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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific setting for a family gathering in the Lake District. Booked 3 Pods and the large 'Gingerbread House' for the group that contained several YHA newbies, all of whom were pleasantly surprised with the facilities. The Pods are a must try, they were warm (heater included) and the beds were very comfortable. The site is well equipped with a large...

Thank Markrw3000
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took refuge here after several days on the hill. A welcome washer and dryer machine facilities, inc' a large cellar dry room. 👍 Chicken curry night in the restaurant so skipped using the large self catering kitchen. The hot showers, comfortable bed and good central heating were great. The staff were all friendly and chatty. Thanks for a pleasant stay😊

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best ways to tour the Lakes on a budget. Set right next to a lake, a 5 minute cycle ride from the town of Hawkeshead offering plenty of Beartrix Potter attractions and lots of pubs and restaurants. The breakfast on offer here is nothing fancy but one of the best I have had at a youth...

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazingly managed to book a tipi on the morning we wanted to stay after a disastrous night camping elsewhere. The tipi was spacious and very comfortable, would have been better with a wood burning stove as it got a little cold but can't moan due to the price. The only down side was a slightly grumpy receptionist

Thank Luvy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights for our visit to Go Ape. Once again we had a great time. I asked my teen boys to go tablet/phone free for the weekend. They looked horrified! They did not miss them one bit and fully enjoyed whittling wood, building a fire and cooking outdoors. They are already planning our next visit.

Thank Cathmars1975
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. As I'm sure you're aware, wifi is available, but that's great that your boys didn't miss it. We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Returned today from 3 nights stay here, we stayed in a camping pod, kids loved it. Was a good experience, however recommend more for summer! The main house is great and will definitely look into staying in the rooms available in the house. Games/tv room saved the day with four little ones to entertain in dark evenings. Staff couldn't do...

Thank Danielle R
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed you stay with us. We are looking in to updating the lighting on the camping area over the winter as you have suggested. We look forward to seeing you hear again in the future

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

After searching high and low for a pooch friendly one night pod stay, I finally stumbled across YHA pods!! Staff super friendly, great breakfast, lovely hostel and perfect little pods. We had a great stay and will be back :) The pods are lovely and cosy with beds, a futon, lights and electricity :) Thanks YHA Hawkshead for a great...

Thank StephanieH21
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, I'm glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. You did have great autumnal weather for it. I hope you decide to stay with us again.

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Comfortable and cosy for a stay in Autumn. The self catering kitchen was extremely well stocked. Loved the fire baskets for a campfire in the evening. 15 min walk into the village so brilliant location. Will definitely return for another visit

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our great pods. We look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My partner booked a night in one of the pods for us, as we were looking to take our toddler to the nearby Beatrix Potter attraction without breaking the bank. It's been a long time since I stayed in a hostel, and I was concerned that years of hotels and room service might have left me turning up nose up...

Thank Dennis C
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad we surpassed your expectations and dispelled some myths. We look forward to seeing you here next year.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Not a bad YHA. Staff friendly and good service. We have stayed many times in Ambleside YHA and this one felt a little isolated compared but easily walked into Hawkshead for an evening meal as only a mile away. Breakfast good and bedrooms comfortable enough. Nice enough but our me I will try Ambleside again when on a walking weekend...

Thank wheels78
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on our rural location but appreciate that it is not to everyone's liking. I'm glad you will still be using YHA, even if it's not here at Hawkshead.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Hawkshead is a regency mansion set in stunning grounds overlooking tranquil Esthwaite water. We are located one mile south of Hawkshead village, known as "the prettiest village in Lakeland".We offer private and family rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. Spread across two buildings, there is a lounge, games room, drying room and self- catering kitchen. We offer evening meals and breakfast, to be enjoyed in our spacious dining rooms overlooking the garden. Picnic lunches are also available for a day in the fells. We are fully licensed and offer a range of local beers, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.We have a small shop, selling a range of gifts, souvineers, maps, guides, snacks and basic food provisions for those wishing to self- cater.Our helpful and friendly staff have a wealth of knowledge on the area and can assist you in planning your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Hawkshead

Address: Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Price Range: $43 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Hawkshead 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Tipis are a bit grubby, maybe try a lodge?”
TravelTidge, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't come unless is just for one night and you can't find a btter option.”
Fersan, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Pods have comfortable beds and clean sheets are provided, so no need to take your own”
Imranaziz, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“overlooking the lake”
joy211, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I had dormitory 8 in the main house which was peaceful on the first floor”
sabHull_UK, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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