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YHA Skiddaw House

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Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 57 Speciality lodging in Keswick
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If you're looking for some peace and quiet then YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is the perfect location for you. Standing in a traffic free valley, between Skiddaw and Blencathra, this former shooting lodge and shepherd's bothy, complete with coal and log fires, is the highest YHA bunkhouse in Britain. It offers simple but comfortable accommodation in the beautiful northern fells of the Lake District, surrounded by moors, valleys and breath-taking views. This unique 22 bed bunkhouse offers a truly rural retreat for walkers cyclists and those wanting to escape the pressures of modern living and get away from the crowds in the towns of the central Lake District.
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Hiking
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Currency exchange
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Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Oven
Stovetop
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Mountain view
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Carl B wrote a review Oct 2019
Beetham, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
If you love the great outdoors and realise that you are 3.5 miles away from where you can park your car, won't miss your phone and want to stay in a beautiful wild place then this is for you! Brilliant atmosphere and very much for the hostelling enthusiast. I loved it. Lovely fire, dorms are fine, hosts are simply lovely and a wonderful array of books and don't worry they serve beer! You will meet fellow travellers with a tale or 2 and will be amazed with the natural surrounding beauty.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House
Responded 19 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review - we hope to see you again when we can reopen.
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BlackbirdOnMigration wrote a review Sep 2019
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Loved this hostel which you can only reach on foot. Sweeping views out to the mountains and super quiet. Very simple facilities but it had all we needed and we bought the supplies for a simple but filling supper and breakfast from the friendly manager. Beds comfortable and hot water bottles available should you want some extra warmth (no heating in bedrooms). We loved it.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House
Responded 10 Sep 2019
Thanks for the review; we're really pleased you liked the hostel and enjoyed your stay.
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gibbo09 wrote a review Aug 2019
Carlisle, England45 contributions35 helpful votes
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Stayed here for a couple of nights, fantastic location, hosts are tremendously helpful and I managed to sneak onto the bottom of the Cloven Stone Challenge list. I'd certainly recommend a stay here. I look forward to returning some time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House
Responded 14 Aug 2019
Thanks for your review and well done for doing our running challenge - hope to see you again for the Skiddaw House Skyline some time.
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Vaughan060 wrote a review Jul 2019
Notts25 contributions8 helpful votes
Recently stayed here for 1 night with an outdoor group. The location is fantastic with no neighbours for miles and the nearest road is over 3 miles away. The place was clean and comfortable and had a well stocked shop of various food and drink items. Would recommend to anyone planning a walk in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House
Responded 2 Aug 2019
Thanks for your review Vaughan, we're glad you enjoyed your stay here.
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Nicholas G wrote a review Jun 2019
Bath, United Kingdom622 contributions277 helpful votes
Last June in the heat they were worried about their water supply: this year there were yellow flood warnings out. We arrived wet and cold so hot showers and collapsing in front of the stove with a Cockahoop beer was very therapeutic. We went to bed with hot water bottles : took me right back to my childhood! Susie and Martin are helpful hosts and have a decent range of comfort foods to self cook.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Thanks for your review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay and the hot water bottles. Unlucky you had to use them in June though!
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US$98 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswick
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about YHA Skiddaw House
Which popular attractions are close to YHA Skiddaw House?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (4.9 miles), Derwentwater (3.9 miles), and Walla Crag (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at YHA Skiddaw House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include books, DVDs and music available for children, currency exchange, and darts.
Which room amenities are available at YHA Skiddaw House?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of the mountains, and an oven.
What are some restaurants close to YHA Skiddaw House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fellpack, Thyme Bistro, and eS Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to YHA Skiddaw House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (3.4 miles), Mirehouse & Gardens (3.3 miles), and Crosthwaite Parish Church (3.7 miles).