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About the Hostel

Welcome to Arnside Independent Hostel & Study Centre, a family run business since 2014. We are located in a former YHA property - a large Edwardian, arts & crafts, gentlemens residence above Morecambe Bay, it is perfectly situated and boasts great views of the Lake District mountains. 

A real find for budget accommodation, group, individuals and family breaks if you love Lake District holidays but could do without the summer crowds.  Its a good touring base for activity breaks in the the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and if you're into walking holidays there are plenty of walks nearby. Take a guided walk across Morecombe Bay or around the coast and back over Arnside Knott. Birdwatchers will enjoy the RSPB Leighton Moss reserve and butterfly lovers shouldn’t miss Arnside Knott. 

Enjoy spectacular summer evening sunsets in the garden with outdoor seating, fire pits, games, picnic tables and BBQ facilities. Spend winter evenings relaxing by the fire in the lounge, playing board games and enjoying a local ale from the licensed bar. Have a go at pool or darts in the games room or relax into a good film in the TV room. Take advantage of the large refurbished self-catering kitchen or book a delicious home cooked supper in the restaurant.  Field study/conference rooms available to groups. 

Please note that we are a dog-friendly hostel, we have our own cats (Deg and Mo) and a ridiculously friendly lap dog called Inca who is hypoallergenic - she doesn't shed!

Limited off road parking is available on a first come first served basis. 6 to 10 spaces available, dependent on guest parking ability...


Sleeps 65 across 17 rooms (some doubles available), with En-suite rooms, games room, private parking, laundry & drying room, bar, free wifi, secure cycle store, double child bike trailer & child carrier back pack & drying room, licensed bar, film nights, outdoor seating, private garden, BBQ facilities, field study room/conference room hire, dog friendly (we need to know in advance if you plan to bring your dog and they need to be cat,dog and children friendly!).

Reception Times

  • 07.30 - 10.00

  • 17.30 - 22.30

We are  fully open to both groups, families and individuals every day of the year with the exception of Christmas.

Contact Us

Tel. +44 (0) 1524 761781  

We are not always in the office, so please do leave a voicemail and your message will be answered.

Mob. +44 (0) 7773066849


Getting Here

Oakfield Lodge, Redhills Rd, Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0AT

For directions please visit the Transport Direct website.