Patterdale countryside

Properties to hire in Cumbria

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

Enjoy your own space in Cumbria

Discover our YHA Exclusive Hire options across the most north-westerly county of Cumbria.

Ever wanted to enjoy the privacy of a whole YHA hostel and have the place completely to yourself and your fellow guests? Now you can book the property exclusively, just for your group. Get ready to make some memories that will last a lifetime and experience a trip packed with adventure with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Have a closer look and take your pick.

YHA properties to hire in Cumbria

YHA Alston exterior

YHA Alston

Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RW

  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Black Sail exterior

YHA Black Sail

Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX

  • Sleeps up to 16 guests
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Buttermere

YHA Buttermere

Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

  • Sleeps up to 60 guests
  • 14 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Coniston Coppermines exterior

YHA Coniston Coppermines

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HP

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

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YHA Dufton exterior

YHA Dufton

Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6DB

  • Sleeps up to 32 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Ennerdale Camping Barn exterior

YHA Ennerdale - Camping Barn

Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX

  • Sleeps up to 13 guests
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Ennerdale Main Building exterior

YHA Ennerdale - Main Building

Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX

  • Sleeps up to 24 guests
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Eskdale exterior

YHA Eskdale

Boot, Cumbria, CA19 1TH

  • Sleeps up to 35 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Hawkshead Courtyard exterior

YHA Hawkshead - Courtyard

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, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Hawse End exterior

YHA Hawse End Bunkhouse

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE

  • Sleeps up to 24 guests
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Helvellyn exterior

YHA Helvellyn

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0QR

  • Sleeps up to 64 guests
  • 19 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Honsiter Hause exterior

YHA Honister Hause

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

  • Sleeps up to 26 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Langdale exterior

YHA Langdale

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

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

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YHA Patterdale exterior

YHA Patterdale

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0NW

  • Sleeps up to 86 guests
  • 15 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse exterior

YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

  • Sleeps up to 20 guests
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Wasdale Hall exterior

YHA Wasdale Hall

Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET

  • Sleeps up to 42 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Windermere exterior

YHA Windermere

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 Cumbria

Be inspired by the magical landscapes of England's largest National Park

Home to England's largest mountain and its deepest lake, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination for families and activity seekers looking to explore. We have a vast range of hostels to suit the needs of all traveller types.

Get ready to indulge your senses with wild swimming, boating, exploring, rambling and more combined with visits to cute little towns which offer lovely gift shops, great fish and chips and places to potter around and while away the hours.

Aira Force waterfalls

Aira Force Waterfalls

Indulge in impressive mountain scenery and a 65ft waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works. See the National Trust website See the Visit Cumbria website

Appleby horse fair, Cumbria


Appleby-in-Westmorland ia an attractive, historic, market town, famous for its horse fair that attracts a huge gypsy gathering each year. While here visit the Appleby Castle.  Tours of th

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House exterior

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture. Visit Blackwell's website  



Discover the home of John Ruskin.

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

With panoramic views over the Eden valley, the 13th century castle has a maze of passages and spiral stairways to explore.  The grounds also make it an ideal picnic spot. Visit the English Her

The Cathedral, in Little Langdale Quarry

Cathedral Quarry

A network of quarries above Little Langdale - best known for the main chamber, which is 40ft in height and lit by two windows. Visit the Visit Cumbria website Walkers, see the National Trust Hod


Climbing in Coniston

Close by there is skilled scrambling on the famous Pudding Stone - on this large boulder alone there are 30 different challenging routes.  Not much further away there are classic climbing and scr

Climbing in Keswick

Climbing in Keswick

For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.


Climbing in Langdale

Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll are just a few of the numerous rock climbing spots which line the Langdale valley floor, providing some of the most spectacular rock routes in the UK - come and

Coniston Boating Centre, view of jetties

Coniston Boating Centre

To see Coniston Water and the stunning fells hire a motor boat, canoe, rowing boat or sailing boat and explore. Take a break at the Bluebird Café right on the edge of Coniston Water. Visit the w

Coniston Launch Cruises

Coniston Cruises

Enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, staying on the boat for the full cruise or getting off at a jetty to explore.  Or just use the service as a ferry to get between where the differe

Cross Bay Walks

Cross Bay Walks

The walks cross several estuary channels, some some fast running, so it's best to use a guide across the dangerous sands.

Country cycling

Cycling in Alston

The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.

Couple cycling in the Lake District, Cumbria

Cycling in Coniston Holly How

The circular route around Coniston Water is perfect for easy, relaxing rides.  Take on the high altitude buzz of Hardknott and Wrynose passes from the hostel.  The Fred Whitton Challenge aro


Cycling in Dufton

There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.

Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.

Cycling in Keswick

Cycling in Keswick

From YHA Keswick there is a cycle route to suit everyone, whether you’re looking for a gentle ride following the River Greta along an old railway track to tackling the famous 112 mile Fred Whitton cha

Go Ape

Go Ape Grizedale

Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy from 18m up a Douglas Fir. Visit the website

Mountain Guide instructs a group of young people

Highpoint Mountain Guides

Navigation, rock climbing and mountaineering courses for skills training, guided activities or just having some group fun. Visit the website

Holker Hall

Holker Hall

Set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Levens Hall

Levens Hall

One of the finest stately homes in south Cumbria. Don't miss the fantastic gardens with the famous topiary.

Mountain Biking on the nearby Helvellyn

Mountain Biking around Coniston Holly How

There's low level bridleways with easy wooded terrain for youngsters, while the more adventurous can take on the challenge of Walna Scar Road or the north face trail in Grizedale Forest.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

Mountain biking in Eskdale

For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale v

Mountain Biking in Keswick

Mountain Biking in Keswick

Whinlatter Visitors Centre is just five miles from YHA Keswick with some of the best purpose built single track mountain bike trails in the country.

Muncaster Castle with Steppe Eagal and handler insert

Muncaster Castle

Historic haunted castle, with 70 acres of stunning Gardens, set against the back drop of the fells.  Home to the Hawk and Owl Centre, where from Easter through to min-Oct there are daily flying d


Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations.  See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Lake District Underpainting

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Travel for seven miles from a delightful coastal village, through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Visit the Railway website

Boy having fun on a Quadbike

Rookin House Farm

An activity centre offering horse riding for all abilities, archery and quad biking to name but a few. Visit the website for full details