YHA Hawkshead is a grade II listed building that has 106 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms, some of which are en-suite. The Youth Hostel has many great facilities including a conference room, self-catering kitchen and a spacious lounge.
There are two tipis available at YHA Hawkshead, these spacious tipis are fully kitted out with bedding and can sleep four people on mattresses. They have a wooden floor which is partly carpeted and a lockable coffee table chest which you can store you belongings in and use as a table. There’s also eco-friendly solar lighting and two comfy waterproof bean bags for you to chill out on during the day, as well as a woodburner to keep you cosy. This cosy glamping option is perfect for those who love camping but not roughing it.
There are 10 tents available at YHA Hawkshead and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel’s facilities.
The fantastic Bell Tent village, situated on the front lawn, has it’s own shower/WC facilities.
Each tent is fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding, these tents can sleep four/five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.
This hostel offers eight camping pods including the Standard Pod which sleeps two people (on two futon beds) and the Large Pod which sleeps four (on a double futon and two single beds). These wooden pods have heating and an outdoor seating area – perfect for disposable BBQs, bring all your usual camping gear, apart from sleeping bags and mats, but sleep sheltered from the elements.
The large cabin at YHA Hawkshead has four beds – one double with a single over the top and another set of two bunk beds – and sleeps four or five people comfortably. In the daytime, the fully furnished heated large cabins double up as living areas. All bedding is included so relax and sleep under the stars in this wooden cabin where you’ll be well protected from the elements. Guests are welcome to use all of the hostel facilities including the bathroom and self-catering kitchen.
The YHA Hawkshead campsite is situated in the Victorian kitchen garden, a picturesque spot that is perfect for organised groups, families or people travelling on their own. Surrounded by woodland with a stream running alongside the site, it’s the perfect spot to pitch your tent.