About YHA Windermere

Bolt-ons available here

Overlooks England's largest lake

Want to wake up next to the largest lake in England? YHA Windermere makes an ideal choice for school trips and activity groups hoping to make a splash with watersports. Our spacious hostel has a large lounge for groups to study or socialise in, along with a peaceful dining room with epic views. With atmospheric wooded grounds outside and free Wi-Fi inside, there’s always something to do.

YHA Windermere has plenty of comfy areas to relax and a well-stocked bar too. We boast 4 acres of grounds overlooking the lake and countryside, along with modern facilities like web access and TV. And don’t forget breakfast, lunch and dinner – our group catering team can provide them all.

Whether you’re studying the Lake District environment on a field trip or trying activities like abseiling, we’re a top choice for school trips. The lake itself is ripe for wild swimming, or head to the watersports centre for kayaking, canoeing or windsurfing. If you’re a walking group, don’t miss the lovely Troutbeck Valley (and its accompanying village) and the visitor centre at Brockhole.


  • Free Wi-Fi in bedrooms
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking

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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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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 Windermere has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Windermere

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.

Adventure at YHA Windermere

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.


  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Coasteering
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
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54.403862, -2.917495

YHA Windermere

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