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.