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Welcome to Arnside Independent Hostel & Study Centre

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

A real find for budget accommodation, groups, individuals and family breaks if you love Lake District holidays but could do without the summer crowds. It is a good touring base for activity breaks in 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 are 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 (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...


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This is what our guests think of us

We had a brilliant time. The whole hostel is very comfortable and welcoming.

Score: 5/5

Always feel at home in this laid back family home. The staff are helpful, friendly and unobtrusive.

Score: 4.8/5

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