YHA Keswick

Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LH


Discover one of the Lake District’s most popular towns – YHA Keswick sits just a few minutes from the centre and all its amenities and attractions. Not only are you near Keswick Museum and the famous Theatre by the Lake, but our hostel is surrounded by thrilling outdoor adventures. Groups can cycle the Coast 2 Coast route, walk up mighty Skiddaw, or visit a leisure centre just metres away.

With plenty of space for socialising and studying school groups can take advantage of our hostel’s biology and geography packages. Whether you’re getting adventurous with abseiling or making a splash with stream scramble, there are some great activities to try. You’ll find handy free Wi-Fi too.

Group catering can be arranged for activity groups and educational visits, and there’s a licensed bar too – perfect for a night on our riverside veranda. Walking parties will love our location; there’s excellent access to the North Lakes Fells, or you could sail across Derwentwater to climb Catbells. You could even head to our neighbouring leisure centre for an indoor pool and climbing wall.

Why Groups love YHA Keswick

Bolt-ons available here

Near Keswick Museum and the Theatre by the Lake

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer satisfaction based on 167 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 107

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 Keswick

YHA Keswick does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Keswick

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Keswick 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
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Luggage store


  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available

Teaching facilities:

  • Corridor zoning

How to get here

Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LH

By car and coach:
From the M6, J40, take the A66 to Keswick. The hostel is next to the river Greta off Station Road. Sat nav postcode CA12 5LH.

OS Map: 89
OS Grid Ref: NY267235
Latitude: 54.602104
Longitude: -3.13502
YHA Keswick