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YHA Skiddaw House

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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...
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All reviews hot water bottles mile hike plenty of blankets breakfast and packed lunch long walk welcoming atmosphere well stocked shop great facilities tea and coffee easy access fantastic location lake district suzy hostel threlkeld remote cumbria
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

After walking up to Little man and Skiddaw we had arranged I stay here. An absolutely charming house warm and cosy after battling the winds and rain with everything you could need. We camped as we had our dog with us and it was very...More

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Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for your review. It was definitely one of the wilder nights we've seen in our three years here! For anyone wishing to stay with their dog; I'm afraid we don't allow dogs inside the building (we've found it to be too small a space...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track away from light pollution and traffic. We had a spacious room with 5 beds for 4 of us. No heating in rooms but not an issue as plenty of blankets and hot water bottles. Whole hostel very clean. We bought food...More

Thank booby1961
Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed getting away from it all, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great little hostel in the middle of nowhere. Great place for a digital detox as no internet or reception. Your hosts Suzy and Martin are great on local info on walks on Skiddaw and Blencathra. Hostel has a handy little shop where you can buy...More

Thank 64ramblerman
Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for your review; summed up the place nicely! And it's true what you say about the digital detox, we could probably all benefit from a tech free night now and again.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic place to spend a weekend and the perfect getaway for the Mind over Mountains event. From the spectacular walk into Skiddaw House from Blencathra field centre to the comfortable and cosy accommodation. Skiddaw house has breath taking views, easy access to...More

Thank _tracybuckland50
Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your review Tracy. We really enjoyed having your group to stay and we hope there will be similar retreat weekends here again.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Martin and Suzy made us so welcome we felt completely at home. It was cold outside but the fires were blazing and the conversation was bright. We had plenty of blankets and hot water bottles for bedtime too. It felt so remote - no wifi...More

Thank IndiaGray
Response from SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw HouseResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for the review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay.

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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 More 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. Less
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Number of rooms
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Price range
US$ 398 - US$ 1,904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Skiddaw House Keswick, Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$ 398 - US$ 1,904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Skiddaw House Keswick, Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Xeba37
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Hello. Great to hear you are thinking of making a visit to Skiddaw House. If you have never walked the route to the hostel before, I wouldn't recommend doing it in the dark the first time, unless you are confident at night... More
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"Budget in wild"
763stewarto
18 Mar 2018
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"We were in Falcon and had outstanding views!"
Cazza1150
24 Oct 2016
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"Bring a torch!"
25glynm
26 Aug 2016
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"Remote only accessible on foot. Great views from any room."
Exploration802709
14 Aug 2016
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