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Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good rooms, good size, although some are quite small but we were lucky to get one of the bigger ones. Spent 4 nights here on a walking trip and it had everything we needed. Great drying room! Nice bar and food. Very clean.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great value for money amongst other things. We were there with the kids and they quickly made friends with the other children who were staying there. Loads for them to do in the games room and surrounding area. Despite all the changes over the years, at this hostel at least, YHA has managed to retain the spirit...

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Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for an amazing review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. Its always satisfying to be able to reunite one of our guests with a lost wallet or misplaced pair of boots. I'm really pleased to hear that you found the hostel to be good value for money and that your children enjoyed making new friends and playing in the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in the camping pods as part of a walking weekend. Pods are great fun to stay in. Beautiful location. Staff we're extremely helpful and friendly. We arrived late after being delayed due to fog, the kitchens had closed yet the staff were kind enough to cook fish and chips for my wife and I. Can't ask for more!!...

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Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. All the best Chris & the team YHA Borrowdale

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night stay whilst other half Christmas shopping in New York, I know where I'd rather be. Clean, warm, welcoming and a real fire. Great range of beers - breakfast set me up nicely for a jog around great gable

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Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Yep, I'm with you... I'd choose a jog around Great Gable followed by a pint & an open fire over a trip to New York any day :) All the best Chris YHA Borrowdale

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Basic but clean and warm accommodation and great value. Breakfast did not look very appetizing and an evening meal of lasagna was below standard although the fish and chips was good. The bar ran out of draft ale and this was not replaced . Night time and early morning noise from other residents was also an issue But all in...

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Chris E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are pleased that you found the accommodation clean and that our services were great value. We pride ourselves on our food and beverage, and strive for high standards so we apologise for not meeting your expectations this time. Our lasagne is normally very popular so we apologise, you must...

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Always plan that it rains them everything else is a bonus, last minute booking to see keswicl xmas lights switch on was a good thought the POD at borrowdale was the 2nd but my partner thought the drive from leswick to YHA was trumatic to say the least i on the other hand have this several times you do need...

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Chris E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay. It is certainly a winding drive from Keswick to the hostel but, as you mention, the scenery is just breath-taking. We always aim for the highest standards when it comes to cleanliness, so we apologise for slightly falling short in your camping pod....

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed here for four nights,a week ago on a walking holiday. We could not have asked for better! The hostel is very clean and functional. There is a totally "fuss-free" atmosphere about the place, the staff were all helpful. The hostel is convenient for plenty of variable walks. The bus service is punctual (which makes a pleasant change from...

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Chris E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it's always nice to hear that our guests have had a wonderful stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, All the team at YHA Borrowdale

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The hostel was very good,clean,excellent service,meals etc,same as when I stayed before.I was on a driving/walking holiday-drive to and then walk!?.The hostel is great for the Honister area and Castle Crag and the valley and lakes.

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Orla S, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review of YHA Borrowdale. It's great to hear you found the service to be excellent and the hostel to be clean. We hope to see you again soon. YHA Borrowdale Team

Leeds
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have stayed here numerous times over the year as it is one of my favorite spots in the Lake District. This was the first time I had been since the bar was added. Although I missed the cosy feel the place used to have it was still a great stay, Good kitchen facilities and dining space. Car parking was...

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Orla S, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review of YHA Borrowdale, we're thrilled to hear that this is one of your favourite spots in the Lake District. It's a shame you didn't feel it was as cosy as previously, we've worked hard to ensure Borrowdale has an up to date offering while maintaining it's cosy character. We feel that our wooden bar serving...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at YHA Borrowdale for a night while visiting the lake district. Keswick is about 15 minutes drive. We drove, and it appeared that having a car is helpful to reach the hostel. Though we saw a bus stop quite close to the hostel, not sure how frequent or regular the service is. The hostel has a self-catering kitchen,...

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Orla S, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a detailed review of YHA Borrowdale. The hostel doesn't have any double beds at the moment, although we have rooms for two people these all include bunk beds. It certainly is handy to have a car in the Lake District, but you can reach Borrowdale by bus as well. The bus departs Keswick every half an hour...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about YHA Borrowdale

Address: Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $34 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Borrowdale 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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