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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

As the title suggests this was my do rest visit to a yha and what a lovely building it was. Sat on the lake the hostel has great views over the water. Took a little getting used to the dormitory area but slept well. To say it was Easter the hostel wasn't full with some spare beds. We checked in...

Thank NottsPanther
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would seem that not a lot of people know about this place. Which all in all works brilliantly for us. We went there as a family taking three teenagers of varying degrees of moodiness. Has to be said that it would seem that all of them enjoyed it for the most part. The building itself is lovely and to...

Thank Ingvar I
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I'll start with the good things: This hostel looks lovely, and is an absolutely beautiful location (right on the shores of the Wastwater). I ate there both nights of my stay, and the food was nice and the service excellent. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. If you want a base to climb Scafell Pike or explore the wider Wasdale...

Thank Jon M
Swavesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here and for a YHA it's not bad at all. Currently undergoing some roof repairs but did not stop our enjoyment. Scaffolding around the building means I can only score 4 instead of the 5 is deserves. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and relaxed. Bob (the manager) has a perfect attitude towards his guests and...

Thank ghuvhus
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were here walking a few ridges. Lovely weather, great views, stunning autumnal colours. The hostel was great, easy access to the valley, although still a drive from any of the peaks. I'm looking forward to seeing the new roof and the building in all its glory when the scaffolding comes down. Great games room, and plenty of facilities.

1Thank Tom B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Super friendly staff and great grub make this a special YHA in a wonderful location. I stayed for a week on an excellent course with Carolclimb Outdoor Adventures and had a marvellous time. I enjoyed the meals and for a change the highly rated Strands Inn and micro-brewery is only a mile away. Thanks very much to Bob and the...

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Thank Andrew2115
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This hostel is in an ideal location for quick access to some of the big fells. Set on the lake shore of wast water the views from the hostel are second to none. All of the staff were helpful, knowledgeable and first class. The food was the best that I have had in a hostel in recent times. Heartily recommend...

Thank Stephen W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed at the Hall for the 4th time. On a budget and spending most of the day in the adjacent fells,this place is ideal. Set in a tranquil location among the trees of Low Wood with a panorama of the screes opposite and from the Lake side boasts the most impressive view in the whole of the Lake District....

Thank Christopher J
wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for tanking the time to review us, also thanks for coming back again and again - this is surely the best compliment. We are blessed to have the setting we do, maybe the best place in the world? (I think so!!) See you again in the not too distant future...

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Arrived late and smelly after 36 mile run! Staff great and very helpful. Showers good and comfortable beds. Slept in a dorm but with shelf space and facilities for charging phone etc really pleased. Breakfast was very good, good coffee and vegetarian breakfast supplied no problem. Will be using this YH again...

Thank DanAndie
wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for booking to stay with us and also for taking the time to leave a review on the place. We have all the essentials for a great stay (well, maybe not a sauna or hot tub but most other things, including WiFi), in the best place in the world. We do take pride in our catering at...

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night at this fantastic hostel after a 15 mile wet walk from Buttermere (over Red Pike, High Style, a sopping Black Sail Pass...much needed dinnertime fish&chips and pints in the Wasdale Head Inn!) Was great to dry off and enjoy a quiet evening of chatting and reading with friendly fellow guests; the views of waterfalls and Wast Water...

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wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for booking to stay at Wasdale Hall and thanks for taking the time to review us. Wasdale is surely the best place to be and naturally Wasdale Hall is the best place to be able to relax and soak up the mountain atmosphere.. (yes, this does mean the rain from time to time). Hope to see you again...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Wasdale Hall (formerly known as YHA Wastwater) is a stunning half-timbered National Trust-owned house dating from 1829 and still retains many original features. Enjoy beautiful scenery from the grounds, which extend to the shores of Lake Wastwater, England's deepest lake. Within easy reach of England's highest mountain, walkers will be busy here. After a hectic day enjoy a delicious meal in our wood paneled restaurant with stunning views of the lake. All meals are home-cooked using fresh produce in the Wasdale Hall kitchens and served to your table. A range of local Cumbrian ales, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available to accompany your meal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Wasdale Hall

Address: Wasdale Hall Wasdale Hall, Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET, England (Formerly YHA Wastwater)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Nether Wasdale
Price Range: $50 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Wasdale Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms have a Lake View”
446christopherj, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dorms very good if you dont mind possibly many comings and goings in the night and early morning.”
DanAndie, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front look over Wastwater”
Sachertorte_12, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“stay in the Wasdale Head Inn....private facilities and no bunks;) ; ;)”
beckyt686, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Overlooking the lake”
joy211, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
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