We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

YHA Helvellyn

Booking.comUS$22*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$30*
US$22*
Great Deal
US$30*
US$24*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
YHA Helvellyn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 102: English reviews
Start your review of YHA Helvellyn
 Click to rate
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really friendly people working there, super helpful and helped us out really late when we had nowhere else to go. Clean and really comfy rooms too. We'v been twice now and have recommended it to friends.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank isobellerm
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. Anthony

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
PROPERTY’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It had been 30 years since I stayed here and was pleasantly surprised to discover a bar, an evening meal served at 7.30, and a great value breakfast needs booking the night before £6.25 for juice, cereal, tea/coffee, toast, bacon egg sausage tomato beans and hash brown sets you up for a day on the hills. Accommodation is still basic...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Blacko1967
About Property's Favourite Review
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Blacko1967. We're very pleased you enjoyed stay! Anthony

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room for two with bunk beds. Bed extremely comfortable and I was able too lie full length been 6ft 4 inch tall. Self catering kitchen or breakfast and set evening meal at very reasonable prices. Shared showers and toilet. Separate men and women facilities obviously. Large dry room for walking gear. Well stocked bottle bar and packed lunch available. All...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hukafalls58
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review of our hostel. We the staff are always very pleased when our guests enjoy their stay and appreciate our efforts. See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel itself was excellent although I did have a nasty slip coming out of the shower as the flooring is totally unsuitable for an area which is susceptible to moisture - a non-slip surface needs to be installed ASAP otherwise I certainly won't be the last person to have an accident and they may not just escape with bumps...

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrewhamship
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Hostel and thank you for reporting this shower incident as soon as it happened. As part of YHA's own incident reporting procedures we have made some temporary changes to prevent such an incident from happening, until further improvements are undertaken later this month. Thanks for your comments and we do look forward to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful, traditional YHA with all the benefits that come with it! Great, great accommodation, food and atmosphere - then add absolutely incredible scenery, great access to Striding Edge and other delights if the Lakes. A great, great place for families, walkers, climbers and YHA enthusiasts. Thanks to the YHA team at Helvellyn and beyond - highly highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kirstie A
YHA H, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Hi Kirstie, Thanks for your great great review! We're very pleased you had such a good time. Anthony

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nothing had really changed since my last visit & review two years ago. Comfy, generally well-equipped, with a very good drying room. The location is excellent, about a mile and a half up the valley from the village and at the foot of the path up Helvellyn. The perennial problem of modern YH's lacking hand-laundering facilities is eased here for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jonathan G
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your good review Jonathan. We would be happy to let you use our hostel washing machine, please ask us next time. Anthony

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nice little hostel located up a small track on the slopes of Helvellyn. It is clean, with small functional rooms and hot water showers. It is only 10 minutes by car into Glenridding if you desire more dining options that the set menu offered by the hostel. Exactly what you expect from a YHA place.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scubanormksi
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Anthony

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This YHA has had mixed reviews but I really enjoyed the stay on the warmest weekend of the year so far. It's perfect for Helvellyn, catstycam, whiteside and Raise. Location on the Ullswater beck is really nice too and just 30 mins walk from Glenridding. On the downside it's a bit cramped when busy as it sleeps about 70 I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank paulr9cr
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Paul, We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Please trust we take all our reviewers comments on board and appreciate them. Thanks again for your input to making this an even better hostel. Anthony

Padua, Italy
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stayed one night in this YHA for a hiking trip around Helvellyn. It served it's purpose perfectlly. Very basic so don't expect any frills. Warm shower, cooked meal or self-catering, warm cosy beds and armchairs - all much needed after a day on the mountains. Location wise it is situated mid-way up the vale running glenridding to Helvellyn. Fantastic spot.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Michealk2
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are constantly improving the hostel and look forward to seeing you again! Anthony

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very clean hostel with thick duvets and comfy beds. Lovely food (the fry up in the morning was to die for!). The staff where also superb and always happy to help! Stunning views and an all round fantastic hostel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bethany A
HelvellynAnthony, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Bethany! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and brekky ;-) Anthony

25 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Glenridding
2.8 km away
YHA Patterdale
YHA Patterdale
#1 of 3 in Patterdale
144 reviews
10.2 km away
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
12.4 km away
YHA Borrowdale
YHA Borrowdale
#1 of 4 in Borrowdale
195 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
20.6 km away
YHA Coniston Coppermines
YHA Coniston Coppermines
#2 of 9 in Coniston
73 reviews
12.6 km away
YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale
#1 of 1 in Loughrigg
113 reviews
14.2 km away
YHA Ambleside
YHA Ambleside
#1 of 23 in Ambleside
373 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about YHA Helvellyn

Address: Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
Price Range: RM117 - RM519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Helvellyn 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Agoda so you can book your YHA Helvellyn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from YHA Helvellyn staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Cheshire Uk
10 months ago
Folkestone
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from YHA Helvellyn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!”
andrewdO2444CR, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away your room is from the men's or women's or you may have a long walk in the middle of the night.”
iseult72petunia, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!”
VickiMay89, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We really liked the Room number 16 which is just above the front entrance to the hostel.”
RayyMondoo, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Pick a private room if you are a small group”
AndrewCambridgeUK, 2 Apr 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$22* /night
View Deal
PricelineUS$30
Orbitz.comUS$24
Agoda.comUS$29
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates