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YHA Skiddaw House
Ranked #10 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 20, 2013

A very warm welcome from Martin and Marie, a well-needed cup of coffee on arrival after 85 mph winds on Skiddaw, and a good shower before warming up by the stove. Comfy beds and hot water bottles for a good nights sleep and plenty to choose from for breakfast. Recommended and worth the walk.,

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I selected to stay at Skiddaw House because its remoteness appealed to me.I thought that the necessary 3 .5 mile hike from the nearest road to the front door of the hostel would filter out those who are less adventurous. I was right.

I camped in the ruins of the out buildings, slightly down the track form the Youth Hostel itself. It was a bonus to discover that if you camp at Skiddaw House you are welcome to 'hang out' inside the hostel as well. I cooked and ate with the other hostellers in what was a welcoming atmosphere. The proprietors told me about the history of their hostel and their vision for the future and I whish them the best of luck.

Skiddaw is a different and fairly unique experience and a get away from the relentless tread mill of modern living.

Charlie

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a real place to stay to get away from it all. Great atmosphere and a warm welcome. Its off the beaten track but then there the rewards of the peace and tranquility, 4 dorms, hot shower and plenty of cooking facilities, you can even camp if you like. Take in Skiddaw, Great Calva or Blencathra.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We have just visited Skiddaw House for the third time and it has been a great experience. The hostel is three miles from the nearest road and has no mains supplies or mobile signal so it is really secluded and a true hostel experience. What could be better than a wonderful view, a log fire and a warm cup of tea!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about YHA Skiddaw House

Address: Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Ranked #10 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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