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YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse
Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX
"Excellent" - 94% Customer Satisfaction Based on 9 customer scores

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    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

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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.


  • Board games
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Self catering only
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Camping facilities
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Need to Know

Reception Times

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

Open Every Day?

YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is open for bookings from March until October. During the winter, the hostel is available for group bookings.

Towels and toiletries

Bedding is provided. Towels are available for hire at £1.50.


The hostel is 3.5 miles from the nearest road and only accessible on foot or by bicycle. Free parking is available in Threkeld, Keswick, Mosedale and Bassenthwaite.

Payments accepted at property

Please bring cash or cheques as, due to being off the grid, we don't have card facilities.

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Maps & Directions


Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

How to get here

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.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 (0)7747 174293
Email: skiddaw@yha.org.uk

Map References

OS Map: 89
OS Grid ref: NY288291
Longitude: -3.106266
Latitude: 54.652016

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 017687 72645

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