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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Thank david_roberts747
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 More 

Leeds
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69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

New Delhi, India
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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,... More 

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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... More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

As ever, good hostel, great location, good food, good and friendly staff. Welcome stayover for our Coast-to-Coast group. Have been visiting YHA Borrowdale on a more or less annual basis since 1995.. YHA doing a really good job of updating their properties whilst maintaining accessible costs.

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

Thanks for leaving a review of YHA Borrowdale. It's awesome to hear you have been visiting since 1995, and of course we hope you'll continue to pop by for another 20 years to come! We look forward to seeing you again soon. YHA Borrowdale Team More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was good, I mean really good. The toilets were clean and the shower pressure reasonable. There was even yoga in the games room the night we stayed; we didn't want to take part (too many walking-related aches and pains) but it was pleasant to know it was going on! The room was cosy and the view from the... More 

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

Thanks for leaving a review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. We're very pleased that the food was not just good....but really good! Sorry to hear you didn't join in the free yoga but we understand sometimes after a day of walking a comfy chair is as much as one can manage, glad it provided a pleasant backdrop to your... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great room, comfy bed. Clean room and clean bathrooms. Great choice for evening meals and breakfast. Good selection of snacks. Greta location just outside rosthwaite and a perfect stop for the coast to coast. Great staff, very welcoming and helpful. Wifi only worked in lounge and wasn't very reliable.

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

Thanks Cara for leaving a review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. We're pleased you enjoyed our selection of homemade evening meals and full English breakfast. As you said the wifi is only available in the lounge area and it can be slightly temperamental due to our remote location, usually it is enough to access webpages but struggles with downloading... More 

England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The location is great and good value for money. The linens were very clean and staff was nice and helpful. One can borrow a map of the surroundings from them. The breakfast and evening meal were delicious and so natural.

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

Thanks for leaving a review of YHA Borrowdale. We're pleased you enjoyed our location and found the hostel to be good value for money. At reception we loan maps out for £2 each and are more than happy to discuss the many different options for walking/running/biking in the area. YHA Borrowdale More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Remotely located. If you have a car is a good hostel to reach places near to the hostel else have to rely on public transport. Buses going up and down every half hourly.. Nice and clean place to stay near the woods.. Offers good breakfast for a reasonable price, supper also available. Bathroom and toilet common for both gender Overall... More 

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

Thanks for your review of YHA Borrowdale. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. YHA Borrowdale Team More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about YHA Borrowdale

Address: Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $44 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Borrowdale 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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“If you want a early night ask for a room not above social areas”
 of 5 bubbles Ceri25, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“corner rooms seem quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 236ayak, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is very poor due to the hills/peaks, as is phone reception, don't worry just enjoy the beautiful scenery you won't find elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles AussieChook, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We shared a room for six”
 of 5 bubbles booby1961, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 1, a triple, had amazing views, but I think they may all have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles happysam62, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
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