Hostels in Windermere, England

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Get to know Windermere (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Windermere. To help you make friends with Windermere before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Windermere (no more

Windermere, on the banks of the lake Windermere, has grown to merge with Bowness-on-Windermere, but both are separate towns. The town itself is about a fifteen-minute walk from the lake, and it sits in a beautiful part of the Lake District. There is a rail station in Windermere and several buses that run throughout the lake district. There are places to buy groceries in Windermere, and Bowness-on-Windermere is not too far away, and neither is the lake.

Lake Windermere is a popular destination for summer-holiday goers, and so its advisable to make reservations at your Windermere hostel ahead of time (do this anywhere in the Lake District during the summer, especially on weekends).

There's a lot to do in Windermere, outside of the town itself. Lots of water activities, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing, happen down on the lake. If you like hiking, take in the amazing sights of Cumbria with some walks through the rolling hills. Hop on the bus and travel throughout the Lake District to check out some of the towns, or grab an ice cream cone and wander throughout the town. On a warm sunny day, Windermere can be transformed into a magical place. Beatrix Potter fans can also delight in the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Be warned, though, on the weekends and during school holidays and bank holidays, Windermere can get very busy, so if you'd like to avoid the crowds, best to go when it's not peak season, or at the very least, when it's not a weekend.

Written by local enthusiast for Windermere hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Windermere hostels Emily Schreiber

FAQ about Windermere Hostels

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Your Packing List for Windermere

Your Packing List for Windermere

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Windermere Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Windermere, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
Most Windermere hostels are located in
8.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Ambleside (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Elterwater (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Coniston (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Grasmere (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Kendal (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Newby Bridge (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Lake District (21 Km / 13 mi.)

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