The Best Hostels in The Lake District of England for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Hostels in The Lake District of England for Backpackers and Hikers
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. The Lake District is by far the UK’s most popular national park. Every year, some 15 million people pitch up to explore the region’s fells and countryside and it’s not hard to see why. Ever since the Romantic poets arrived in the 19th century, its postcard panorama of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes has been stirring the imaginations of visitors. It’s awash with outdoor opportunities, from lake cruises to mountain walks, but many people visit for the region’s literary connections: among the many writers who found inspiration here are William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and, of course, Beatrix Potter, a lifelong lover of the Lakes, whose 150th birthday was celebrated across the national park in 2016. From the top of Scafell Pike it's easy to see how Cumbria's lakes captivated William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visit the Lake District National Park for sights like no other. Take it all in on a traditional steamboat chugging through tranquil lakes, or scale the highest mountains England has to offer and enjoy a jaw-dropping view. If tranquility isn't enough for you, then why not race through the Lake District on a mountain bike or enjoy the scenery from the middle of one of England's fastest growing music festivals, Kendal Calling. You may as well sample some of the town's famous Kendal Mint Cake while you're there too. There's plenty to do here, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.

Private Room from $9.90
Overall Rating: 85%
Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU Cumbria, Lake District
Ambleside is fast becoming the adventure capital of Cumbria, right in the heart of the scenic Lake District. It's 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 over the lake, the Langdale Pikes and surrounding mountains. The hostel has a modern and cozy restaurant serving good food and local ales as well as fully refurbished self-catering facilities. Bedrooms at YHA Ambleside are across three floors, please be aware that there is no lift in the hostel. YHA Ambleside has one ground floor accessible room which can only be booked by calling the hostel directly. Free parking, Wi-Fi, and linen are included and towels and bicycles are available for hire.

Private Room from $11.00
Overall Rating: 93%
Station Road Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District
YHA Keswick’s superb location on the banks of the river Greta is only minutes from the vibrant town center. You’ll have easy access to walking, climbing, road and mountain biking, water sports, and plenty of cultural attractions too. Guests now have access to the new self-catering kitchen, however there is no additional social space during refurbishment. Combine the great outdoors and walking to your heart’s content with a wealth of evening entertainment. Popular YHA Keswick overlooks the river towards the mountains and is minutes from the town’s amenities. Try local water sports, hire mountain bikes and if the weather’s against you, visit the leisure center, or the indoor climbing wall. Free Wi-Fi and linen are included.
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