YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse exterior

YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE
Entire place - Whole hostel - from £500.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    3 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 24 guests

    YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse is a traditionally built, stone cottage which provides quality accommodation for guests to enjoy. This property is great for walking and cycling holidays with family and friends.

    From £500.00/night


  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lake view
  • Lakefront
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 12:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs :
Hire YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse and bring up to four 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: dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave, oven, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 24 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Located on the ground floor, the dining area is part of the kitchen. It seats up to 16 people.


The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are comfy sofas and a small TV to relax after a day on the fells or in the lake.


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

Toilets: 3

Showers: 4

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


Outside is a medium-sized garden with picnic tables, a BBQ and incredible views across the lake. The garden is enclosed with a fence.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, grass/lawn, outdoor play area, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

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

First floor

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

One room that sleeps up to 2 people, that is an annexe of another bedroom. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.


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.

Hawse End is a traditionally built stone cottage located at the head of the magnificent Borrowdale valley, and overlooking picturesque Derwentwater. There's lots to do in the area and the cottage is ideally located across the lake from the popular market town of Keswick, which is easily accessed from the launch or lakeside walk.

Keswick is also home to the 'Theatre by the Lake' one of the most beautifully located theatres in England.

Why guests love YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse

  • Situated on the edge of the Borrowdale valley
  • Close to the nearby town of Keswick
  • Available for YHA Exclusive Hire

Accommodation at YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse

Hire the whole place

This hostel is only 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.

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • BBQ area
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Lake view
  • Lakefront
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - lounge area(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse is open all year round.

Parking: Parking is available in the grounds for up to eight cars.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse. Assistance dogs are welcome.

YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY250210

Lat/Lng: 54.579, -3.16153

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 3077

Email: [email protected]


Fancy spending some time in the stunning Lake District making a difference? YHA offers volunteering opportunities for individuals or groups throughout the year including student placements, week & weekend working parties or as much time as you’re willing to give. Tasks are varied and can be tailored to your interests or you can learn lots of new skills. If you’re interested in helping out please use either the hostel details above or contact our volunteering team at [email protected].

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Don't miss a walk up Catbells, great for all abilities and you'll be rewarded with stunning views over Derwentwater. Or, if you fancy trying something new, we can arrange outdoor activities for your group.

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