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YHA Coniston Holly How


YHA Coniston Holly How, Far End, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD

T: 0845 371 9511

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Activity breaks

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Hire


Drying room

Family breaks


Library / Quiet room


Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings



60 Beds

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About YHA Coniston Holly How

There’s so much to do on an activity break here! Watersports holidays, sailing holidays or cycling holidays including mountain biking on some of the country’s best trails - there's something for everyone. Only minutes from the village and Coniston Water, this traditional Lakeland house is close to good walks for all levels. The hostel is a major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and a popular venue for school trips - ideal for all kinds of get togethers and outdoor activity holidays.

After wearing yourself out with all the activities, re-fuel with a meal in our restaurant. Have a look at a sample menu of what you can expect when you eat with us here.

Rural Menu PDF (18KB) Rural Menu PDF (18KB)Click here to have a look at a sample menu (18KB).

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Need to know

If you're travelling as part of a large group we can arrange a joint booking with YHA Coniston Coppermines and offer a total 86 beds.

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


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Reception Times:
07.30 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Being open all year round, we’re ideal for spring daffodils, bluebells and Herdwick lambs, but if you want to soak up the real Cumbrian atmosphere, stay with us in October or November for spectacular autumn colours, mist on Coniston Water and snow-frosted peaks!

Volunteering opportunities

Help is needed on a range of volunteering opportunities. For more information about the opportunities available please email the hostel using the details above.

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 volunteering@yha.org.uk.

YHA School Trips

This hostel combines the opportunity for an activity break with educational activities co-ordinated by the Field Studies Council. The hostel accommodates 60 people and has great facilities including a classroom and library.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied 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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