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YHA Keswick


Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5LH

T: 0845 371 9746

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Board GamesClassroom/Educational meeting roomClimbingConference facilities

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Hire

Cycle Store


Drying room

Family breaks

Games Room

Group catering available

Internet access

Library / Quiet room


Luggage store

Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome




85 Beds

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About YHA Keswick

Combine outdoor activity breaks and walking holidays with a wealth of evening entertainment. For accommodation in Keswick, this popular hostel overlooks the river towards the mountains but is only minutes from the town’s amenities. There's all sorts of activities on the doorstep including watersports, mountain bike hire for cycling holidays and if the weather’s against you, the leisure centre or indoor climbing wall. If it's a real climbing holiday or hiking holiday you're after, rise to the challenge of climbing Skiddaw.

After a busy day, you'll be ready to put your feet up and indulge in some delicious food and refreshing drinks in our licensed Rocky River Diner. This American-style eatery has everything you'd associate with our friends across the pond, including checked table cloths and generous portions of USA-style grub.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Keswick!

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

Need to know

There is only limited parking available on Station Road, however there is free parking 400m away.

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:
07.00 - 23.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • There’s great choice for walking holidays here in the Northern Lakes. Or try climbing Skiddaw, one of the highest mountains in the Lake District, which dominates the view across Fitz Park. Keswick is an excellent centre for all kinds of outdoor activity breaks including water sports, hiking holidays and cycling holidays. Don’t miss the view over Derwentwater in the evening - with a backdrop of the Borrowdale valley, best seen from Friars Crag.

Volunteering opportunities

Painting & Decorating Party
YHA Keswick are hosting 3 painting parties in late 2014/early 2015; 24th to 28th November 2014, 19th to 23rd January 2015 & 2nd to 8th Febraury 2015. If you'd like to spend a week volunteering at this wonderful Youth Hostel, or would like to use this as your DofE Gold Residential, please get in touch! Email volunteers@yha.org.uk for more information.

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.

Ongoing Volunteer Handy Person Opportunity
A handy person is required to give a few hours per week to take on simple repairs & maintenance, small decorating jobs, looking after hanging baskets and planters. If you'd like to spend time volunteering at YHA Keswick, please get in touch! Email volunteers@yha.org.uk for more information.

Volunteer Team Member
We always have opportunities to come and join the YHA Keswick team for a week or more, assisting with daily hostel operations, including food service, housekeeping and customer service, as well as simple maintenance. If you'd like to spend time volunteering at with us, please get in touch! Email keswickmanager@yha.org.uk or call the hostel on (017687) 72484 for more information.

YHA School Trips

This 85-bed hostel provides delicious home-cooked meals and has facilities for teaching and quiet study. The hostel offers geography and biology packages as well as providing the opportunity for an action and adventure holiday.

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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