The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.
YHA HawksheadAmbleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD
This family friendly grade II listed building is an ideal base for cheap breaks, school trips and activity holidays in Beatrix Potter country. The hostel is great for walking and cycling, and nearby Grizedale Forest offers some of the country’s best routes if you're looking for a mountain biking holiday.
YHA Hawkshead also offers our biggest choice of Camping & Cabins - with an atmospheric village of camping pods, cabins and tipis in our grounds. Expect tranquil views, fabulous beer and plenty of Regency charm.
Why guests love YHA Hawkshead
Accommodation at YHA Hawkshead
Food and drink at YHA Hawkshead
- Baby changing
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Lake view
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Pool table
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is free parking on site and an overflow car park for use during busy times.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Hawkshead, except in our Camping & Cabins accommodation or when hiring the whole hostel or Courtyard through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Hawkshead is perfect for school trips wanting to take advantage of the great outdoors, or get involved with one of our biology or geography packages. This hostel offers group catering and a classroom.
Book your YHA School Trip.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Why not come and spend some time at YHA Hawkshead to find out more about our fabulous hostels and spend some time helping us maintain our high standards of hospitality. The tasks are energetic and varied and in return you will get to meet some great people who both work and stay in our hostels as well as enjoying your time off to get out and discover the beautiful Lake District landscape.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
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Manager recommends: Great for family activity breaks and some of the best cycling and mountain biking holidays that England has to offer. After an active day in the south Lakes, relax on the veranda, overlooking the expansive gardens and tranquil Esthwaite Water.