External View YHA Arnside

YHA Arnside

Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0AT

Great 87%

(29 reviews)

Bed in a single sex shared dorm - Beds from £18.50
Private room - Rooms from £20.00


YHA Arnside is a real find for cheap family breaks if you love Lake District holidays but prefer not to battle the summer crowds which can converge on some better-known tourist hotspots. Arnside provides a super touring base for activity breaks in both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and, if you're into walking holidays, there are plenty of walks to tackle nearby. Those with an eye for nature will enjoy the local RSPB reserve and butterfly lovers shouldn’t miss Arnside Knott.

Why guests love YHA Arnside

  • Great for walking in both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District
  • En suite rooms available
  • Charming external appearance

Accommodation at YHA Arnside

The hostel

This large Edwardian house above Morecambe Bay is perfect for UK family breaks and boasts great views of the Lake District mountains.

Both private and dorm rooms are available across the 69 beds at YHA Arnside.

There is a beautiful garden complete with games and furniture which is great for relaxing and exploring. Our new self-catering kitchen has plenty of storage and preparation space for guests to cook up something delicious. It is also well equipped with cookware, crockery and cutlery. There is a communal table where guests can eat or use as extra preparation space.


Food and drink at YHA Arnside



  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception times: Monday to Saturday 7.30am - 10am and 5.30pm - 11pm Sunday - 8.00am 10.00am and 5.30pm - 10pm

Check in: Monday to Saturday 17.30 - 23.00 Sunday 17.30 - 22.00 Dorm bed bookings must be checked in by 21.30

Check out: Monday to Saturday 07.30 - 10.00 Sunday 08.00 - 10.00

Open every day?: Yes

Pets: Assistance dogs are welcome. Two cats and a very small dog live at the hostel as family pets, but they remain in the hostel reception area only.

Parking: There is ample parking for guests.

YHA Arnside - Access Statement

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YHA Arnside

Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0AT

Map references

OS Map: 97

OS Grid Ref: SD452783

Lat/Lng: 54.197938, -2.84191

Contact information

Phone: 03452602514

Email: [email protected]


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 [email protected].

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Take the opportunity of a guided cross-bay walk and experience being where the tide will cover for a different view of Morecambe Bay, a different view of life. Also fantastic, is the walk round the coast and back over the Knott, just 2 hours but it seems like a whole walking holiday! A cheap family break with a difference.

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