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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“youth hostel”(64 reviews)
“bunk beds”(25 reviews)
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Breakfast Buffet
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All reviewsyouth hostelself catering kitchenbunk bedslakeside restaurantdrying roomoverlooking the lakecommunal areaslocation is amazinggreat facilitiesthird floorgames roomfamily roomsingle roomcar parkfish and chipscooked breakfastlovely place
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Reviewed yesterday

I was recommended to book here by a friend living in Kendal. It was absolutely amazing. The view is incredible, we even had a large window looking right over Lake Windermere. Staff were welcoming and friendly, explaining anything happily. Shared shower and toilets were clean...More

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Thank Sandra W
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded today

Thank you for the lovely review Sandra, it's great to hear that you'll come again :)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don’t normally review but felt l needed to on this occasion. The location is fab, right on top of the lake we had a view room. It really was lovely. Our private room was basic but CLEAN (and that’s the main point in my...More

Thank Charlottet1992
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us Charlotte, it's lovely to hear that you had a great stay and we especially like it when we hear that the experience of staying with us has opened up the idea of staying with...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great value for money, rooms were very clean, toilets and showers also very clean Staff were friendly and helpful. location is perfect, even got a room with a lakeside view! Had snacks in the restaurant which were very tasty, and breakfast was good value

Thank mandy b
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded today

Thanks for the review Mandy, it's great to hear that we nailed it for you all round :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location and views. Room veryy comfortable and roomy right on the lake. Every facility you need, restaurant and self catering kitchen with many common rooms to relax in. Very friendly, helpful staff LOVED IT

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1  Thank janek485
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it's great to hear that you loved your stay :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my brother for 1 night. A good location within 15 min of Ambleside. We got woken up with a knock on the door in the middle of the night by a staff member to say we were making noise. We wasn’t. Very poor...More

Thank UkSpritzer
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 4 days ago

Hi there we take all noise complaints that we receive from our guests seriously and our night staff will always investigate where the noise is coming from. They will take action where they deem it necessary, this is generally when they have stood in the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$41 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$41 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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UkSpritzer
21 July 2018|
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Response from Reception Manag... R | Property representative |
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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Flossgayle
19 July 2018|
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Response from Reception Manag... R | Property representative |
From the hostel to the center of the village is about 15 minutes - it's about 1km
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"Ask for a Lake-side room for a sunrise unlike anything you've seen before."
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"obviously rooms looking out over the lake have an absolutely stunning view."
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"Tell them what you need when you book, ie:- Want good view or Need peace and quiet and they really try hard..."
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