Small Group Bookings
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are offering exclusive hire of the hostel to groups of up to six. This is a great opportunity to have the whole place to yourself at a discounted rate. To enquire please email
  • For groups of up to six, from multiple households. If restrictions are lifted, you may be able to expand your group size at an extra cost.
  • £200 per night for groups of up to six people; £150 per night for single families (up to two adults and four under 18's).
  • Availability from March - November 2021.
  • Two night minimum stay on weekends, single night stays available midweek.
  • Facilities: three bedrooms, large common room including dining area, self-catering facilities and comfy chairs around a woodburning stove, four toilets and a hot shower. All bedding provided and towels available to hire.
  • Hostel shop selling packaged foods, bottled beers, wines and soft drinks.
  • Managers live on site in a separate part of the building. They can be contacted if needed, but will otherwise keep indoor contact to a minimum during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Skiddaw House is available for group hire throughout the year.  It makes an ideal location for hiking, running and orienteering groups or for friends and families looking for an adventurous place for a get-together. 
Hire the hostel from £250 - £400 per night. Rates vary depending on time of year: please email to find out more.
Winter group bookings can also be made through the YHA's 'exclusive hire' website - when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Large Groups - up to 20
Youth Groups
Many school groups, D of E training groups, Scout clubs and youth groups stay at Skiddaw House every year. ​A night or two at Skiddaw House provides several challenges: navigating to get here, cooking on gas, and spending a night without TV, wifi, or even mobile signal.
Please email for our youth group rates but please note we are not taking bookings for more than 6 at present.

Dinner for 22!

Kitty's Group

A walking club enjoying the view

Terry's 60th

Runner's Stag Do

Some of Chloe's group, Lonscale Fell

Chloe's party, Lonscale Fell

Group accommodation in the Lake District
Group accommodation in the Lake District

Spring at Skiddaw House

Self catering facilities
Self catering facilities

Dining area


Group accommodation in the Lake District
Group accommodation in the Lake District

Spring at Skiddaw House