YHA Patterdale Exterior
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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 mid-week stays at selected hostels between 5th June - 30th June 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 9th June 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £16.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • 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

  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • 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 £15.00 per night

Amenities

  • Dog-friendly

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.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 15 bedrooms sleeps up to 86 guests

    YHA Patterdale is a unique, Scandinavian style countryside retreat which acts as the perfect base for those looking to discover the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Great for families and outdoor lovers.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • 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 Patterdale 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 use of the whole property, except the bar and reception areas. 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 kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill, 3 kettles, 2 microwaves, oven, refrigerator, 2 toasters, washing machine, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 86 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the ground floor, the spacious dining room seats up to 50 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 30 people. There is comfy seating, a wall-mounted TV with DVD player and a small children's play area with toys. You can relax by the open log fire after a long day in the fells.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 9

Showers: 6

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

Outdoors

Outside is an extra-large garden.

The garden is not enclosed.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store, fire pit, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 1 person each. They include a single bed.

Four rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

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

Two rooms that sleep up to 10 people each. They include 5 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

Lively, retro and full of character, this Scandinavian style retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. Built in the 1970s and with a unique look all of its own, YHA Patterdale recently had a stylish makeover and has never looked better.

If you're feeling energetic, the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking. For something more gentle, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. Sit back and relax after exploring - we've got incredible views of the fells.

Why guests love YHA Patterdale

  • Rural retreat perfect for activity breaks
  • Great views of the surrounding area
  • Wild camping pitches

Accommodation at YHA Patterdale

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Pitch-up camping

Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people who you wish to camp.

YHA Patterdale offers wild camping with the luxury of a hostel just a few steps away. The field has glorious views south towards Kirkstone pass. There is a small river running next to the camping field, which is ideal for launching kayaks as it runs all the way to Ullswater.

There is room for up to 10 large tents and several small one-man tents.

Campers have access to all the hostel's facilities including the self-catering kitchen, indoor showers and toilets. There are no barbecue facilities but there is a fire pit.

Parking is available in the main car park, just next to the camping field, which means you won't be trudging around for miles with your camping gear!

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Patterdale and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is a great hub for walking and cycling holidays with family and friends. Dogs are welcome too!

Reviews

Food and drink at YHA Patterdale

YHA Patterdale lounge

Eat with us

YHA Patterdale 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 Patterdale

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 Patterdale

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

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Contactless payments
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Licensed bar
  • Mountain view
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • 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 free parking onsite. The car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Dogs can stay on our campsite. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Patterdale. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

YHA Patterdale - Access Statement

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YHA Patterdale

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY399156

Lat/Lng: 54.532633, -2.930458

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9337

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

Whether students are on a geography trip studying lakes and landscapes, an activity break or even an English field trip, YHA Patterdale is ideally suited to cater for school parties large and small. There are up to 82 beds, classroom facilities and group catering available to make your school trip enjoyable and rewarding.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.

History

The original Patterdale Youth Hostel opened in 1932 but had an unsettled lifespan due to short term openings and closures. In 1940, the hostel closed but reopened 2 years later. Goldrill House continued to serve YHA members into the 1960s but sadly closed for demolition. The current Patterdale hostel opened in 1971, and continues to successfully operate, attracting many visitors each year.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: If you're looking for energetic activity breaks try hiking or climbing on the Helvellyn range or there's plenty of great mountain biking in the area. If you're visiting the Lake District to relax, chill out on the Ullswater Steamers – great fun for family breaks.

TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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