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YHA Helvellyn


Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR

T: 0845 371 9742

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BBQ areaBoard GamesClassroom/Educational meeting roomConference facilities

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room

Family breaks


Group catering available



Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome



60 Beds

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About YHA Helvellyn

The perfect place for peace, quiet and easy access to scenic landscapes for walking holidays, activity breaks and school trips. A mile from the nearest village, the hostel is a Lake District rural retreat 900ft above sea level. If you're on a hiking holiday, you can tackle Helvellyn from here or take a gentler walk around Ullswater. Don’t miss the spectacular 60ft Aira Force waterfall on Gowbarrow Fell. Meals and drinks are available in our licensed restaurant, have a look at a sample menu of what we have to offer here.

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

Need to know

The track to the hostel is suitable for cars and minibuses but not coaches, please contact the hostel.

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

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • A lovely, rural retreat that's great for groups, families, school trips, couples and individuals. For walking holidays and hiking holidays, the best ascents of Helvellyn start from outside the door. Take some time out from your activity break and relax with a steam boat trip on the lake.

Volunteering opportunities

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 Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Helvellyn your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire the whole property.

YHA School Trips

A great destination for geography field trips, YHA Helvellyn offers welcoming accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. With a classroom, board games, laundry and easy access to water sports and cycling, the hostel is ideally equipped to cater for school parties.

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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