About YHA Wasdale Hall

Next to "Britain's Favourite View"

Choose YHA Wasdale Hall and get a school trip or activity break as grand as its name. From action-packed watersports to inspiring educational packages, our spectacular location (next to England’s deepest lake) makes a great backdrop for adventures. Although built in the 1820s, our hostel offers an on-site meeting room for studying, a games room, and a fully licensed bar selling local ales.

Walking groups and school trips can spread out in our atmospheric social spaces, or cosy up next to our log fireplace. There’s a wide range of books to read and you can enjoy group catering for breakfast, lunch and evening meal – all with a breathtaking view of course.

Our mountainous surroundings make us ideal for climbing and walking groups, or you could try paddling, canoeing and kayaking a stone’s throw away. The mighty Scafell Pike is just a few miles walk away if you fancy taking on England’s highest mountain too. Geography and biology students can have a field day in our area too, learning about our fascinating Lakeland flora and fauna.


  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Classroom(s)

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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

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer Satisfaction based on 100 scores

3 Stars
Visit England accredited

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 Wasdale Hall has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Wasdale Hall

We had a fabulous time at Wasdale. The staff really looked after our students who all have learning difficulties. Nothing was too much trouble, all their catering needs and funny ways were met. What we thought would be a negative of no wifi turned into a positive as the students played traditional board games, even buying their own, and chatted. Wonderful location.

Nottingham College
Lyndsey Turner-Whitby
Nottingham College
Self-catering kitchen
Dorm room
Dining room

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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Wasdale Hall

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.

Coniston Water

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
  • Abseiling
  • Team Development
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Mountain Walk
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54.428558, -3.319706

YHA Wasdale Hall

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