YHA Coniston Holly How exterior

YHA Coniston Holly How

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD
January sale
25% off

JANSALE-22

This hostel is part of our January sale. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on private rooms and Camping & Cabins accommodation only for stays until 31st March 2022 at selected hostels. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 7th February 2022. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £13.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Heating
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00/night

Amenities

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

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Camping & Cabins from £15.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in our Landpods and tipis.
Tipis:
Heating is supplied in our tipis.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our Landpods and tipis. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our Landpod and tipi accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Guest access:
Guests have the use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.

Overview

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.

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

YHA Coniston Holly How sits in the heart of the Lake District National Park and provides easy access to the village and Coniston Water. This traditional Lakeland house is close to excellent walks for all levels and is also a major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base. It's also a  popular venue for school trips, bank holiday getaways and camping breaks - 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

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.

Landpods

These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

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 two 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 April and the end of October.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Camping

Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. 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 on a flat lawned area which has 30 different tree species, including the Lake District's tallest Monkey Puzzle tree which is 150 years old. 

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.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

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

YHA Coniston Holly How is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, continental options and a pizza menu, for you to enjoy during your visit.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast menu 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 are now serving delicious breakfast baps and continental options. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza

Pizza menu at YHA Coniston Holly How

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Water refill station
  • 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 Holly How is open for bookings all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Coniston Holly How is open from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

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

Café and restaurant opening hours: YHA Coniston Holly How’s café and restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday, 08:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 20:00.

Parking: The property has a free car park on-site for guests and patrons. This car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

YHA Coniston Holly How - Access Statement

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YHA Coniston Holly How

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 accommodates 59 people. We may be in the heart of the Lakes, but we offer free WiFi to keep school trips and groups connected.

There’s a huge variety of things to do here – from adventurous kayaking and sailing, to culture favourites like John Ruskin’s Brantwood home.

Book your YHA School Trip.

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.

Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel

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!

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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