Discover the home of John Ruskin. A historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Brantwood is the former home of artist and social reformer John Ruskin.
Beautifully located and with a cosy, informal feel, YHA Coniston Coppermines offers a 500ft head start on the ascent of the Old Man of Coniston. If you’re up for the challenge, scale the Old Man to enjoy incredible views from the summit.
The hostel provides a great base for outdoor activity breaks and walking holidays, with splendid walks and views to enjoy. There's culture here too with the National Trust's steam-powered Victorian yacht touring Coniston Water, Brantwood - historic home of artist John Ruskin, plus sculpture trails in Grizedale Forest.
Why guests love YHA Coniston Coppermines
Accommodation at YHA Coniston Coppermines
YHA Coniston Coppermines has 26 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms. The hostel has a cosy and relaxing lounge upstairs which has a wood burner for lovely nights in. Get inspired for your next adventure in the Lake District with posters, pictures and information - or just look out the window at the amazing view.
Walkers and cyclists will find lots to make them feel welcome. There is also a dining room where you can sit and indulge in something delicious which you've cooked up in the attached self-catering kitchen. Add to this beautiful grounds and excellent self-catering facilities and you've got yourself a great UK holiday.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Coniston Coppermines
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Coniston Coppermines is open every day for bookings from mid-March until the end of October. From November to March, the hostel is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. During this time, beds and rooms may become available up to three months before your travelling date, so please check the website for availability.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: Free parking is available on-site.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Coniston Coppermines. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Coniston Coppermines is available as an Exclusive Hire property from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.
YHA School Trips
YHA Coniston Coppermines is a great destination for school groups looking to combine fun-filled activities with educational experiences. YHA works with the Field Studies Council to bring you great academic packages from KS2 - A level. Group catering is available.
Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your visit.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.
Meet the team
Manager Glen recommends: Planning a climbing holiday to scale the slopes of the Old Man of Coniston? Give yourself a head start by staying at Coniston Coppermines. Almost halfway up a mountain with a view to match, this rural retreat is surrounded by fells, allowing hillwalkers easy access onto Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston itself.