Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.
YHA EnnerdaleCleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX
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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.
If you want to get away from it all and catch a true taste of the Lake District, then YHA Ennerdale really is the hostel for you. Situated in a remote wooded valley and surrounded by fells, ridges and famous peaks, these converted forestry cottages make for a cosy rural retreat.
Perfect for outdoor activity breaks, the hostel is surrounded by great terrain for walking and cycling holidays, scaling ridges and scrambling. For the eco-conscious, YHA Ennerdale has an off-grid, hydro-electric power supply and even generates its own drinking water!
Why guests love YHA Ennerdale
Accommodation at YHA Ennerdale
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.
A traditional 16th century barn in a remote Lakeland valley, this is an excellent base for exploring the fells, rock climbing and cycling, the barn is also on the Coast to Coast so it's perfect for walking holidays.
There are three sleeping areas on first and second floors and a sitting room, cooking area and bathroom on the ground floor. Pre-booked breakfasts, picnic lunches and evening meals can often be arranged with YHA Ennerdale. BBQs and campfires not permitted.
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
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Mountain view
- No mobile coverage
- No WiFi
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
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 Ennerdale is open for bookings all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Ennerdale 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.
Café opening hours: YHA Ennerdale’s café is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00. Breakfast is served daily for guests from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: The hostel has a small car park with space for three cars. Parking is not permitted on the forest road outside the hostel.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Ennerdale. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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: Discover a rural retreat in the Wild Ennerdale Valley where Galloway cattle roam freely and the river has been allowed to find its own course. Don’t miss the panoramic view from the dining room over to Pillar rock and the Ennerdale forest. It's the perfect location for activity breaks in the Lake District - from walking and hiking holidays to cycling breaks.