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YHA Windermere

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would rate a zero but that's not an option. I booked to stay two nights. On arrival the lounge/entrance was a complete mess. Garbage strewn on the floor and dirty towels piled in a heap outside the dining area. Dirty unwashed coffee mugs piled at the reception desk and rude staff - was told it's a bank holiday and...

Thank Jas610
South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with my husband on route to Manchester. Room was clean and tidy with stunning views over Lake Windermere and the staff were superb; nothing was a problem. Breakfast and evening meal are both very filling and sustancial to set you up for a day of sight seeing. We will definitely be visiting again for a...

Thank Catherineed
Reviewed 25 February 2017

we were staying at YHA WINDERMERE for 2 nights over the weekend and I can honestly say I have no faults to bring up about the hostel, the staff were amazing and went out of there way to help anyone who needed help, the views are astonishing the hostel grounds & also the breakfast was cooked beautifully to make the...

Thank Joshua W
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've stayed here before during the summer and had quite a good experience. We returned in February to take advantage of a special deal they had on which made it extremely cheap. Customer service was great and the lounge area nice with comfy sofa's to sit and have a drink. Our main problem was the room, it was extremely small...

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We enjoyed our visit to YHA Windermere so much in May 2016 (review dated 23/5) that we decided to visit again in January 2017. There was a slightly different feel to the hostel this time as there was a large party of school children staying. The tables in both dining areas are rather crammed in - and so trying to...

Thank mikeedeedee
Richmond, North Yorkshire
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Such a good staff member on duty, he was really friendly and helpful. Also there was good music playing which really improved the atmosphere in the evening - made it feel like we were in a nice relaxed bar alomst, rahter than a youth hostel. Not too loud, not too quiet, just right! :)

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Thank 350lbar
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night on a deserted campsite with good facilities. Facilities included a clean well equipped kitchen so I need not have made my evening meal on the campsite. Not sure how busy it would be if the site was filled. Very? Perhaps. Had breakfast in the main building and picked up a packed lunch so I could start walking...

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and 10 year old daughter & stayed in quadruple room.Clean but some staining from paint on curtains.The nearest shared shower was broken.Lounge area comfortable and staff great.Would stay again

Thank Nick H
Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Book the YHA for a cheap family getaway and to attend the Ambleside Christmas Event. We arrived in darkness and checked in with the helpful chap behind the bar, my first impressions were as expected of a youth hostel, the entrance leads into a large lounge area with lots of sofas for chilling out, the bar/restaurant are is large and...

Thank Neil M
Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Overall a good place to stay, clean, comfortable and friendly staff. My only issue is that the shower closest to my room was out of order and no one fixed it over 5 days during my stay and one of the staff didn't want to give me porridge for my breakfast even though I had been told I could have...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lake District is a truly beautiful part of the world but like many amazing places, it can get busy. If you want to get the best of the area without jostling with the crowds, head to Broad Oaks Country House Hotel. However, if they are full, then may as well stay here at this YHA. Only 2 miles from Windermere town centre and offering panoramic views, this spectacularly situated hostel is a real gem. There's a lovely pace of life here - great if you want to unwind. We recommend you take a walk through the large wooded grounds and look out for the wonderful inhabitant wildlife. At the end of the day simply relax and enjoy gorgeous sunsets with a drink on the terrace. You may love the mix of old and older as this diminishing hostel offers some of modern facilities to possibly ensure a reasonably comfortable and 'okay' stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Windermere

Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $37 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Not room 2”
thelight2, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't camp, pay a bit extra and stay inside the hostel”
MRStuart96, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Female dorm is ensuite and on the side with the best views of the lake and mountains.”
amysradar, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not good Wifi”
592pradeeph, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available - you need to ask at reception and they will give you the login details.”
gilly502015, 28 May 2015 | Read review
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