YHA in North West
YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse
Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

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


08.00 - 10.00

Towels and toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


Guests have to walk or cycle the last 3.5 miles to the hostel, so you will need to park before that. The car parking at this point is free.

Payments accepted at property

Cash and cheque only

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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
Website: http://www.keswick.org/visitor-information/local-information/keswick-information-centre/


Please contact us directly for wood-chopping days or other maintenance activities.

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