Discover the home of John Ruskin.
YHA Coniston CopperminesConiston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP
This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.
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
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA All Stretton Bunkhouse and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property was originally the home of the manager of the old copper mines. Combining a remote mountain setting with a cosy, rural atmosphere, it makes a great base for walking and hiking holidays. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Self-catering: YHA Coniston Coppermines is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: Free parking is available onsite.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Coniston Coppermines. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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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.
Book your YHA School Trip.
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. Find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels through YHA volunteering.
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.