About Us

Carlisle City Hostel is run by us….Jonathan and Catherine (or Jono & Cath as our friends call us). We met in 2009 whilst travelling in Vietnam and after seeing some of the world, then a bit more together we finally decided to try and live the dream and run our own hostel in Cath’s hometown of Carlisle. We have stayed in so many hostels all over the world from Indonesia to New Zealand, Peru to Fiji and we really wanted to use that experience to create a hostel where we would love to stay. Carlisle seemed like the perfect location as Jono being a city boy (originally from Dublin) fell in love with Carlisle at first sight with the lovely old architecture and laid back attitude of the town, Cath was happy to return to her hometown.

As well as providing a homely place to stay we also really want to promote Carlisle as a city as it has many wonderful interesting places to visit… a castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1568…a cathedral where Walter Scott, writer of ‘Rob Roy’ was married in 1797…and a hostel called Carlisle City Hostel that was opened in 2013!

We look forward to welcoming all guests who want to stay with us and offering as much advice as possible on the wonderful City of Carlisle.IMG_0581

Cath & Jono