Surrounded by mountains and accessible only on foot or by mountain bike, Britain’s highest YHA Bunkhouse is perfect for fell walkers, mountain bikers, adventurous families, and lovers of wild and remote places. Situated at 1550ft/470m on the flanks of Skiddaw and 3.5 miles from the nearest road, this traditional hostel on the Cumbria Way offers simple yet comfortable accommodation. Stay here for a real escape from it all; with no mains electricity, phone signal, TV or internet to distract from the surrounding wilderness. Solar panels provide light and hot water, while wood-burning stoves provide the only heating in this alpine-hut style bunkhouse.
YHA Skiddaw is self-catering, but our small shop stocks everything you need for breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals. We also sell a range of local ales, wine and whiskey, so there’s no-need to carry a heavy bag up the hill.
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.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 23.00
17.00 - 23.00 - early arrivals can access the common room via a keypad.
08.00 - 10.00
YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is open for bookings from March until October. During the winter, the hostel is available for group bookings.
Bedding is provided. Towels are available for hire at £1.50.
The hostel is 3.5 miles from the nearest road. Free parking is available in Threkeld, Keswick, Mosedale and Bassenthwaite.
Please bring cash or cheques as, due to being off the grid, we don't have card facilities.
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX
The hostel can only be accessed on foot or bike. Access points are from Threlkeld (Blencathra Centre above village) 3 Miles, Keswick 6.5 Miles, Dash Falls 3 Miles and Mosedale 5 Miles - all by mountain track or paths.
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|Hostel:||+44 (0)7747 174293|
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Please contact us directly for wood-chopping days or other maintenance activities.