Best Penrith hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Penrith hostel

  • When you book a hostel in Penrith, you can expect to be at one with nature. Surrounded by impressive mountains and picturesque lakes, no matter which direction you leave from your hostel, you will encounter stunning views. Set in the Lake District National Park, the YHA Patterdale – Hostel is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or mountain biking. Nearby is the Aira Force waterfall, and Ullswater Lake is a 5.4 mi walk away; meanwhile, the center of Penrith is 14.3 mi from the hostel. If you are planning a day trip, ask the hostel to provide you with a packed lunch and take advantage of the fire pit in the garden when you return.
  • For solo or female travelers, YHA Helvellyn – Hostel has a choice of single-sex dormitories along with shared bathrooms. If you would prefer complete privacy, you can book a private room, which will be ideal for female travelers. Some other great places to visit as a solo traveler are Helvellyn's Peak, which is 2.7 mi from the hostel, and the Castlerigg stone circle, which is 8 mi away.
  • If you are looking for a hostel in Penrith that is close to the center of town, stay at Wayfarers Independent Hostel. With local attractions close by, like Penrith Castle, which is 0.4 mi from the hostel and 4 mi from the Lake District National Park, it is the perfect base from which to discover Penrith. Cyclists are also in the right place, as the hostel is set on the C2C cycling route and provides bike storage and a maintenance area. If you require a transfer with your bike, you can book one for an extra charge with the hostel.
  • If you want to socialize, book a dorm at the YHA Helvellyn hostel in Penrith. Offering a fully licensed bar that features local ales, as well as two lounges and a restaurant, there are plenty of ways to meet others here. You can also choose to use the dine-in facilities, which include a well-equipped kitchen and dining room; it’s a fun opportunity to eat with your new friends.

Where to stay in Penrith?

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