The Walkers Hostel, Ulverston

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Perfect hostel

really enjoyed our stay here. The dog was wonderful. Even took her for a walk up the hill. She was fitter than us. Brilliant atmosphere. I believe an upgrade was taking place later in the year.

Cath marshall

A welcome end to a long hike through the Lake District (via the Cumbria Way) -- or a fun place to begin a hike, the Walkers Hostel is Ulverston's only hostel. We arrived mid-September, right after the prior owners sold it to a delightful young lady and her mother. The hostel manager hadn't arrived yet, but the friendly and accommodating young woman was running the place as if she had done it all her life.

The colorful and attractive building is about a mile east of the town center, right after a roundabout with a Texaco station and large grocery store (Booth's). The Lantern Cafe is in a building next to the grocery store, so if you're on foot, you're not stranded. The path to Hoad Hill Monument is right across the street.

The breakfast/common room opens up on the front patio, which is covered with potted plants and a vegetable garden. The included breakfast is continental, and free coffee and tea is available all day. The dining area is also the common room, so it's easy to run into and/or chat with other hostelers. Because it's small and not located in the town center, this hostel is quiet but definitely not boring. The rambling building is like a rabbit warren, with little rooms and bathrooms tucked along the halls.

There are rooms of all sizes and plenty of bathrooms. Our room (the Yellow Room) has a skylight, which is nice (although a little loud, as it's right off the A59 -- but one always brings earplugs to hostels, right?). Laundry service is available for a small fee per load (with clothes hung out to dry), a very inexpensive luxury after a rainy hike!

Johanna Jensen (i've done this before, but couldn't find a login)


On the edge of the Lake District The Walkers Hostel, a recently renovated Quarry Managers House has 30 beds in 6 rooms ranging from a double to a rooms with 8 beds. The very cosy large light living room contains a wood burner which creates a homely atmosphere in this lovely family market town. The hostel also contains male and female showers and toilets have been updated in 2007 A new toilet block has been put in on the 2nd floor in August 08. Ulveston is the start of the 70 mile Cumbria Way and guests are welcome to leave their cars free here whilst walking. Street markets take place on Thursday and Saturday and the large number of festivals has given Ulverston the name of the Festival Town. The lighthouse on Hoad Hill is adjacent to the hostel and creates just one of the many stunning walks to be taken from the hostel including the 1 mile walk to the sea via the canal. All the hostel staff are like minded backpackers and are happy to give advice on how to get the most from your visit. Whole hostel booking enquiries welcome.

Location and Contact


• We are in the Furness Peninsula, which is in South Cumbria. We are on the A590 just 1 mile NE of Ulverston town. The grid reference is 296787.
• From the bus, or rail station, walk towards the town. Turn right onto the A590 and we are just beyond the second roundabout.
• By road, coming from the M6, as you come into Ulverston you will reach a roundabout. Turn left, left and left again into our carpark.



Address: Oubas House, 1 Oubas Hill, Ulverston, Cumbria - The Lake District, England

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Website The Walkers Hostel Ulverston
Phone Number: +44 (0)1229 480511
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Facilities and Amenities



Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers



Lounge Area


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 4 - 6 pm and 9 - 10:30 pm

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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