YHA Patterdale

Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0NW


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.

Why Groups love YHA Patterdale

Scandinavian-style building

"Great" - 89%

Customer satisfaction based on 165 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 86

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 Patterdale

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for 8+

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical P.E. based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.


  • Problem solving
  • Team building

Prices from


Per person, per night, based on a two-night stay* (ex VAT)

YHA Patterdale does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at 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.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Patterdale 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
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0NW

By car: The hostel is 400m south of Patterdale village on the A592 Ullswater to Windermere road.

OS Map: 90
OS Grid Ref: NY399156
Latitude: 54.532633
Longitude: -2.930458
YHA Patterdale