About YHA Patterdale

Scandinavian-style building

Give your group’s Lake District adventure a touch of Scandinavian chic with a stay at YHA Patterdale. This quirky hostel has everything you need for a school trip or walking holiday, boasting characteristic wooden décor and open-plan spaces for dining, socialising and studying. You’ll find modern essentials like free Wi-Fi and a licensed bar, along with incredible views of the towering hills.

With an atmospheric bar selling local ales and a sunny patio area to relax in, YHA Patterdale makes a rural base to explore the Lake District. Sit down to group catering for breakfast and dinner, or take a packed lunch out into the fells for a day of walking or rock climbing (hold on to your sarnies).

With Ullswater just a short walk away and mountain ranges like Helvellyn in reach, we’re an ideal choice for groups of walkers and climbers. We also offer packages for geography and biology field trips – the area has fascinating wildlife and plenty of opportunities for studying the woodland and waterfalls nearby. For old-fashioned Lakeland fun, don’t miss a trip on an Ullswater steamer.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

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Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Patterdale has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award
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Eight bed room
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Patterdale

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

YHA Patterdale

Adventure Bolt-on

The British countryside offers a near-endless number of opportunities to explore, discover new things and try unusual activities.

Working with our approved AALA licenced partners they provide real, safe and thrilling experiences out in the great outdoors. We can offer a range of adventurous activities on a half-day and full-day basis so you can really make your residential trip suit you.


All our activities are in the real outdoors. Once booked you’ll be contacted by our partners who will discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Our most popular activities are listed below:

  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Raft building
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Walk
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YHA Patterdale

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