YHA in North West
YHA Helvellyn
Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR
"Very Good" - 79% Customer Satisfaction Based on 165 customer scores
2 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
2 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £10.00
Private rooms from £20.00
Family rooms from £20.00
Camping from £9.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

Availability Calendar

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.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Packed lunch available
  • Parking
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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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


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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.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9742 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: helvellyn@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
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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

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.

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