YHA Helvellyn - Hostel

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Overview of YHA Helvellyn - Hostel

YHA Helvellyn - Hostel

2.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith, England, CA11 0QR

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAira Force20 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Sunday Crag22 min drive
  • Popular LocationHellvellyn119 min drive

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About this area


In a rural area and in a national park, YHA Helvellyn - Hostel is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ullswater and Lake Windermere. Rookin House Activity Centre and Holehird Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Place Fell - 19 min drive
  • Aira Force - 20 min drive
  • St. Sunday Crag - 22 min drive
  • Thirlmere - 26 min drive
  • Hellvellyn - 119 min drive

Getting around

  • Staveley Station - 23 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 110 min drive


  • White Lion Inn - 5 min drive
  • Side Farm Tea Room - 5 min drive
  • The Royal Hotel - 6 min drive
  • Brotherswater Inn - 8 min drive
  • Brotherswater Inn - 8 min drive

About this property

YHA Helvellyn - Hostel

Hostel with free parking, near Ullswater
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. This hostel has 18 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
YHA Helvellyn - Hostel offers 18 accommodations. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to this property’s shared kitchen and common areas may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • Towels available for a fee (or guests may bring their own)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

YHA Helvellyn Hostel Penrith
YHA Helvellyn Hostel
YHA Helvellyn Penrith
YHA Helvellyn
YHA Helvellyn - Hostel Penrith
YHA Helvellyn - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Helvellyn - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Penrith

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very comfy beds and great shower facilities. Breakfast bap and coffee was lovely
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Little Gem in the Foothills of Hellvellyn
There is a first time for everything. At the age of 58, my first stay at a Youth Hostel was a memorable one. What a journey up the track to the lodgings, not for the faint hearted, but wll worth the trip. A breath taking view awaits you. As soon as you enetred the building the warmth and friendliness of the staff lifted and relaxed you. Nice little room with clean Bunks, lovely and warm and amazing views to the stream and river. We enjoyed a nice drink at the bar too. Shower was fine and toilets clean. Breakfast was only a sausage or bacon bun (veggie options) but it was great quality. I'd certainly go again. You get a real sense of community with other walkers too. We ate down the hill in Glennridding, but food was available. Overall, most enjoyable and value for money.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Decent staff, couple of issues with the hostel
Excellent staff and customer service. Showers were too small resulting in clothing getting wet - and I'm only 5ft 8ins and 11 stone. Bear in mind, self catering kitchen is locked overnight (nothing to tell you this as far as I'm aware) so check they'll leave it open if you want an early start.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location. Interesting local mining history. Loved the walks
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely location and ideal for a walk up helvellyn
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021