YHA Coniston Coppermines viewpoint

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP
  • Recently refurbished
Bed in a shared room from £13.00/night


  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and 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 our shared rooms.
Private room from £79.00/night


  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and 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 our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £199.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    4 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 27 guests

    Originally the home of the manager of the old copper mines, YHA Coniston Coppermines boasts remote mountain setting with a cosy, rural atmosphere. This property is a great base for walking and hiking holidays.

    From £199.00/night


  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Hire YHA Coniston Coppermines and bring up to four dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The large, airy kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: freezer, grill, iron and board, kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, stove, toaster, washing machine, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 26 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the large dining room seats up to 26 people on 6 tables.

A highchair is available.


The bright, airy lounge is located on the first floor and seats up to 15 people. It has 5 comfy sofas and 3 coffee tables.

You can enjoy magnificent views and a wood-burning stove, perfect for winding down after a day’s exploring. There is also a selection of books and board games to choose from.


Across the entire building there is a total of four bathrooms.

Toilets: 6

Showers: 4

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.


Outside consists of some small grounds, with direct access to the surrounding countryside.

The grounds are not enclosed.

Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of six bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 7 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

First floor

Five rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.


Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

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.


Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Breakfast
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Coniston Coppermines is open for bookings all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Coniston Coppermines is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant opening hours: YHA Coniston Coppermines’ restaurant is open on Mondays from 18:00 - 19:30.

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.

YHA Coniston Coppermines

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 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.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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