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YHA Patterdale


Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0NW

T: 0845 371 9337

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room

Family breaks


Group catering available


Library / Quiet room


Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome



82 Beds

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About YHA Patterdale

Lively, retro and full of character, this Scandinavian style rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. If you're feeling energetic the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking holidays. For something more gentle, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. Sit back and relax after your day exploring with a home cooked meal.

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Need to know

Everyone's welcome, but please contact us before booking if you're bringing a child under five.

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 - 22.30

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • If you're looking for energetic activity breaks try hiking or climbing on the Helvellyn range or there's plenty of great mountain biking in the area. If you're visiting the Lake District to relax, chill out on the Ullswater Steamers - great fun for family breaks.

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 School Trips

Whether students are on a geography trip studying lakes and landscapes, an activity break or even an English field trip, YHA Patterdale is ideally suited to cater for school parties large and small. There are up to 82 beds, classroom facilities and group catering available to make your school trip enjoyable and rewarding.

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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