This is just a magic place to stay in the Lakes District. Our room had views over the lake, as does the self catering dining room. You can call in and have tea and cake from the hostel dining room/bar if you are just passing by. Lovely bedroom and bathrooms. Beautiful building, with a warm inviting atmosphere. Friendly staff who helped us no end, recommended and booked our next YHA. We met some great fellow travellers here too. One of the treasures in our 3 week drive around the UK. Great place from which to explore the Lakes District. eg. Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture "Taking a Wall for a Walk".