kendal hostel

118-120 Highgate


Georgian town house home of the Wilson family of Dallam Tower. Formerly Vaux Breweries offices and lead to believe to have one of the best wine cellars in town. First Brewery on highgate and still has a 24 hour licence to serve alcohol. The gardens of this house now form part of the Brewery complex and are a joy to sit in . The last brew was brewed over 50 years ago and at one time they employed over 40 people who would supply over 30 pubs in Kendal alone.
The hostel contains over 15 bedrooms with well equipped kitchen, new dining room and laundry facilities and bike storage. WE also store luggage as we are a good stop off point for Scotland from the south


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wii



Traveler Reviews

“Scafel stay over”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 18, 2018

We have recently returned from staying here. Upon arrival the lady on reception was very helpful. We had room 14 and there were 7 of us sharing. As hostels go, it was what we expected. If i was to...

“Welcoming, cosy and great location”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 19, 2018

Excellent location to begin your exploration of the local Kendal area and if your heading towards the lakes. The staff were really helpful with explaining where to go and things to do locally...

“Lovely time.”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 15, 2018

They had a lot of ideas of where to go/what to do throughout the Lakes District and around Kendal. It's a quaint place. Thanks to all staff; really enjoyed it! Will definitely visit if I'm back in...


Take the train to Oxenholme and change onto the Windermere line and we are only 1 stop taking about 2 minutes then a 5 minute walk thorugh town to the hostel. Alternatively take the 555 from Lancaster to Keswick and get off in Highgate and we are only 50 yards away. By car only 8 miles from the M6 junction 36


Fourteen day notice but if we can sell the rooms we refund the booking We also take group bookings and we require payment for these 14 days before arrival

Dogs by arrangement and arrivals after 8.30pm just phone for door code. Stag and hen groups by arrangement Please note we have a resident cat and a visiting dog but neither of them go in the rooms