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  • Excellent34%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just adore this little Hostel. Smack bang in the middle of some of the Lakelands most famous mountain country and virtually halfway up helvellyn too! The rooms are lovely and the dining area and lounge are great to relax in after a day on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good hostel: very clean and tidy, friendly staff and a great location for Helvellyn and several other surrounding Wainwrights. But beware the road in - it's in very poor condition and needs to be taken with care.

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 2 days ago

The track can be daunting and if it was owned by YHA would have been improved long ago, but unfortunately it is not. However, as you great review states it is still well worth a visit. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

YHA in a super location although a bit tricky to get there in a car and especially on a motorcycle. Friendly staff and adequate food. only 1 mile walk to nearest pub although alcoholic drinks are available in the bar.

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Thank Sailonthelake
Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, good amenities compared to other youth hostels I've seen in other countries. The staff was very knowledgeable about the various treks in the Lake District. The location is remote (10 minutes drive on an unpaved road) but the hostel provides everything, so we...More

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Thank gmercadal
Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive feedback and we are really pleased you had a good stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The YHA was a last resort when booking late for a weekend in the lakes. Was not too sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the facility, condition of rooms, condition of communal areas and services provided. Decided to stay for dinner and...More

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Thank martinZ8331GE
Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great weekend. Hopefully we have made a YHA convert of you. Hope to see you again.

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Karen M
14 June 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Property representative |
The YHA has many dog friendly sites in the lake district, unfortunately Helvellyn is not among them. We are a small hostel in a remote livestock area and we do not currently have the facilities to cater for dogs. I hope this... More
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Redwidow
30 June 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Hi! We close the front door at 11 pm, but there is a doorcode that we give you at reception so you can get in after that. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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FolkestoneJane
9 March 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Sadly not! Only vodafone sim cards get signal here. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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"Get a double if you can."
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"Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!"
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"As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away your..."
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"Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!"
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