YHA in North West
YHA Langdale
Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ
"Excellent" - 90% Customer Satisfaction Based on 91 customer scores
2 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
2 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £13.00
Private rooms from £39.00
Family rooms from £35.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    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.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for climbing
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for walking
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

15.00 - 23.00


Before 10.00

Open every day?

From 18th March to 31st October YHA Langdale is open during weekends and school holidays for families and individual travellers. From Monday - Thursday the hostel is open for group bookings. From 1st November until 17th March YHA Langdale is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire only.

Towels & Toiletries

Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.


Free parking on-site


Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdale. Assistance dogs are welcome.

You are able to bring your dog if you book the hostel on YHA Exclusive Hire.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


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Maps & Directions


High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

How to get here

By car: Driving from the north, we recommend leaving the M6 at junction 40 (Penrith) and following the A66 to Keswick then down the A591 to Grasmere then Ambleside. Alternatively driving from the south leave the M6 at junction 36 onto the A590 (towards Kendal) then follow the A591 all the way to Ambleside. From Ambleside follow the A593 signposted ‘Coniston and the Langdales’. After about 1 1/2 miles take the steep right hand turning signposted ‘High Close’ (with YHA OS symbol). Continue along the road following ‘High Close’ or ‘YHA’ signs for approximately two miles until a left-hand switchback (third turning on the left) takes you to the hostel, 200 yards on the left.

Public Transport
By bus:If you are travelling by bus from Windermere take either the X8 (Chorley-Keswick) or the 505 (Windermere-Coniston) to Ambleside. Alternatively you could take the 555 (Lancaster-Keswick) to Ambleside or Grasmere. From Ambleside take the 516 (Ambleside-Dungeon Ghyll) and alight at Elterwater. From Elterwater there is a one mile walk to the hostel up a steep hill. From Grasmere there is a two mile walk either through a forest trail or around Grasmere Lake. If you are travelling from Keswick take either the X8 (Keswick-Chorley) or the 555 (Keswick-Lancaster) to Grasmere or Ambleside then follow above directions from Ambleside.

By coach: The nearest National Express coach stop is in Grasmere, 1.01 miles away. Book your coach tickets here.

By train: If you are travelling by train the nearest station is Windermere, from there we are either a eight mile bus or taxi ride away.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 (0)345 3719748
Email: [email protected]
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Map References

OS Map: 90
OS Grid ref: NY338052
Longitude: -3.02148
Latitude: 54.43857

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 015394 32582
Website: http://www.visitcumbria.com/tourist-information-centres.htm
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YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to this gorgeous Victorian mansion and hire the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

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