YHA in North West
YHA Borrowdale
Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XE
"Excellent" - 92% Customer Satisfaction Based on 221 customer scores
4 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
4 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £10.00
Private rooms from £25.00
Family rooms from £20.00
Camping from £12.00
Camping pods from £25.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    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.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

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
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for activity breaks
  • Great for climbing
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

07.00 - 23.00


15.00 - 23.00


07.00 - 10.00

Open every day?


Hostel closing times


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.


There is no access for coaches, nearest drop off 400 metres.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Borrowdale. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


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Maps & Directions


Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XE

How to get here

By car: From Keswick follow the B5289 to Borrowdale. Look for YHA signs at the crossroads, 0.5 miles after Rosthwaite.

Public Transport
The nearest bus stop is a 300m walk away at Stonethwaite Road End. The 78 and 77 run past this stop at frequent intervals during the summer.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9624 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: borrowdale@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
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Map References

OS Map: 89 or 90
OS Grid ref: NY254142
Longitude: -3.15039
Latitude: 54.51876

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 017687 72645
Website: www.visitcumbria.com
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Virtual Tour

YHA School Trips

YHA Borrowdale is perfect for outdoor activity breaks for school groups. There are also geography, science and biology educational packages available from KS2 - A level. The hostel has 86 beds, classroom facilities and provides group catering.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your visit.

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