YHA Borrowdale is perfect for outdoor activity breaks, school trips and family breaks. This large Lakeland hostel has a fabulous valley location with fine mountain scenery and a warm, informal atmosphere. The hostel is a longstanding Lake District favourite, a recommended stop on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast and an ideal bolt-hole for anyone with their sights set on a stress-free high level activity holiday.
This is a landscape of epic proportions and pioneers; not only is the Lake District England’s largest National Park, it is home to the country’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike, and its deepest lake – Wastwater, plus Great Gable is believed to be the birthplace of British rock climbing. High-level adventure for climbing holidays or hiking holidays, and family-friendly walking holidays await you and bustling Keswick is only seven miles away. Enjoy river bathing in crystal clear water during summer and cosy log fires in winter.
YHA Borrowdale has dorm beds, private room, camping and camping pods.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
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.
07.00 - 23.00
15.00 - 23.00
07.00 - 10.00
Yes - availability is released three months in advance.
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.
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Borrowdale however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XE
By car: From Keswick follow the B5289 to Borrowdale. Look for YHA signs at the crossroads, 0.5 miles after Rosthwaite.
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.
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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.