Arnside Independent Hostel, Cumbria, Lake District

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 3000
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 2000
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 2500
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 500
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Bunkhouse sleeping 35 with a games room and access to the Lake District for big activity groups and families

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Arnside Independent Hostel, Cumbria, Lake District, sleeps 35 in 16 bedrooms.

Arnside Hostel is an old Edwardian boarding school set in a thriving rural village (shops, boutiques, galleries, train station and pubs) on the edge of the Lake District National Park in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With great views over the Lakeland hills and Morecambe Bay, Arnside is known for its year round spectacular sunsets, walks along the prom (on the River Kent Estuary which is next to the hostel), and its Tidal Bore.

Perfect for large family reunions, activity or education groups. Exclusive use available.

There are 67 beds over 16 bedrooms (single, twin bunks, doubles and dorms sleeping 4 to 8) so plenty of space for separate rooms or last minute extras.

Besides the newly fitted self-catering kitchen, dining room and sitting room/lounge (with wood burner), numerous other rooms include a large games room with Sky TV, pool table, darts board and child’s size air hockey table. There is also a large drying room for wet coats and muddy boots and 2 further meeting/class rooms, one of which doubles up as a second TV/dayroom.

The garden is very spacious and beautiful all year round, with picnic tables, fire pits, fairy lights and outdoor wood burners, as well as numerous outdoor garden games including a full-size outdoor table tennis table.

Spend your time relaxing in and around the hostel itself or take the opportunity to get active and explore, discovering what this stunning area has to offer. There is great all weather, all season walking with a variety of routes to suit all abilities and interests. Amazing views are everywhere within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you don’t need to walk too far to have your breath taken away by the scenery.

Or cycle to 'The Moon' - a large area of limestone pavement with fantastic views. The ascent is a winding, challenging climb up the hillside… with the thrill of knowing you get to rush back down! Or climbers can try quarry face climbing at Trowbarrow Quarry in Silverdale. For nature lovers, the hostel is perfectly located with the Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve on the doorstep, and butterfly lovers shouldn’t miss Arnside Knott.


Large well equipped kitchen - 2 cookers, 12 hobs and ample utensils and cutlery. Dining tables in the centre of the room for up to 20 people eating.
Character filled dining room comfortably sits 32 people and can cater for more than 50 people when the doors to the adjoining lounge are opened up.
There is a welcoming quiet lounge containing a log burner, which can comfortably seat up to 20 people with musical instruments and extensive library.
2 TV lounges, both can seat up to 15 people and have full Sky TV packages.
Free WiFi available throughout, mobile reception can be patchy in the hostel with certain network providers.
Games room contains pool table, air hockey, darts, board games, Sky TV, (Sport and Movies) and an old video collection.
Gas fired central heating, with open fires and a log burner in the lounge.
2x 8 bed rm, 7 bed, 6 bed (1 double) full en suite, 6 bed with shower, 5 bed (1 double), 4x 4 bed, 4x 2 bed, double en suite, single. Mostly bunks.
All linen (pillow, duvets and sheets) is provided at a charge of £2/linen pack.
There are 2 full en suite private rooms, 3 private rooms with shower facilities; 7 shared showers and 2 wetrooms.
Disabled facilities are available with 2 dedicated bedrooms sleeping 2 and 6 (including a double bed) on the ground floor. Wet rooms available.
A family run hostel, there are facilities available for children of all ages. Cot, buggy, kidcarrier, toys, board games, Sky TV, and lawn games.
Extensive terraced gardens overlooking the estuary and Lake District hills beyond. 15 picnic benches, BBQ, games including outdoor table tennis.
There is no swimming pool.
Off-road parking is available for around 8-10 cars. Safe, ample on road parking is available immediately outside of the property.
Smoking is prohibited inside the property and in the grounds to the rear of the property.
Dogs are welcome in the property, with advance notice.


Located in Arnside Village, we are 1 mile from Arnside Railway Station. With stunning views all around, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and overlooking Morecombe Bay.
Milnthorpe is a small market town less than 4 miles away. There is also Lancaster which is 20 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car and both Kendal and Ambleside are also a 30 minute drive away.
Arnside has numerous shops including a Spar and a Londis. The nearest large supermarket is in Kendal, a 25 minute drive.
There are two pubs in the village but for great food we always recommend 'Gado Gado Bar & Grill' positioned in the middle of the prom - the views are stunning across the estuary to the Lakeland hills.

Booking Information

Prices are for exclusive use for groups of up to 67 people. For further details of rates and booking please contact the hostel using the enquiry form, or call the hostel asking for Leigha or Martin. We do take a refundable damage deposit of £500.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Oakfield Lodge
Red Hills Road
United Kingdom
There is a train station in Arnside, a 10 minute walk from the hostel.
The nearest bus stop is a 3 minute walk to the end of the road.
Manchester has direct trains into Arnside every hour.

Late Deals

Easter 2017 Late Deals

3 nights over exclusive hire over Easter hols for £3600!

Additional nights charged at half price £600 per night.

Whole hostel hire. 67 beds across 16 bedrooms. Plenty of space & communal areas!

Rental Rates

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Arnside Independent Hostel, Cumbria, Lake District

Leigha Derry

+44 (0)1524 761 781
+44 (0)7773 066 849
Oakfield Lodge
Red Hills Road
United Kingdom

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