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Lively, retro and full of character, this Scandinavian style rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. Built in the 1970s and with a unique look all of its own, YHA Patterdale recently had a stylish makeover and has never looked better.

If you're feeling energetic the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking holidays. For something more gentle, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. Sit back and relax after your day exploring with a home cooked meal - we've got incredible views of the fells from bedrooms and communal areas.

FREE WI-FI is available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

Dorm beds and private rooms are available at YHA Patterdale, not to mention a comfortable and spacious living and dining area to realx in. The hostel boasts sparkling new showers, renovated social spaces and characteristic wooden bunks. There are 85 beds spread out over 14 bedrooms, with a layout of 4 x 2 beds 1 x 1 beds, 7 x 8 beds and 2 x 10 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.

YHA Patterdale offers wild camping with the luxury of a hostel just a few steps away. The field has glorious views south towards Kirkstone pass. There is a small river running next to the camping field, which is ideal for launching kayaks as it runs all the way to Ullswater.

There is room for up to 10 family-sized tents and several small one-man tents.

Campers have access to all of the Youth Hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, indoor showers and toilets. Please note that there are no barbecue facilities but there is a fire pit.

Parking is available in the main car park, just next to the camping field, which means you won't be trudging around for miles with your camping gear!

Check In
Campers can check in from 5pm although the communal areas of the hostel are open all day.

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 on our YHA Exclusive Hire website or use our live chat service for more information.


Start your day the YHA way with YHA Patterdale's hot and cold buffet breakfast featuring full English and continental options. 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. Please order your packed lunch the night before.

Supper Club

This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at 7pm (last orders at 6pm!) and sold at a set price. The public and 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!

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.


Our atmospheric bar closes at half ten, so spend the evening sharing stories over our bottled local ales. If you need warming up, try our delicious Cakeaway offer for just £3 and enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake.

Self-Catering Facilities

Want to cook up a storm? We've got lots for guests to use including two fridges, a freezer, four sets of hobs and a small oven, two microwaves, two kettles, two toasters and all the pots, pans and cutlery you need.

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