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This hostel provides the following facilities:
Credit cards accepted
Group catering available
Library / Quiet room
Picnic lunch available
Private rooms available
Suitable for families
Under 3s welcome
About YHA Buttermere
An escape from summer crowds for anyone wanting to explore this quieter corner of the Lake District on an activity break or cheap family break. YHA Buttermere is a lovely, rural retreat in an unrivalled location half a mile above Buttermere village. The hostel is perfect for walking holidays with lots of walks of all levels starting here – including the famous Haystacks. On your next family holiday in Cumbria, enjoy a fantastic meal in our restaurant, with superb views of Red Pike and High Stile. Local ales and wines are available as well as home cooked meals in our restaurant. Have a look at a sample menu of what you can expect when you eat with us here.
Need to know
The hostel is closed Sundays and Mondays from November to March, but there are other hostels nearby.
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
08.30 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30
Hostel Closing Times:
Is the hostel open every day of the year?
- If you're on a walking holiday, the staff favourite is Rannerdale Knotts - for unbeatable views of the whole valley, finished off with an ice cream from Syke Farm. If you're looking for a rural retreat in a quieter corner of the lakes. Buttermere is great for both activity breaks and cheap family breaks.
Fancy spending some time in the stunning Lake District making a difference? YHA offers volunteering opportunities for individuals or groups throughout the year including student placements, week & weekend working parties or as much time as you’re willing to give. Tasks are varied and can be tailored to your interests or you can learn lots of new skills. If you’re interested in helping out please use either the hostel details above or contact our volunteering team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YHA School Trips
YHA Buttermere is perfect for geography, biology and history trips. There is also a range of adventure activities available. The hostel accommodates 70 people, has a library, and offers catering for groups, making it ideal for a school trip.
Visit the YHA School Trips website to find out more.