YHA Ennerdale exterior
Bed in a shared room from £13.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • 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:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00/night

Amenities

  • 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:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Main building from £199.00/night
  • Main building

    4 bathrooms 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 20 guests

    YHA Ennerdale has a remote location with cosy features including a log burning stove. If you want to get away from it all and catch a true taste of the Lake District, then YHA Ennerdale is the place for you.

    From £199.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Lock on doors
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Ennerdale and bring your 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 kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: fridge/freezer, grill, kettle, oven, refrigerator, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: oil, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, brown sauce.

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

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 16 people. This can be extended with additional tables and chairs if needed.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 12 people. There is a wood burner and central heating to keep you toasty after a day out on the hills.

You can enjoy lovely views out over the valley towards Lingmell Plantation and Pillar.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 2

Showers: 4

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden. This rough, rustic space often contains farm animals.

The garden has some fencing but is not enclosed.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

First floor

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

Two rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Entire place - Camping barn from £169.00/night
  • Camping barn

    1 bathrooms 3 bedrooms sleeps up to 13 guests

    If you want a quiet and relaxing rural getaway with no modern distractions, YHA Ennerdale Camping Barn has quality, back to basics accommodation, meaning it's the perfect place for outdoor adventure lovers.

    From £169.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Ennerdale Camping Barn and bring up to four of your 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.
Parking:
There is parking for a maximum of three cars is available right outside the camping barn.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property. There is no access to the main hostel garden.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, oven, refrigerator (with freezer compartment).

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the cosy dining room seats 6 people comfortably and can go up to 8 people.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of one bathroom.

Toilets: 1

Showers: 1

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

This rough, rustic space is not enclosed. BBQs and campfires not permitted.

Outdoor amenities: patio.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a double bed and a single bed.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 4 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 6 single beds.

A cot is available.

Entire place - Main building & camping barn from £368.00/night
  • Main building & camping barn

    5 bathrooms 7 bedrooms sleeps up to 33 guests

    YHA Ennerdale Main Building and Camping Barn boast a remote location with cosy features including a log burning stove and rustic features. If you want to get away from it all and catch a true taste of the Lake District, then these YHA properties are the place for you.

    From £368.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout both properties.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Ennerdale and bring up to four of your 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 the use of the whole property. Hostel staff live onsite.
Parking:
There is parking for a maximum of three cars is available right outside the camping barn.

Shared spaces

Main building
Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: fridge/freezer, grill, kettle, oven, refrigerator, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: oil, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, brown sauce.

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

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 16 people. This can be extended with additional tables and chairs if needed.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 12 people. There is a wood burner and central heating to keep you toasty after a day out on the hills.

You can enjoy lovely views out over the valley towards Lingmell Plantation and Pillar.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 2

Showers: 4

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden. This rough, rustic space often contains farm animals.

The garden has some fencing but is not enclosed.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, patio, picnic tables.

Camping barn
Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, oven, refrigerator (with freezer compartment).

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the cosy dining room seats 6 people comfortably and can go up to 8 people.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of one bathroom.

Toilets: 1

Showers: 1

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

This rough, rustic space is not enclosed. BBQs and campfires not permitted.

Outdoor amenities: patio.

Sleeping arrangements

Main building

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

First floor

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

Two rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Camping barn

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a double bed and a single bed.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 4 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 6 single beds.

A cot is available.

Camping barn

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a double bed and a single bed.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 4 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 6 single beds.

A cot is available.

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.

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

  • Remote and sheltered Lakeland location
  • Ideal for activity breaks
  • Environmentally friendly

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.

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.

Camping barn

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.

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Licensed bar
  • Mountain view
  • No mobile coverage
  • No WiFi
  • Outdoor seating
  • Restaurant
  • 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.

YHA Ennerdale - Access Statement

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YHA Ennerdale

Map references

OS Map: 89

OS Grid Ref: NY 14211 14088

Lat/Lng: 54.514804, -3.326677

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9116

Email: [email protected]

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: 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.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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