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Borrowdale Youth Hostel

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General

YHA Borrowdale is a four star hostel located in a stunning spot at the head of the Borrowdale Valley. The campsite is on a small field outside the hostel set enjoying a fabulous valley location with fine mountain scenery and a warm, informal atmosphere.

Campers have access to all of the Youth Hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, cafe-bar, restaurant, drying room and laundry from 7am until 11pm. There are separate campsite toilets and showers which are open 24 hours a day.

YHA Borrowdale is perfect for outdoor activity breaks and family breaks with river bathing in crystal clear water during summer.

This site is a member of YHA group.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Longthwaite, Borrowdale Keswick, Cumbria, England, CA12 5XE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.5185°N 3.1522°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Keswick: Bus Station — 5.8 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 13.9 miles
Drigg Rail Station — 15.3 miles
Ravenglass Rail Station — 15.3 miles
Ferry ports
Lodore Falls Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 3.1 miles
High Brandelhow Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
Ashness Gate Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 3.9 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 67.9 miles

Directions


From Keswick, follow the B5289 towards Rosthwaite. When you reach Rosthwaite, pass the Scafell Hotel on your left and carry on for a quarter of a mile, taking the second turning on the right signposted for the Youth Hostel.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

High-level adventure for climbing holidays or hiking holidays, and family-friendly walking holidays await you and bustling Keswick is only seven miles away.

In terms of walking destinations, there is no better place for climbing Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Bowfell. However, size isn't everything and the more lowly Castle Crag will leave you with an enduring memory of the beauty and atmosphere of the Lake District. Catbells, Walla Crag and walks along the River Derwent are cherished family favourites.

Cycling around Derwentwater is a great day in the saddle. Admire the ever changing and breathtaking views across Derwentwater and stop off at cafés at Grange and Keswick to keep you going. If you are more of a mountain biker, the 19 kilometre red grade Altura trail has two loops which includes 15 kilometres of challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and table tops. Optional black grade features fantastic views of Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Helvellyn and Skiddaw as the trail takes the rider to an altitude of 500m (1600ft) above Keswick.

Shepherd's crag is a unique climbing ground! The buttresses provide good pitches for both beginner and tiger. The rock is generally excellent. Classic routes abound in Borrowdale and include Little Chamonix, Troutdale Pinnacle, Corvus and many others. Spend an afternoon solving tricky bouldering problems on the Bowderstone. There's excellent winter climbing on Great End.

Alternatively, if you want to get out on the water, fast and furious dragon boat racing is a must for groups and for something totally different, don't miss the experience of sailing or rowing a Viking Longboat.

Must see

  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (5.7 miles)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (6.2 miles)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (6.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (7.6 miles)
  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (10.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

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Additional terms

YHA (England and Wales) trading as YHA whose registered office is at Trevelyn House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3YH (registered number 00282555) ('we' or 'us').

1. General
1.1 In these terms and conditions "Camping Barns" means the accommodation in 'stone tents'; "Customer" means any customer who makes or is making a booking with the YHA; "Group" means a group of 5 or more people staying at a Youth Hostel (in England and Wales) under the group membership scheme; "Writing" means letter, fax or email; "YHA" means the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales); "you" means the customer submitting a booking; "Youth Hostel" means a youth hostel run by the YHA;
1.2 The contract for the supply by us of accommodation and (where applicable) other related services (“Contract”) will be formed when we accept your order and we receive from you the appropriate deposit in cleared funds.
1.3 Your contract cannot be amended unless confirmed by an authorised representative of YHA and yourself.
1.4 These conditions and any matters referred to by us, form the entire understanding between you and us and supersede any prior promises, representations (unless fraudulent) or undertakings.
1.5 Any omission or error in any sales literature, web page or site, order form, quotation, price list, order acknowledgement, despatch note, invoice or other document issued by us may be corrected by us without liability. We will advise you of any changes at the time of booking or as soon as is reasonably possible thereafter.
1.6 The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are expressly excluded from the Contract so that no third party may claim any rights under this contract.

2. All bookings are subject to availability and YHA reserves the right to decline any booking at its discretion.

3. Condition removed.

4. Group bookings
All Groups must have a minimum leader / participant ratio of one leader for every ten participants. Mixed sex groups must have leaders of both sexes. Group leaders accompanying the Group are responsible for the discipline and behaviour of their Group. Group leaders are responsible for all damage caused by their action or the actions of those in their group. Condition removed.

