YHA Coniston Holly How

Far End, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD


YHA Coniston Holly How is a large, well-equipped hostel with a fantastic location for groups who love the Lake District. From thrilling watersports on Coniston Water, to excellent educational packages exploring the local area, this location has everything you need for a great stay.

We may be in the heart of the Lakes, but the hostel offers free Wi-Fi to keep school trips and groups connected. The hostel also has a meeting room for groups to get together, and there are plenty of comfy sofas to relax on. Whether you need group catering, a beer from our licensed bar in the evening, or a self-catering kitchen to prepare food, YHA Coniston Holly How is ready for you.

There’s a huge variety of things to do here – from adventurous kayaking and sailing, to culture favourites like John Ruskin’s Brantwood home. If you’re here for a field trip, the hostel offers some great ideas for geography and biology students. Or how about taking on the Old Man of Coniston for a challenging day’s hiking, or having a go at scrambling at the famous Jack’s Rake in Langdale.

Why Groups love YHA Coniston Holly How

Meeting room available for group use

Free Wi-Fi to keep groups connected

Great location for groups who love the Lake District

"Great" - 89%

Customer satisfaction based on 98 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 59

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Coniston Holly How

YHA Coniston Holly How does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Coniston Holly How

Adventure Bolt-on

Activities run by our trained and experienced staff

The British countryside offers a near-endless number of opportunities to explore, discover new things and try unusual activities. From fell walking in the Lake District to canoeing in the Peak District or climbing and abseiling in Wales. Every outdoor activity you can think of – and many you can’t – is catered for somewhere.

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 at numerous hostels 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, so vary depending on the location. Once booked you’ll be contacted by our partners who will discuss any specific requirements you may have.


  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from


Per person (ex VAT)

YHA Coniston Holly How does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Corridor zoning

How to get here

Far End, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DD

By car and coach:
The hostel is located 0.25 miles north of Coniston, off the A593 to Ambleside.

OS Map: 96
OS Grid Ref: SD302981
Latitude: 54.37331
Longitude: -3.0756
YHA Coniston Holly How