Lively, retro and full of character, this quietly located Scandinavian style building is ideal for exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. The energetic will want to scale Helvellyn or try mountain biking and rock climbing. Those after a relaxing break can chill out on the Ullswater steamers. YHA Patterdale is a great place for a party and Irish Ceilidhs, salsa weekends, and special meals can all be organised for you. Plenty of toys, games and DVDs are available to keep children entertained and there are pubs in the village and more cafes and restaurants in nearby Glenridding. Home-cooked meals are available. All are welcome but please contact us before booking if you are bringing a child under five. Getting to the hostel: #108 Penrith-Patterdale (passes Penrith train station). Parking available at hostel coaches by arrangement. From Windermere. 15m from Penrith (connecting public bus service daily EXCEPT winter Sundays).