Best Places for Backpackers in Lake District, England.

Enjoy backpacking around Lake District, England without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Lake District, England.

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Top 15 hostels in Lake District, England.

These are the 15 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Lake District, England.

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YHA Ennerdale

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YHA Ennerdale

If a secluded rural retreat is what you’re seeking, look no further than YHA Ennerdale, situated close to the Lake District’s most westerly lake. The hostel site includes a hostel, camping and a camping barn, providing space for 24 guests. With no TV, Wi-Fi or phone signal, the hostel offers a p...
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YHA Hawkshead

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YHA Hawkshead

The hostel is a beautiful Regency mansion with stunning grounds overlooking Esthwaite Water. This is a great base to explore the beautiful village of Hawkshead, Beatrix Potters Hill Top, Grizedale Forest and the southern fells. Family-friendly and in a glorious setting, this grade II listed Reg...
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YHA Keswick

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YHA Keswick

Due to the extensive flood damage in 2016 and the refurbishment works taking place, we are not able to offer any catered meals for families or individual travellers at YHA Keswick until 1st March 2017. Guests now have access to the new self-catering kitchen, however there is no additional social...
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Wayfarers Independent Hostel - Penrith

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Wayfarers Independent Hostel - Penrith

Situated close to Penrith town centre, Wayfarers Hostel provides excellent value accommodation to those visiting Penrith, the Eden Valley and the North Lakes. We are near all major transport links and are ideally suited to cyclists, walkers and small groups. Newly refurbished in a comfortable, mode...
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Elterwater Hostel

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Elterwater Hostel

Providing simple, but comfortable, warm and homely accommodation at a great price, the Elterwater Property is an ideal base for cycling, walking and climbing trips to the Lakes, or simply a fantastic spot to escape to for a quiet break! With 38 beds, and a history of hostelling since 1939, Elter...
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YHA Windermere

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YHA Windermere

Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and spectacular sunsets over Lake Windermere. If youre feeling energetic dont miss the walk over Wansfell for stunning views of the lake, or simply relax on the hostel terrace and take in the breathtaking scenery. Overlooking the lake, with spectacular vi...
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YHA Eskdale

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YHA Eskdale

Peace, quiet and some of the most ruggedly beautiful views of anywhere in the UK: your reward for choosing this mountain hideaway for your next Lake District adventure. Discover creatures great and small in the hostel’s 15-acre garden which has its own nature trail and bird hide. It is also a short...
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YHA Ambleside

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YHA Ambleside

Ambleside is fast becoming the adventure capital of Cumbria, right in the heart of the scenic Lake District. Its perfect for walking, watersports, mountain biking, climbing and other outdoor activities. The hostel boasts a commanding location on the shores of Lake Windermere with breathtaking views...
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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Derwentwater Hostel, situated in the heart of the Lake District, offers warm, comfortable accommodation and stunning views of Derwentwater Lake. This amazing 230 year old mansion in a beautiful setting has its own woodlands and waterfall and stunning views across the lake. There are plenty of act...
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Kendal Hostel

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Kendal Hostel

Kendal Hostel is an attractive Georgian townhouse in the historic market town of Kendal. The hostel is situated in front of the well known Brewery Arts Centre with the front of the hostel leading onto Highgate that is only 300 yards from Kendal town centre. Kendal hostel has 13 rooms available...
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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Cheap accommodation in Grasmere is really hard to find, but we think we've cracked it. Hiking and climbing holiday enthusiasts, ramblers, history buffs, nature lovers, poets and artists will all find something to love about this Youth Hostel in Cumbria. There's lots to do - activity breaks here c...
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YHA Wasdale Hall

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YHA Wasdale Hall

Set right on the shore of Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, from the hostel you can see the expanse of the lake plus the awe-inspiring mountains beyond. YHA Wasdale Hall really is a stunning rural retreat - you won't find any mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi here, so this location is perfect for g...
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Lake District Backpackers

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Lake District Backpackers

When making your booking, you must also forward your full address and postcode to the hostel by email or by phone call. On receipt of this, as our reception is not always manned, we will send you an email with the codes for the front door and your bedroom together with other important informatio...
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YHA Patterdale

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YHA Patterdale

YHA Patterdale has recently been given a bright, retro makeover to match the unique 1970s building, with original artwork throughout. This fantastic, friendly YHA is situated in the stunning scenery just south of Ullswater, perfect for exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. The energetic will w...
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New Ing Lodge

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New Ing Lodge

New Ing Lodge is a grade 2 listed farmhouse that now hosts a friendly bed and breakfast and campsite. We are situated in Shap, Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District National Park in the beautiful Eden Valley and just off the M6. We have been awarded Green Tourism Gold award thanks to our commitme...
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