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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday (inc. Bank Holidays): 10am - 4pm

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YHA Windermere


Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LA

T: 0845 371 9352

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Board GamesCot availableCredit cards acceptedCycle Store

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room


Group catering available

Internet access


Library / Quiet room


Luggage store

Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

School Trips

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Sole Use

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome




69 Beds

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About YHA Windermere

Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and mountains from one of the most spectacularly situated YHAs in England. Overlooking England’s largest natural lake, YHA Windermere offers the chance to stay in an idyllic countryside setting only 2ml from Windermere and its many attractions. An ideal base for anyone wanting to escape the crowds and perfect for activity breaks and family holidays – children love the large wooded grounds with trails and wildlife. Relax with a drink on the terrace and enjoy good quality food from our newly refurbished restaurant and bar.

YHA Windermere is approximately 1.7 miles from the train station up a steep hill in the village of Troutbeck. The Youth Hostel enjoys stunning views over Lake Windermere.

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

Free wi-fi for YHA members

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Need to know

This YHA is out of town and 1 mile from the nearest bus stop.

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 - 10.30
15.00 - 23.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Allow time to relax and enjoy the magnificent view, with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the picturesque Troutbeck Valley, take a cruise on lake Windermere, visit the nearby National Park Visitor Centre and don’t miss the walk up Wansfell Pike for rewarding mountain views. Also an ideal base for outdoor activities – just ask about our adventure packages that can be tailor made for your group (10+).

Volunteering opportunities

Help is needed throughout the year in a range of volunteering roles including Summer and Winter Weeks, Student Placements and Volunteer Events. For more information about roles available, please contact the Volunteering Team on 01629 592562 or email volunteers@yha.org.uk.

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 Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Windermere and hire the whole place to yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website.

YHA School Trips

YHA Windermere offers educational geography packages in association with the Field Studies Council. There are also a range of action and adventure activities to be enjoyed in the surrounding area to provide an activity break to your educational visit. The hostel provides group catering and has classroom facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Contact YHA

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Freephone: 0800 0191 700
Telephone: 01629 592 700
Email: customerservices@yha.org.uk

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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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