Discover the home of John Ruskin.
YHA Coniston CopperminesConiston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP
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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
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.
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.
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
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.
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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.
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.