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YHA Skiddaw House

Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX, England
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    Reviewed 24 October 2016
    Exceeded expectations
    We arrived after a day's walking across boggy fells to the... more
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    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 24 October 2016

    We arrived after a day's walking across boggy fells to the welcome sight of Skiddaw House. We sat outside enjoying the views before letting ourselves in to the house. Shedding our boots we were greeted by Martin, given a warm friendly welcome and invited to make hot drinks whilst we waited for the official opening time. The Accommodation was great.....

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    Cockermouth, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 4 October 2016

    I've been telling the members of our walking group about Skiddaw House for ages and last weekend I finally got the chance to take 14 of them up (including 7Footloose who has posted the review below mine) there for the night. They all loved the place and here's some of the comments that they've posted on our walking group website...

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    Hexham, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

    Stayed here last night with a group of 15 people. After a long walk over Souter fell and Blencathra the sight of the hostel was a welcome one. Suzy and Martin were perfect hosts. Very organised and keen to make sure we all had a great experience - which we did :) We had perfect weather and no night polution...

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    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 27 August 2016

    Having walked passed many times I finally decided to book a night at Skiddaw House. How glad am I that I did? This is a wonderful place with a magic atmosphere that comes from knowing you're miles from civilisation. Suzy and Martin are great hosts who instantly make you feel very welcome. Can't wait for my next visit.

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    SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

    Thanks Glyn! See you again in a couple of weeks!

    Penrith, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 21 August 2016

    Fantastic location and walk in. Great atmosphere with no TV/wi-fi etc. Suzy and Martyn are the perfect hosts and have facilitated a really special place to stay. It will certainly be an annual trip now! Thank you!

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    Penrith, England, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 15 August 2016

    Stayed at Skiddaw House on Saturday night. A really warm welcome from the hosts after our 12 mile hike in from Caldbeck. The shared areas are very clean and well organised - promoting conversation and homeliness. Good set up with everything you need - right down to crocs when you take your boots off! We purchased evening meal, breakfast and...

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    Thank Angela G
    Liverpool, England
    Reviewed 14 August 2016

    Me and my daughter stayed here for one night whilst walking the Cumbria way on 11th August 16. The hostel/bunkhouse is only accessible on foot. There is a fantastic walk in from Keswick via the path around Latrigg fell. We were expecting it to be a pretty basic night in a great building in a fantastic situation. We were surprised...

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    SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

    Thanks for this - we hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed 16 July 2016

    We stopped here for one night of a cycling weekend. Amazing location and a really clean, friendly and welcoming experience. The wardens were very friendly and were able to provide useful advice about the local area etc.

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    Thank Mike T
    Workington, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 29 June 2016

    Amazing views of the fells. You are right in amongst the mountains here. We stayed with a large group and thought that the facilities were excellent. The wardens lit a fire for us. The whole group joined in to prepare and serve food and there is plenty of cooking/prep space and loads of cooking utensils. You can leave your outdoor...

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    Thank glasshalffull01
    Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 6 June 2016

    We visited this on our Cumbria Way adventure and it felt like we were house guests, rather than hostellers, from the minute we arrived. Martin and Suzy made us so welcome and couldn't do enough to make us comfortable, my cousin and I were the only guests that night and they joined us later for a whisky and natter about...

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    SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for giving us an excuse to open the Balvenie! (for those who prefer a more rugged single-malt, we also have Talisker in stock)

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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    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. ... more   less 

    Additional Information about YHA Skiddaw House

    Address: Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX, England
    Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
    Number of rooms: 4
    Also Known As:
    YHA Skiddaw House Keswick, Lake District
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