Ambleside boats

Properties to hire in Ambleside

Hire the whole hostel, cottage or house with YHA Exclusive Hire in Ambleside

Enjoy your own space in Ambleside

Ever wanted to enjoy the privacy of a whole YHA hostel and have the place to yourself and your loved ones? You can book our Ambleside properties exclusively, just for your group.

Get ready to make some ever-lasting memories and experience a getaway packed with adventure with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Discover our amazing properties to hire in Ambleside, located at the heart of the Lake District National Park. We’re sure you’ll have a holiday to remember.

YHA properties to hire in Ambleside

YHA Coniston Coppermines exterior

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Whole hostel

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP

  • Sleeps up to 27 guests
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Hawkshead Courtyard exterior

YHA Hawkshead


Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Hawkshead Main Building exterior

YHA Hawkshead

Main building

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

  • Sleeps up to 72 guests
  • 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Langdale exterior

YHA Langdale

Whole hostel

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

  • Sleeps up to 106 guests
  • 15 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Windermere exterior

YHA Windermere

Whole hostel

Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LA

  • Sleeps up to 50 guests
  • 16 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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Why book with YHA Exclusive Hire?

Get away together

Bring your family and friends with properties for a range of group sizes

Enjoy your own space

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

YHA Member discount

Become a YHA member and save on every booking

Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Suitable for events

Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or annual trips

Best price guaranteed

Book direct for the lowest and fairest price

Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

COVID-19 secure

Things to do in Ambleside

There's nowhere quite like Ambleside

Situated in middle of the Lake District National Park, Ambleside is the perfect destination for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts wanting to uncover this magical part of England. Our properties in the area suit the needs of all traveller types.

Ambleside offers a variety of activities and attractions, including mountain treks, lake cruises, cycle hire and watersports, while the quaint towns and villages boasts traditional gift shops, cosy pubs, pretty cafes and delicious restaurants, suitable for all to enjoy.

Indoor climbing wall

Ambleside Climbing Wall

Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.


Brockhole Visitor Centre

Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere.  See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'.  Brows

Cycling in Ambleside and Windermere

Cycling in Windermere

The best cycling is out of season when there's less traffic. There's an endless variety of cycling routes from quiet lanes to high mountain passes.

Merz Barn

Merz Barn

Discover the recovery, documentation and restoration of Kurt Schwitters’ last Merzbau project; the Elterwater Merz Barn.


Walking and Rambling in Ambleside

A range of information on local walks is available from the hostel - just ask at reception and our friendly staff will be able to recommend a great walk for you.