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This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire stays at selected hostels between 22nd July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 7th July 2022. YHA members and save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £30.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Iron and board
  • 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 £99.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Iron and board
  • 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.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £1,599.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    8 bathrooms 15 bedrooms sleeps up to 106 guests

    YHA Langdale is a magical Victorian mansion, enriched in history and sits above its own three tier arboretum that’s managed by the National Trust. This popular property also has grand corridors and ornate interior.

    From £1,599.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wood stove

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 Langdale 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. Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdale. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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, except the classroom, commercial kitchen, courtyear, office/reception and pot wash. The hostel manager lives onsite, within the hostel building with separate access routes.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: freezer, grill, kettle, 2 microwaves, 3 ovens, 2 refrigerators, toaster, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 106 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, there are two large, adjacent dining rooms which seat up to 106 people. Both rooms have large sash windows and original oak shutters.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The two adjacent lounges are located on the ground floor and seat up to 50 people. The Drawing Room includes a library, soft seating and tables. The Great Hall contains a log burner, soft seating and tables.

Bathrooms

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

En-suite bathrooms: 1

Toilets: 12

Showers: 01

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

Outdoors

Outside is an extra-large garden, including a scenic veranda along the front of the building.

The garden is partially enclosed with walls, fences and bushes. Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, fire pit, grass/lawn, outdoor play area, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 15 bedrooms.

Ground floor

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a double bed.

First floor

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

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

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

One room that sleeps up to 14 people. It includes 7 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 12 people. It includes 6 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

A magical place to stay – this sprawling Victorian mansion is steeped in history and perched above its own three tier arboretum that’s managed by the National Trust. Its labyrinthine corridors and ornate grandeur captivate most guests.

YHA Langdale’s enviable location is unmatched, with stunning views of the Langdale Pikes, Loughrigg Fell and rolling views all the way down to Lake Windermere and Bowness. This is a hostel from which the central fells can be explored and enjoyed immediately upon stepping out through the front door.

Why guests love YHA Langdale

  • Steeped in history
  • Stunning views of the local Lakeland area
  • Arboretum within the grounds

Accommodation at YHA Langdale

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.

Hire the whole place

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

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Food and drink at YHA Langdale

YHA Langdale seating area

Eat with us

YHA Langdale 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 and delicious evening menu.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Langdale

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 Langdale

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

  • 24-hour access
  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Extra-large garden/grounds
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Indoor play area
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening 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 parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Langdale, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Langdale - Access Statement

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YHA Langdale

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY338052

Lat/Lng: 54.43857, -3.02148

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9748

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Langdale is a fantastic destination for school groups, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. There are opportunities for studies in biology and geography as well as outdoor activities. With classroom facilities and group catering available, this hostel is well equipped for school trips.

Book your YHA School Trip.

Volunteering

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.

Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.

History

Originally a small hamlet of cottages that worked as hill farms, High Close then became the property of the Benson family who were fullers – there is evidence of a fulling mill in Low Wood, a reservoir, sluice, bracken kilns and a service road in the immediate vicinity of the property. The years 1792 to 1802 saw the first extension to the original farmhouse before it being sold to Edward Balme Wheatley Balme in 1857 who presided over a major refurbishment and expansion starting in 1866 and finishing in 1876.

Upon the death of the last Wheatley Balme resident of High Close, commissioners of the Inland Revenue directed that High Close should become the property of the National Trust who subsequently leased it to YHA on the 1st of January 1954. Since then the building has been adapted and altered to meet the accommodation needs of its residents but it still maintains a magical charm that it skillfully weaves around its guests with its incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere and sense of history.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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