Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside in the Lake District National Park, The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse offers dormitory rooms, free parking, free Wi-Fi in public areas and a pub restaurant. Each dormitory room at The White Horse comes with a shared shower room and toilets. Bed linen (duvet, duvet cover, pillow case and bed sheet) are available at a surcharge and by prior arrangement and guests are advised to bring their own towels, as these are not provided. The pub restaurant offers a varied menu which includes specialities like the homemade steak and ale pie, fresh beer battered haddock, and the lamb shank. Vegetarian options, gluten-free meals, and an extensive list of drinks and local ales are also available. Located 1.5 mile from the picturesque village of Threlkeld and 8 minutes’ drive from Keswick, The White Horse offers easy access to the Blencathra and Sharp Edge, where guests can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor activities. The Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route passes by the inn’s front door.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse has been welcoming guests since 16 May 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
4 bunk beds
1 single bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Threlkeld
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Rachel
    Friendly staff, great restaurant, radiators in room to keep warm. Clean shower/toilet facilities. Great wifi reaching the rooms! Code to door was easy to use rather than all have a key.
  • Matteo
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing location near Keswick, with views of the beautiful valley. It has everything you need for a hostel stay, and facilities are clean and in working order. Very friendly staff!
  • Jackie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly staff, food excellent, fantastic location. Showers hot!
  • Caitlin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great kitchen facilities, comfy beds and nice warm showers!
  • Andy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything we could need for a mountain trip. Including a tumble drier.
  • Clayton
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly and welcoming staff. Nothing was too much trouble.
  • Alex
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, the staff were super friendly despite us being a large group of loud uni students. Food was amazing at the pub, overall amazing experience.
  • L
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location, the staff, the cleanliness everything!!
  • Alan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Hole place all people were so friendly for multiple cultures was great to talk to different people all doing there own thing even work men had a good laugh made couple of friends for time I was there will always stick with me this place and people...
  • Hodgson
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fabulous location and great pub with lovely food. Facilities excellent.

Property questions and answers
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  • If I book two bunk beds, one for me and my daughter might we be sharing with others?

    If you book a dormitory room you will not be sharing with others.
    Answered on 2 July 2020
  • How does it work if I want to bring my dog?

    We are dog friendly but ask people to book dormitory rooms in case other guests aren't comfortable with a dog in the rooms.
    Answered on 2 July 2020
  • Hi any blanket or duvet would be provided for use please? Thank you

    Duvets and bedding can be provided at a charge of £5 per person booked in advance.
    Answered on 11 August 2021
  • Hi, Do we'll be facilitated with quilts and pillows? Every dormitory has its own toilet?

    No duvets are extra and it is shared toilets
    Answered on 11 August 2021
  • Hi are there any tea / coffee making facilities? Also how many shower and toilet facilities are there? All the best Elaine

    There is a kettle in the kitchen. 2 showers and 3 toilets for each Bunk house.
    Answered on 3 August 2021
  • Hi I would like to book one room for 4 people. If there is any sockets? And what about heating? Regards Kris

    Hi, there are sockets and heating in every room.
    Answered on 1 December 2020
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • International
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options

Facilities of The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    • Heating
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 21:30


    From 07:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that towels are not provided and all bed linen (duvet cover, pillow case and bed sheet) are available at a surcharge. Bed linen hire needs to be arranged when booking.

    Packed lunches are available but need to be requested when booking.

    In case of check-in outside check-in hours, please inform the property in advance, if not informed, the property will not accommodate the guests and may charge the full price of the reservation without refund.

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and government guidelines, the property is unable to offer any kitchen facilities until further notice.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse

    • Check-in at The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse is 1.7 miles from the centre of Threlkeld. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 3 km)