Awards for Elterwater Hostel

Lake District Foundation

The Lake District Foundation is a local charity that supports projects that care for the landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District and Cumbria. The Lake District Foundation logo shows that this business is committed to fundraising for the Lake District Foundation and is helping to support a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities of the area. The Lake District Foundation a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1174201, and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland 3 Star Tourist Hostel

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Green Tourism Gold Award

A Green Tourism award shows that a business has been independently assessed and certified, so you can choose the greenest option with confidence. Businesses which meet Green Tourism standards receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award based on their level of sustainability. Green Tourism is validated by ICRT on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales, VisitScotland and Northern Ireland Tourism. Additional information on this certification scheme can be found here.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Families Welcome

The Families Welcome scheme will give families the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of families with children.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Member of Cumbria Tourism

Cumbria Tourism is a membership organisation with over 2,600 members from the tourism industry, committed to developing, promoting and managing tourism in the county.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Bedrooms

  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

General

  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training