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YHA Ambleside

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YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives.
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Wheelchair Access
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Great View
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Full view
60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
37Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
14Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Situated right next to the lake, you are promised beautiful views every morning! Facilities were clean and staff were very helpful in assisting me on my travel plans! There’s a bar/cafe next to it so you could get late night drinks/bites easily.

Nice 15-20 minute walk to the cit
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The hostel couldn't be better positioned; directly on the shores of Lake Windermere and just a short walk into town. The building is a considerable size and the facilities were first rate. Very friendly staff that gave great advice, gave me some FREE batteries when I asked where
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Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for your lovely review, it's great to hear you'll be back again soon! Shhhhhh about the batteries you'll get the friendly staff in trouble with the boss haha ;)
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I specially wish to thank the team for looking after me after I was injured in the street ....the night team took care of me and made sure I had a comfortable night....I had to leave my luggage as I went to hospital the next day but the team took good care of my personal belongin
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Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside
Responded 1 week ago
We're just all pleased that you're ok Des! Thanks for your lovely comments about the staff and for the card and chocolates that you brought in for us - it was really kind of you :)
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This is a lovely place to stay with extensive facilities . It overlooks Windermere Lake. Superb value for money. It has a really relaxed atmosphere. The site of the hostel is as good as any quality hote.l
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Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your review, we're really pleased that you liked it here :)
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Beautiful YH, the most perfect location. We had a Christmas do, and stayed in the hostel overnight. The breakfast was great, just what we needed after a few ales. Would definitely recommend and will be returning. The room was rather warm though.
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Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside
Responded 1 week ago
Our breakfasts are a great way to start the day arent they - be it for a day on the hills or as a post Christmas night out recovery :)
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Do you have a tv to watch Preimer ship football
Hi No, we can only show matches that are on the BBC or ITV. The closest place to us with Sky Sports etc is Churchills pub in Ambleside, about a 10-15 minute walk away. Kind Regards Julie
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How long would it take to walk into Ambleside please?
From the hostel to the center of the village is about 15 minutes - it's about 1km
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Do you have halal food?
How far is this place from at the University of Cumbria Campus in the English Lake District, Ambleside Campus.
Hi there, We're a 6 minute drive or a 30 minute walk away from the Ambleside campus.
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HI, has anyone stayed here without a car? Is it possible to get to activities and walks via public transportation?
Hi We're well connected by bus between Kendal to Keswick and out to Coniston and the Langdale Valley, however there arent any transport connections to the western lakes. There's loads to do in and around Ambleside though :) Julie
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"Rooms at back overlook Lake Windermere, rooms at front are on busy road so you do get noise of trucks early morning."
"If you are in a group get a family room"
"Nice View at the front"
"I have never stayed at this y h a"
"Ask for a Lake-side room for a sunrise unlike anything you've seen before."
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PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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51
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