5. If you change your booking – non group bookings
5.1 Changes requested from the date your booking is made will be treated as cancellations (see clause 7 below).
5.2 If you wish to change a confirmed reservation (e.g. changes in dates of visit or changes in numbers of people booked) such changes are subject to the availability of a suitable alternative and are subject to any additional costs incurred in making changes to accommodate your request.
5.3 We will inform you of the amount of any additional costs when you request your changes and shall agree such costs with you.

6. If you change a group booking
6.1 Subject to availability, you may change a Group booking to a different location or date up to 6 months before your arrival date.
6.2 If less than 6 months before your arrival date, you wish to change a Group booking such a change shall be treated as a cancellation and shall be subject to our standard cancellation charges below (see clause 7 below).
6.3 A Group booking can decrease its numbers by up to 10% up to 28 days before arrival, without incurring cancellation fees. Thereafter any additional decreases in Group numbers will be subject to our standard cancellation charges. Changes are subject to availability.
6.4 All changes shall be subject to the availability of a suitable alternative.

7. If you cancel your booking
7.1 Condition removed.
7.2 Cancellation charges for all Group bookings, where less than 56 days notice is given are set on the sliding scale below. (For non-group cancellation charges see clause 7.4). All cancellation charges are calculated from the day written notification is received by YHA. These charges are based on how many days before the date of the first night of your stay we receive your cancellation notice. These charges are based on the total cost of your stay.

No. of days / amount you must pay
More than 56 days: Deposit
55 – 42 days: 30% of the total cost of your stay
41 – 28 days: 60% of the total cost of your stay
27 – 15 days: 90% of the total cost of your stay
14 days or less: The total cost of your stay

7.3 Condition removed.

7.4 Condition removed.

7.5 Condition removed.

8. If we change your booking
In the unlikely event it becomes necessary to change your booking, in total or in part, YHA will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible of any necessary changes. You shall have the choice of: accepting the changed arrangements; or purchasing another booking from YHA (and paying or receiving a refund in respect of any differences); or cancelling your booking and receiving a full refund of all payments made.

9. Delay or failure to perform
We shall not be liable to you if we are prevented or delayed in the performing of any of our obligations to you if this is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control including (without limitation): an act of God, explosion, flood, fire or accident; war or civil disturbance; strike, industrial action or stoppages of work; any form of government intervention; a third party act or omission; failure by you to give us a correct delivery address or notify us of any change of address.

10. Our liability to you
10.1 YHA shall ensure that the accommodation and /or other services you order from us are in accordance with these terms and conditions and shall be performed by us with reasonable skill and care.
10.2 Where an element of your booking is not provided as stated in clause 10.1 you must notify us within 28 days of the alleged breach. We shall then investigate the matter and if we have not delivered the services in accordance with clause 10.1 you shall be entitled to: a full refund of the cost of your order (or, where appropriate, the relevant section of it) less any fees charged for changes requested by you; or a free stay to the equivalent value of the services complained of, where such dates are agreed in writing by us.
10.3 We will not be liable to you by way of representation (unless fraudulent), common law duty or under any express or implied term of the contract for: any losses which are not foreseeable by both you and us when the Contract is formed arising in connection with the supply of the services or their use by you; any losses which are not caused by any breach by us; business or trade losses.
10.4 Our entire liability in connection with the Contract will not exceed the purchase price of the services booked less any amendment charges paid to us.
10.5 Except in relation to death or personal injury caused by our negligence YHA’s liability remains, at all times, limited to the value of the services booked, excluding any amendment charges paid to us.

11.Behaviour
If your behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable or causes damage your booking may be terminated and you may be asked to leave YHA premises. Your membership card will be retained pending further enquiry. No whole or part refunds will be made under these circumstances.

12. Governing law and jurisdiction
The contract is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

13. Your information
We shall only store and use the information you supply to us for the purposes of carrying out our contract with you and and to collect valuable feedback about how satisfied you were with the services provided. If you do not wish to receive requests for your feedback, please let us know by writing to us at the address noted above.

In the event that your membership is withdrawn or you are notified that you are no longer able to stay at YHA (on the grounds of unacceptable behaviour), your personal details will be shared with all hostels to ensure that you are not permitted to stay in the future.

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