Lake District Accommodation.

Glorious sunshine bathes the hostel front and entrance.

Sunny day at Ambleside Backpackers

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the Lake District’s comfortable and accommodating hostels. Explore the beautiful Lake District National Park from our conveniently located hostel building just minutes from the center of Ambleside.

Our Ambleside hostel accommodation;

Its a big old Lakeland Cottage, pretty old and with some great features. Its basically unchanged since 1947 when it became YWCA base accommodation and area office. Its been painted a few times, cleaned lots of times and it does have central heating, good fitted carpets and wash hand basins in most rooms.


There is level access into the car park, 3 steps up to the front porch then level into the lounge and drying room. Up 3 steps to reception, dining, kitchen and outside toilet. Up 4 steps and down 1 step to road(emergency exit)
From reception level up 7 steps to landing with level exit to escape route. Up 6 steps to first floor. First floor has 3 steps for entry to rooms 1 and 2 but level access in to the facilities for male and female. Toilets are quite small. All showers have a step (2 in the male showers) into the cubical’s. Emergency exit through male showers then down 5 steps to level emergency exit. Up 6 steps to Landing and another 6 steps to 2nd floor. Level entry into rooms and toilets. step up into showers. One toilet is quite large, other small. Emergency exit down 12 step steel external fire escape then 4 steps down to level exit route.
Walls are mostly buttermilk cream with white doors and frames providing contrast.

Ambleside Backpackers – private house to holiday/ backpackers accommodation

Before 1947 it was a private house for a wealthy family’s and also a quite famous Lakes artist. In 2002 it was changed to its present use. It benefits from squeaky floors (you would squeak after a couple of hundred years), prehistoric but pretty good plumbing, a great location, windows that rattle in a strong wind, fine lounge, nice rooms and quirky owners.

Rooms can be booked privately for yourself and your friends, or as individual beds in male, female or mixed dorms. All of our rooms are heated and carpeted for your comfort and include convenient washbasins.

All our rooms are furnished with bunk beds to give you an excellent night of sleep before visiting the fells or local attractions in the morning. We offer 57 beds in 1 X two-bed, 4 X four-bed, 4 X six-bed, 1 X 10-bed and 1 X 8-bed rooms for your comfort and convenience.

Make use of our male and female shower rooms before you help yourself our free self-serve breakfast of toast, cereal, preserves and tea or coffee, a good start to your day exploring the Lake District. Or just climb out of bed at 10 to 10 and pile up your bowl and plate before we close the kitchen at 10.00!

Accommodation at Ambleside hotels includes a great Kitchen for you to use.

Our hostel also includes full cooking facilities that you are welcome to use morning and evenings to cook your own meals. We are located within walking distance of more than 30 restaurants in Ambleside, making it easy to find a delicious place to eat at any time of day. 3 Mini supermarkets are close by.

Need to check your emails? Our hostel is equipped with a free Wi-Fi connection (and a prehistoric computer running windows HP that you can use)connected at all hours of the day (you have to be in the right place as the walls are pretty thick). We also offer laundry facilities, a drying room, security lockers, bike storage, and free tea and coffee for guests.

Our accommodation is very conveniently located for Ambleside and all the Lakes.

Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the Lake District from our beautiful old Lakeland house. We are situated less than four minutes walk from the commercial center of Ambleside, making us a convenient option for enjoying the town.

Enjoy the best of the Lake District’s fells and local attractions while meeting people that share your interests. From our comfortable beds to our tasty breakfast, we’re your number one choice for affordable accommodation in the Lake District.