bowness Knot in the Ennerdale Valley, 6 miles. Also via Buttermere, 6 miles, Honister, 4 miles and Wastwater, 6 miles.

Public Transport
The nearest bus stops are at YHA Honister or at Gatesgarth Buttermere - both 2.5 miles away by hill path. Both are stops on the 77 Honister Rambler service from Keswick.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9680 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: blacksail@yha.org.uk

Map References

OS Map: 89
OS Grid ref: NY194124
Longitude: -3.244845
Latitude: 54.500346

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01539 724555
Website: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/
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