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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Honister Hause


Seatoller, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

T: 0845 371 9522

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Board GamesCot availableCredit cards acceptedDrying room

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Drying room

Group catering available



Luggage store

Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome


26 Beds

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About YHA Honister Hause

A must for dedicated walkers! This former quarry workers' house, at the summit of Honister Pass, is in true mountain country with easy access to England’s highest peaks. Steep valleys stretch down from the mountains to Derwentwater to create a beautiful and distinctive landscape. There’s a 400 year old working slate mine next door. After your day on the mountains, relax and enjoy a good meal in our licensed restaurant.

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

Need to know

The Youth Hostel is situated next to the working Honister Slate Mine, but this is a great place to visit as part of your trip.

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:
07.30 - 10.00
17.00 - 23.00

Hostel Closing Times:
10.00 - 17.00

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Don’t miss the stunning views over Derwentwater from Castle Crag - the smallest of the Wainwrights. The hostel is a real rural retreat at the summit of Honister Pass - so we're great for outdoor activity breaks, climbing holidays and hiking holidays. If you want to explore the famous peaks of the Central Lake District or set off on a classic walking holiday route, stay at YHA Honister!

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 Honister Hause your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Available for group bookings from autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

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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