YHA Coniston Coppermines Viewpoint

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP

Excellent 93%

(46 reviews)

Bed in a single sex shared dorm - Beds from £10.00
Private room - Rooms from £35.00


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

  • Ideal for mountain lovers and climbers
  • Superb views
  • Dramatic location within the mountainous landscape

Accommodation at YHA Coniston Coppermines

The hostel

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

YHA Coniston Coppermines dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Coniston Coppermines

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Supper Club

Evening meals at YHA Coniston Coppermines

Join our nightly Supper Club, share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a big pot of something delicious – this is the authentic hostel experience! Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch at YHA Coniston Coppermines

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.



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


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

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

Transportation & parking

  • 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.

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP

Map references

OS Map: 96

OS Grid Ref: SD289986

Lat/Lng: 54.377599, -3.095299

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9630

Email: [email protected]

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.


We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

hy not come and spend some time at YHA Coniston Coppermines to find out more about our fabulous hostels and spend some time helping us maintain our high standards of hospitality. The tasks are energetic and varied and in return you will get to meet some great people who both work and stay in our hostels as well as enjoying your time off to get out and discover the beautiful Lake Distict landscape. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.

At YHA Coniston Coppermines we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.

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.

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