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YHA Helvellyn - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAira Force20 min drive
    Popular LocationSt. Sunday Crag22 min drive
    Popular LocationHellvellyn41 min drive
    AirportCarlisle (CAX)69 min drive

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Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom

  • 22 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room (3 Bed Private)

  • 22 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room (6 Bed Private)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Room (4 Bed Private)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Room (2 Bed Private )

  • 22 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room (5 Bed Private including Double Bed)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

  • 22 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Room (3 Bed Private including Double Bed)

  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Place Fell - 19 min drive
  • Aira Force - 20 min drive
  • St. Sunday Crag - 22 min drive
  • Thirlmere - 26 min drive
  • Hellvellyn - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 38 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 110 min drive


  • White Lion Inn - 5 min drive
  • Old Water View - 5 min drive
  • Side Farm Tea Room - 5 min drive
  • The Royal Hotel - 6 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 forms of accommodation. 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

  • 1 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

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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)

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.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Helvellyn - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Helvellyn - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel?
As of 22 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel on 21 May 2021 start from £119, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is YHA Helvellyn - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel?
Check-in is from 5 PM - 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at YHA Helvellyn - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is YHA Helvellyn - Hostel located?
Situated in a national park, this hostel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Ullswater and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Hellvellyn. Place Fell and St. Sunday Crag are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really helpful friendly staff, value for money. Lots of choice to eat/ drink compared to what i expected.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Only criticism is the cleanliness of the showers, everything else during our stay was absolutely perfect nd will be returning again!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pricey for a hostel but quality accommodation
Friendly welcome. They had problems with internet but got us settled in our room while they sorted it. Great breakfast and good advice on the local area for walking
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Loved the location, a stone's throw to the ski slopes (closed of course now) and many high fells. Only chip in their armour was the lack of hot water in the showers, or it might have been my inability to work out how to control the temp (tried a couple of shower cubicles though). I like my showers cold, so it didn't bother me in particular, but I know for others it could be hell. I'm a bit on the wild side, so other things I heard from others (more mainstream comfort minded): access is not ideal for a saloon car, no mobile phone signal in the area, wifi downstairs only, place is isolated so you're effectively forced to spend your time there. Worked fine for a last minute bargain mini holiday for me and my children, though!
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

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