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A handy base for cycling and touring the west Cumbrian coast and great walking in the quieter northwestern lakeland fells, this hostel is a converted 17th century watermill in an idyllic spot on the river Cocker. The beautiful old mill (look out for charming original features) is surrounded by relaxing grounds and you can relax in the spring and summer flowers, listening to the sound of the river. Perfectly located for hiking and all kinds of outdoor activity breaks, this has all the makings of a magical Lake District holiday you'll never forget.

The Hostel

YHA Cockermouth has 26 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms. This self-catering-only hostel has beautiful grounds and cosy social areas, including a combined common and dining room, drying room and seperate kitchen. Learn more about the history of the YHA with our pictures and postcards and admire our quirky stencilling.

Please note that there is no access to the hostel after 11pm, even if you have checked in prior to this.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.

Self-Catering Facilities

This Youth Hostel is self catering only but it’s only a 10 minute walk to the centre of this attractive market town with plenty of good pubs and restaurants.

The hostel benefits from a decent sized self-catering kitchen with two standard domestic cookers, each with four hobs and a grill oven, plus one commercial size gas cooker with a large oven and four hobs. There is also a small microwave and kettles.

The town of Cockermouth is a small, non-touristy destination and therefore prices are cheaper than in nearby Keswick or other Lake District destinations. There are several pubs that serve evening meals within walking distance of the hostel plus a few places that serve breakfast. There are three supermarkets, each less than a mile away.

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