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YHA Coniston Holly How

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD

Great 89%

(98 reviews)

Bed in a single gender shared dorm - Beds from £10.00
Private room - Rooms from £35.00
Camping and cabins - Units from £8.00

Overview

There’s so much to do on an activity break ay YHA Consiton Holly How. Whether you’re a watersports, sailing or cycling enthusiast, there's something for everyone, including some of the country’s best mountain biking trails.

Only minutes from the village and Coniston Water, this traditional Lakeland house is close to excellent walks for all levels. The hostel is a major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and a popular venue for school trips - ideal for all kinds of get togethers and outdoor activity holidays.

Why guests love YHA Coniston Holly How

  • Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base
  • Ideal for some top-quality mountain biking routes
  • Traditional Lakeland house with grounds

Accommodation at YHA Coniston Holly How

The hostel

YHA Coniston Holly How has space for 60 people over a selection of dorm rooms, private rooms and camping. This traditional Lake District house has excellent self-catering facilities, lovely social areas and a drying room to hang your clothes after a muddy walk. There are two lounges - one with a TV and a main lounge and a proper bar in the restaurant - perfect for cosy nights in.

If you're travelling as part of a large group we can arrange a joint booking with YHA Coniston Coppermines and offer a total 86 beds.

Tipis

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful tipis - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipis are fully kitted out with bedding and can sleep four people on mattresses. They have a wooden floor which is partly carpeted and a lockable coffee table chest which you can store you belongings in and use as a table. There's also eco-friendly solar lighting and two comfy waterproof bean bags for you to chill out on during the day, as well as a woodburner to keep you snug. This cosy glamping option is perfect for those who love camping but not roughing it.

There are three tipis available at YHA Coniston Holly How and tipi guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities plus a separate shower and toilet block. YHA Coniston Holly How's tipis are available to book throughout the year for stays between Easter and the end of October.

Camping

Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

Camping is available at YHA Coniston Holly How in a wooded walled garden which has 30 different tree species, including the Lake District's tallest Monkey Puzzle tree which is 150 years old. The site has spectacular mountain views.

Facilities
There is an outside toilet available for campers at night time, and campers have full use of the hostel showers and toilets during the day.

Campers have access to the self-catering kitchen and the hostel has a licensed bar and restaurant which campers are also welcome to use.

Parking
There is on site car parking but when the car park is full it may be occasionally necessary to drop off and park in the village.

Important Information
Campfires are strictly prohibited.

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Food and drink at YHA Coniston Holly How

YHA Coniston Holly How 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

Breakfast at YHA Coniston Holly How

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 Holly How

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! Alternatively we offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. 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 Holly How

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.

Facilities

General

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

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Lounge

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: From 1st March to 31st October YHA Coniston Holly How is open during weekends and school holidays for families and individual travellers. From Monday - Thursday the hostel is open for group bookings. From 1st November until 28th February YHA Coniston Holly How is open for group bookings every day. Beds and rooms may become available during summer and at weekends in winter three months prior to the travelling date so please check the website for more information.

Groups: If you're travelling as part of a large group we can arrange a joint booking with YHA Coniston Coppermines and offer a total 86 beds.

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: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our tipis. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our tipi accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Coniston Holly How however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

YHA Coniston Holly How - Access Statement

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YHA Coniston Holly How

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD

Map references

OS Map: 96

OS Grid Ref: SD302981

Lat/Lng: 54.37331, -3.0756

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9511

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

This hostel combines the opportunity for an activity break with educational activities co-ordinated by the Field Studies Council. The hostel accommodates 60 people and has great facilities including a classroom and library.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Being open all year round, we’re ideal for spring daffodils, bluebells and Herdwick lambs, but if you want to soak up the real Cumbrian atmosphere, stay with us in October or November for spectacular autumn colours, mist on Coniston Water and snow-frosted peaks!

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