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


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Keswick

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Keswick. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  4. The bar will remain closed.

  5. Dining room(s) remain closed.

  6. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

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.

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

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

Our Riverside Restaurant & Bar provides a contemporary, relaxed and cosy atmosphere away from the bustle of this busy market town. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Keswick

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.


All day menu at YHA Keswick

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, grilled paninis and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Keswick

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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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: 07.00 - 23.00

Check in: 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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