YHA Keswick External
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

Overlooking the River Greta and Fitz Park, with far reaching views to Latrigg and Skiddaw, YHA Keswick is a stunning, recently refurbished Lakeland hostel. The hostel also features a brand new Riverside Bar and Restaurant ,serving a varied menu of great food and drink.

Less than five minutes' walk to the amenities of this busy tourist town, YHA Keswick is ideally placed for days out in the North Lakes Fells. For cycling, the hostel is perfectly placed on long distance routes including the the Coast 2 Coast.

Why guests love YHA Keswick

  • Extensively refurbished after the 2015 floods
  • First floor rooms with balconies and stunning views
  • Excellent access to the North Lakes Fells

Accommodation at YHA Keswick

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

The hostel has 26 bedrooms, ranging from two to six beds, over three floors, with 107 beds in total:
1 x 2 bed en-suite, 3 x 3 bed en-suite with one double bed and one bunk, 2 x 4 bed en-suite, 2 x 6 bed en-suite, 3 x 3 bed, 6 x 4 bed, 3 x 4 bed with double bed and two bunks, 1 x 5 bed with double bed and three bunks, 4 x 6 bed

The ground floor social spaces have been re-configured to provide a newly opened reception/café bar and dining room with French doors opening over the river plus a new self-catering kitchen and social space with AV facilities and free wifi. In addition we now provide new guest accommodation on the first floor, all with en-suite bedrooms.


Food and drink at YHA Keswick

YHA Keswick lounge

Eat with us

YHA Keswick is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, continental option and an all day menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Plated breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Keswick

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options, breakfast baps and continental breakfast. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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All day menu at YHA Keswick

Choose from our tasty all day menu with burgers, stone-baked pizzas, salads and many more delicious meals to satisfy your taste buds. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi


  • Drying room
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception times: From 07:00 - 23:00

Check in: From 17:00 - 22:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is only limited parking available on Station Road, however there is free parking 400m away on Brundholme Road.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Keswick. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

YHA Keswick - Access Statement

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YHA Keswick

Map references

OS Map: 89

OS Grid Ref: NY267235

Lat/Lng: 54.602104, -3.13502

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9746

Email: [email protected]


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: There’s great choice for walking holidays here in the Northern Lakes. Or try climbing Skiddaw, one of the highest mountains in the Lake District, which dominates the view across Fitz Park. Keswick is an excellent centre for all kinds of outdoor activity breaks including water sports, hiking holidays and cycling holidays. Don’t miss the view over Derwentwater in the evening - with a backdrop of the Borrowdale valley, best seen from Friars Crag.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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