• Price per night: from £18.50 - check our reservations page for more details

  • Group rates  start at £33.50 full board.

  • Sole Occupancy/ Exclusive Hire. It is possible for you to have Arnside Independent Hostel and Study Centre to yourselves. 

Please contact the Hostel for more details


·                Small bunk rooms

·                5 rooms with e/s shower

·                2 rooms with full en suite

·                Individual bedlights throughout

·                Individual showers/toilets

·                Disabled access

·                2 dedicated classrooms

·                One sitting room with log-burning fire

·                Games room/lounge  with pool table, dart board, TV with movie and sports package

·                Drying Room

·                Map corridor

·                Shop for sweets, souvenirs, soft drinks

·                Fully Licensed Bar and Restaurant

·                Terrace area with picnic tables , BBQ, Fire pits & Soft Seating

·                Walking routes available

·                Gardens leading to the shore

·                Day-time access

·                Self-catering kitchen

·                Some parking on site except triple-axle coaches (coaches can be parked on the public road)

·                Wi Fi

·                Undercover storage with electrics

Facilities for guests with a disability

We can provide a ground floor bedroom designed around the needs of guests with mobility impairment.  This is a fully accessible en-suite facility and additionally there is a toilet/shower facility for disabled people close to the classrooms and the main entrance.  There is level access with wide doors to the entire ground floor.  The games room, drying room and bedrooms on upper floors are not accessible for anyone unable to use stairs.  We have a portable induction loop and vibrating/strobe fire alarm for the benefit of guests with hearing impairments.  For guests with visual impairments we have adopted a contrasting colour décor to door architraves and we have a signing system that is tactile, bold and easily understood. We have a ramp for wheelchair access from the lounge to the  outside terrace.

Classroom / Meeting Rooms

This facility can be organised as 2 separate rooms seating 20-25 (classroom-style) or can be opened into one unit as required.  Provided with the room are the usual visual aids, (flip chart stands, 2 portable white boards, PC projector, overhead projectors and video/DVD playback equipment (projection screens are wall or ceiling mounted)), a library of local information and identification guides and some basic practical equipment.  

Drink-making facilities are available and tea, coffee and squash can be provided. Allocation of each unit will depend on group numbers and will be for the sole use of that group.  (If the classroom facilities are already booked, or a less formal setting suits the needs of your group, we may offer you sole use of our sitting room.) .

Outdoor Activities

In association with Dallam Outdoors, Heversham we can offer a variety of outdoor activities. Dallam Outdoors offers a wide variety of activities for all age groups such as canoeing, caving, climbing, ghyll scrambling, mountain biking, sea kayaking all of which can be put together in a tailor-made package. The price will depend on the type of activities required. For further information Dallam Outdoors can be contacted direct, 015395 65961, or we can do this on your behalf.


At Arnside Independent Hostel & Study Centre we offer a full meals service.  Please discuss your needs with us. We have a reputation for the style and quality of our catering.  We create home-baked meals for all our guests.  Our ingredients are sourced locally where popssible.  As well as allowing us tight control over quality our home-cooking ethos also means that catering for those with allergies and other special diets is no great problem.  At the evening meal there is always at least one vegetarian choice for the main course and our soups are always entirely meat free. Please advise in advance any gluten-free or allergies.

Group Sample Menu 


(Normally served at 6.30 - but times may be altered to your convenience.) This “sample” menu is our standard meal for the first night of your stay.


Soup or Garlic/ Garlic Bread/ Menu

 Main Course (with side options)

 -   Cumberland Sausage

-   Fillet of white fish with Italian tomato sauce

-   Butternut Squash Tagine

 Sweet Course

-   Chocolate Fudge Pudding

-   Ice Cream 








Traditional English Cooked Breakfast (bacon, sausage, egg, hash brown and beans)

Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast (hash brown, egg, mushroom, beans and tomato)

All breakfasts are served with our bread/toast, marmalade or jam, and a choice of tea, coffee, orange/apple juice.



 Small packed lunch includes:

1 rounds sandwiches or roll (choices HAM, CHEESE, EGG MAYO, TUNA MAYO, HUMMUS)

1 bottled water

1 pack of biscuits

1 item of fresh fruit

1 pack of Crisps


Fully Led National Curriculum Linked Packages arranged with partner organisations. 

In association with the Field Studies Council at Castlehead we offer GCSE, A/S and A2 level Geography, Geology and Biology packages.  These provide 2 days of in-field tuition (usually an afternoon session on the day of arrival, a full day session the following day and a morning session on the day of departure). Please contact the Field Studies Council direct to discuss the topics you wish to be covered, tel: 0845 330 7364, 

Groups are entitled to one staff place for every 10 paid for; Costs can be discussed with the hostel directly. Please note - groups comprising less than 20 students pay a supplement. Evening tuition sessions are available for an extra charge.