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Unfortunately we are not able to offer any catered meals for families or individual travellers at YHA Keswick from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016 due to the extensive flood damage. We are working closely with our contractors to ensure there is access to facilities including kettles, a microwave, toaster, fridge and a small amount of food storage space.

This town centre Youth Hostel has excellent access to the North Lakes Fells, and easy access to the amenities of this busy tourist town. For cycling, the hostel is perfectly placed on long distance routes the Coast 2 Coast and End to End and for roadies, Honister Newlands and Whinlatter Passes are close by as well as the family friendly Railway Trail to Threlkeld.

Overlooking the River Greta and Fitz Park with far reaching views to Latrigg and Skiddaw, YHA Keswick has small rooms with 2-6 beds. There is also a first floor lounge with veranda. Less than five minutes' walk to town centre and less than ten minutes' walk to the Lake, YHA Keswick is ideally places for days out.

Take the launch across Derwentwater and climb Catbells before an evening stroll through the town to Friars Crag to enjoy the view down the lake. The hostel also makes a great base for a walk up Skiddaw – the walk starts from just outside the hostel door! Near to leisure centre with pool and indoor climbing. Don’t miss the Pencil Museum and The Puzzling Place.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The hostel has 26 bedrooms, ranging from two to six beds, over three floors, with 85 beds in total. The hostel's lounge, Skiddaw Lounge, is a large first floor room with a TV and a veranda. There is also the Reading Lounge, a small quiet room, and a self-catering kitchen which is large, well-equipped and suitable for both families and individual guests. The dining room is on the ground floor and has table and chairs as well as a comfortable seating area.

Unfortunately due to flood damage, YHA Keswick will be unable to offer meals to families and individual travellers until 1st October 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


YHA Keswick offers the best value breakfast in Keswick, served from 7.30am to 9.00am. Breakfast consists of a hot full English option and a continental buffet plus hot drinks and cold juices. 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!

Evening Meals

Why not join us for dinner or drinks in our lakeside view restaurant? From local delicacies to traditional favourites, our set three course menu is refreshed daily and home-cooked by our experienced catering teams. Our restaurant is open to the public as well as guests so why not pop in and join us for something delicious?

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


YHA Keswick is licensed to sell alcohol so you can unwind with a beer or glass of wine after your day of exploration in the Lakes. A selection of cold drinks is also available.

Self-Catering Facilities

Do to flood damage, we have a temporary smaller range of kitchen appliances - we are currently without an oven or a hob! However there is access to facilities including kettles, a microwave, toaster, fridge and a small amount of food storage space.

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