Hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District Hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District

You are looking for hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Cumbria - The Lake District hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Cumbria - The Lake District.

All Cities in Cumbria - The Lake District

We list every single hostel in Cumbria - The Lake District and the world. In total, we have 12 cities in Cumbria - The Lake District for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Cumbria - The Lake District hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Cumbria - The Lake District

Lake District is a stunning mountainous region found in northwestern England. It is more than two thousand two hundred square kilometerss in area, is mainly national park, and covers an area stretching sixty-four kilometers from north to south and fifty-two kilometers from east to west and features dozens of great hostels. The area is known for its scenery and the many lakes (or waters as they are more commonly called) that give the area its name.

You can find many things to do in the area from hiking to shopping for local delights in the many villages to swinging through the trees on a zipline. Many authors and poets have also lived in the area over the years, including Beatrix Potter (who helped to stop the area from being developed) and William Wordsworth. Lake District is also home to England's tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, which peaks at just over three thousand two hundred feet. The area is also fairly accessible with a train station in the north at Carlisle and in the south at Windermere, with frequent buses running to and from the other villages so you can reach your hostel without needing a car.

There are many Lake District hostels to choose from in the area depending on your budget and what you want to see and do. Grasmere is a great place to stay if you want to be close to many hiking trails but still having the convenience of a village. There is also a frequent bus through the village and if you a fan of William Wordsworth, the museum dedicated to him is just down the road. Also do not miss the Grasmere Gingerbread shop. Derwentwater is a beautiful place to stay if you want to be situated on one of the many lakes whilst still being close to the village of Keswick, where you can get all your supplies. And Kendall is a great place to stay if you want all the conveniences of a big town or want to base yourself somewhere to explore the north and the south of Lake District from one location.

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Travel Tips for Cumbria - The Lake District - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cumbria - The Lake District. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cumbria - The Lake District. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Cumbria - The Lake District here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Cumbria - The Lake District safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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