YHA Helvellyn is a traditional hostel in a unique location - 963ft up the third highest mountain in the country, in the most beautiful national park in the UK! It is an ideal base for starting your adventure and the perfect place for peace, quiet and easy access to scenic landscapes for walking holidays, activity breaks and school trips.
The hostel is good for mountaineers and walkers with the Helvellyn range literally on the doorstep. Mountain bikers will also be entertained with the longest downhill ride in the country from summit of the mountain! In the winter months there is a ski slope with a drag lift 40 minutes walk (or ski) away from the hostel and we are the closest accommodation to some of England’s greatest snow and ice climbing. There is also plenty to do for those that wish to relax or have children with them, with plenty of low level and less strenuous walking starting right from the front door!
The lake shore village of Glenridding is just a 20 minute walk away with several cafes shops and pubs, plus the opportunity to take a trip on the Ullswater ether by Kayak, sailboat or the steamer. This hostel is for those that wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to come and enjoy the relaxation and adventure of spending the night on the side of a mountain. Don’t miss the spectacular 60ft Aira Force waterfall on Gowbarrow Fel!
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.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30
17.00 - 22.30
08.00 - 10.00
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
The track to the hostel is suitable for cars and minibuses but not coaches.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Helvellyn. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR
By car: Helvellyn is signposted from Glenridding village, 1 mile past the Travellers Rest. The lane leading to the hostel is unsurfaced, but suitable for most vehicles.
The nearest coach stop is at Penrith, 2.28 miles away. From Penrith you can take the 508 bus to Glenridding, and from there it is a 20 minute walk. On weekends and school holidays, 508 also goes from Windermere. On weekends and school holidays, 208 also goes twice a day from Keswick to Glenridding.
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|Hostel:||+44 845 371 9742 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)|
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|Tourist Office:||017684 82414|