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YHA Helvellyn

Penrith, Cumbria

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Beds from £13.00
Private rooms from £20.00
Family rooms from £25.00
Camping from £5.00


  • BBQ area
  • Board Games
  • Classroom/Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle Store
  • Drying room
  • Family breaks
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Picnic lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Restaurant/dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Table Licence
  • Trade Bookings
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms

Need to Know

Reception Times

08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30


17.00 - 22.30


08.00 - 10.00

Open every day?


Hostel closing times


Towels & Toiletries

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.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


Maps & Directions


Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR

How to get here

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.

Public Transport
The nearest coach stop is at Penrith, 2.28 miles away.

Book your coach tickets here.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9742
Email: helvellyn@yha.org.uk

Map References

OS Map: 90
OS Grid ref: NY366173
Longitude: -2.981393
Latitude: 54.547756

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 017684 82414
Website: www.visitcumbria.com
Public Transport: View travel options.

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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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