Overview of YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel

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3.8 / 5Good
11 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationOld Man of Coniston9 min drive
Popular LocationConiston Water15 min drive
RestaurantHardwicks5 min walk
RestaurantThe Green Housekeeper6 min walk
AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)54 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room (5 Bed Private including Double Bed)

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    • Sleeps 5
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  • Room (4 Bed Private)

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room (6 Bed Private)

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    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel is located in Coniston. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. Go Ape Grizedale and Lakes Aqaurium are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Man of Coniston - 9 min drive
  • Grizedale Forest - 12 min drive
  • Coniston Water - 15 min drive
  • Tarn Hows - 15 min drive
  • Church of St Mary - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Silecroft Station - 22 min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) - 105 min drive


  • Hardwicks - 5 min walk
  • The Green Housekeeper - 6 min walk
  • Sara's Indian - 6 min walk
  • The Black Bull - 6 min walk
  • Y Cafe - 6 min walk

About this property

YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel

3-star hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. This hostel has 9 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel offers 9 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar

Family friendly

Free cots/infant beds



Guest services

Housekeeping (limited)

Business services

1 meeting room


Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Free cots/infant beds

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 5 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (7:30 AM - 10 AM) and Monday - Sunday (5 PM - 10 PM)
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

YHA Coniston Holly How Hostel
YHA Holly How Hostel
YHA Holly How

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 5 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is YHA Coniston Holly How - Hostel located?
Situated in Coniston, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from John Ruskin Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Tarn Hows and Brantwood. Old Man of Coniston is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service

Over thirty pounds for a bed in a dormitory - without breakfast. You've got to be having a laugh, right? Nope. Britain's young people are being priced out of the YHA. When I pointed this out to the receptionist, he said: you could always camp instead. Isn't this missing the point?

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

No sockets to charge phones although extension lead provided...beds and washing facilities clean and functional and breakfast plenty of and up to high standard hostel a long way out though even though near village

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019