Set in a stunning Regency mansion overlooking Esthwaite Water, YHA Hawkshead stands within beautiful grounds just a mile from Hawkshead village. It offers a restaurant, a games room, and a shop for guests.

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is located in nearby Hawkshead, and Lake Windermere is only a 10-minute drive from YHA Hawkshead. The lush greenery of Grizedale Forest is just outside the hostel, home to excellent mountain biking trails and a Go Ape! treetop adventure course.

Guests can relax in the TV lounge and common room, or enjoy a game of pool in the games room. There is also a library in the hostel, and the beautiful grounds provide plenty of space for relaxation.

Cycle storage is provided, along with free parking. Guests can make use of a washing machine and laundry facilities, as well as a drying room for clothes.

As well as a restaurant, this YHA features a self-catering kitchen, as well as a dining room where guests can enjoy meals prepared in the kitchen.

The majority of rooms contain bunk beds

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

YHA Hawkshead has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 15, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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4 reasons to choose YHA Hawkshead

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is bedding provided ?
    Yes bedding is provided in our Bell Tents
    Answered on July 15, 2020
  • Toilet facilities for the pods please
    The pods have some steps behind the 'pod village' that lead up to a toilet and shower block
    Answered on September 11, 2021
  • What is the bathroom/shower situation?
    We have communal showers and toilets on site, cleaned regularly by the staff.
    Answered on August 6, 2021
  • Can we cook in side?
    Hello, We do have a self-catering kitchen which our guests are very welcome to use.
    Answered on August 3, 2022
  • Do the pods have 240v sockets to charge e bike batteries
    The pod sockets can support lights and charging small devices like mobile phones, anything with more draw then a hair dryer will blow the fuse. If you...
    Answered on February 28, 2022
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of YHA Hawkshead
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Key access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules YHA Hawkshead takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 16 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Visa JCB YHA Hawkshead accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be canceled by YHA.
The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodations for at least seven nights.
The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.
Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hosteling International as part of this booking.
Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about YHA Hawkshead

  • YHA Hawkshead offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room

  • Check-in at YHA Hawkshead is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at YHA Hawkshead may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at YHA Hawkshead can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • YHA Hawkshead has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • YHA Hawkshead is 0.9 miles from the center of Hawkshead.