YHA Hawkshead exterior
Bed in a shared room from £18.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Heating
  • 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 shared rooms.
Private room from £29.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Heating
  • 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 £19.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • 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 tipis, premium bell tents, camping pods and cabins.
Heating:
Heating is supplied in our camping pods, premium bell tents and cabins.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay in our camping pods, cabins and tipis and bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod, cabin, bell tent and tipi accommodation which is payable upon arrival.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.
Entire place - Main building from £0.00 per night
  • Main building

    7 bathrooms 12 bedrooms sleeps up to 72 guests

    A grand, grade II listed building in the heart of the Lake District, YHA Hawkshead Main Building is the perfect base, suitable for families, friends, and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a memorable countryside retreat.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lake view
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster

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 Hawkshead Main Building 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 sole use of the main building. The seperate courtyard building may be booked by other guests who have shared use of the hostel grounds.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster.

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

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, sponges, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, there are two dining rooms which seat up to 54 people in total.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 14 people. There are 3 comfy sofas and 4 chairs so you can relax in the evening after a day of exploring.

There is also a games room that can seat up to 15 people with a pool table.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 7

Showers: 8

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden. The garden is enclosed with bushes.

Other guests who have booked the seperate courtyard building will have shared use of the hostel grounds.

Outdoor amenities: grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 12 bedrooms.

First floor

Four rooms that sleep up to 8 people each. They include 4 sets of bunk beds.

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

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

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Entire place - Courtyard from £0.00 per night
  • Courtyard

    4 bathrooms 8 bedrooms sleeps up to 30 guests

    YHA Hawkshead is a family friendly grade II listed Regency building located in the heart of one of England’s most beloved National Parks. It is an ideal base for cheap breaks with the chance to discover the Beatrix Potter country. This property offers accommodation and social spaces set around a courtyard garden.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

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

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 Hawkshead Courtyard 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 sole use of the courtyard building, which is adjacent to staff accommodation. The seperate main building may be booked by other guests who have shared use of the hostel grounds.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, 2 kettles, 2 microwaves, mini fridge, 4 ovens, refrigerator, 2 toasters.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 30 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the lounge/diner seats up to 24 people at tables. There are 3 comfy sofas and 2 armchairs in the lounge area of the room, providing seating for up to 12 people.

A highchair is available.

Bathrooms

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

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 4

Showers: 2

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

Other guests who have booked the seperate main building will have shared use of the hostel grounds.

Outdoor amenities: picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

First floor

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Two rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include 3 single beds. 

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include a double bed with a single bunk over the top.

A cot is available.

Entire place - Main building & courtyard from £0.00 per night
  • Main building & courtyard

    11 bathrooms 20 bedrooms sleeps up to 102 guests

    Located in a tranquil surroundings, YHA Hawkshead Main Building and Courtyard offer quality and comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy during their stay. If you're looking for a true Lake District walking holiday, these properties act as the perfect base for your break. 

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout both properties.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Hawkshead 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:
Guest have sole use of the main and courtyard buildings.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Main building
Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster.

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

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, sponges, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, there are two dining rooms which seat up to 54 people in total.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 14 people. There are 3 comfy sofas and 4 chairs so you can relax in the evening after a day of exploring.

There is also a games room that can seat up to 15 people with a pool table.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 7

Showers: 8

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

Outdoors

Outside is a large garden. The garden is enclosed with bushes.

Outdoor amenities: grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Courtyard
Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, 2 kettles, 2 microwaves, mini fridge, 4 ovens, refrigerator, 2 toasters.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 30 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the lounge/diner seats up to 24 people at tables. There are 3 comfy sofas and 2 armchairs in the lounge area of the room, providing seating for up to 12 people.

A highchair is available.

Bathrooms

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

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 4

Showers: 2

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

Outdoor amenities: picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Main building

Across the entire building there is a total of 12 bedrooms.

First floor

Four rooms that sleep up to 8 people each. They include 4 sets of bunk beds.

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

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

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Courtyard

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

First floor

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Two rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include 3 single beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include a double bed with a single bunk over the top.

A cot is available.

Overview

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

  • Easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere
  • Atmospheric village of camping pods, cabins and tipis
  • Tranquil views of Esthwaite Water

Accommodation at YHA Hawkshead

Bed in a shared room

If you're happy to share, dorm rooms have multiple beds - ideal for budget breaks.

Private rooms

Like your own space? Private rooms offer the hostelling experience with more privacy.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room, including bathroom facilities.

Cabins

Go glamping in style and feel as cosy as can be inside a rustic wooden cabin.

Camping pods

Our wooden pods offer the camping experience with protection from the elements.

Premium bell tents

Get all the fun of the great outdoors without the set-up in our beautiful bell tents.

Tipis

Try something different and go camping in style with our spacious tipi tents.

Hire the Courtyard building

Take the Courtyard building for you and your group with YHA Exclusive Hire.

Hire the whole place

With YHA Exclusive Hire, you can take the main building for you and your group.

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Food and drink at YHA Hawkshead

YHA Hawkshead dining room

Eat with us

YHA Hawkshead is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast option as well as a delicious evening menu.

YHA breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Hawkshead

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA Evening menu

Evening menu at YHA Hawkshead

Take your pick from today’s selection of hearty classics and delicious desserts. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Hostel facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • 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
  • WiFi

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.

YHA Hawkshead - Access Statement

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YHA Hawkshead

Map references

OS Map: 96

OS Grid Ref: SD354966

Lat/Lng: 54.361697, -2.994753

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9321

Email: [email protected]

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.

Volunteering

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.

Meet the team

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.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020 Walkers and Cyclists Welcome

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