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There’s so much to do on an activity break here! Watersports holidays, sailing holidays or cycling holidays including mountain biking on some of the country’s best trails - there's something for everyone. Only minutes from the village and Coniston Water, this traditional Lakeland house is close to good walks for all levels. The hostel is a major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and a popular venue for school trips - ideal for all kinds of get togethers and outdoor activity holidays.

YHA Coniston Holly How has dorm beds, private rooms, camping and tipis.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

YHA Coniston Holly How has space for 60 people over a selection of dorm rooms, private rooms and camping. This traditional Lake District house has excellent self-catering facilities, lovely social areas and a drying room to hang your clothes after a muddy walk. There are two lounges - one with a TV and a main lounge and a proper bar in the restaurant - perfect for cosy nights in.

If you're travelling as part of a large group we can arrange a joint booking with YHA Coniston Coppermines and offer a total 86 beds.


Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

Camping is available at YHA Coniston Holly How in a wooded walled garden which has 30 different tree species, including the Lake District's tallest Monkey Puzzle tree which is 150 years old. The site has spectacular mountain views.

There is an outside toilet available for campers at night time, and campers have full use of the hostel showers and toilets during the day.

Campers have access to the self-catering kitchen and the hostel has a licensed bar and restaurant which campers are also welcome to use.

There is on site car parking but when the car park is full it may be occasionally necessary to drop off and park in the village.

Check In
Check in is from 5pm and check out is by 10am.

Important Information
Campfires are strictly prohibited.


Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful tipis - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipis are fully kitted out with bedding and can sleep four people on mattresses. They have a wooden floor which is partly carpeted and a lockable coffee table chest which you can store you belongings in and use as a table. There's also eco-friendly solar lighting and two comfy waterproof bean bags for you to chill out on during the day. YHA Coniston Holly How is the first hostel to get these so be one of the first to stay in one. This cosy glamping option is perfect for those who love camping but not roughing it.

There are three tipis available at YHA Coniston Holly How and tipi guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities plus a separate shower and toilet block. YHA Coniston Holly How's tipis are available to book throughout the year for stays between Easter and the end of October.


Prior to your busy day, fill up with our delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast, served from 7.30 until 8.30am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

Supper Club

After wearing yourself out with all the activities, re-fuel with a meal in our restaurant.

This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price. Guests in the Youth Hostel will have the opportunity to all sit around the table together and share stories with their fellow travellers - this is the authentic hostelling experience! Supper Club is served at 7pm.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal (under 10s) is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast or packed lunches.


YHA Coniston Holly How is licensed so relax with a cold beer or a glass of wine after your day of exploration. A selection of hot and cold drinks is also available.

Self-Catering Facilities

In our self-catering kitchen we have two cookers with ovens and one set of hobs. There are plenty of cupboards for food storage and a more than ample range of crockery, cutlery, glassware, utensils and saucepans.

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