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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
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“youth hostel”(64 reviews)
“bunk beds”(25 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful location right on the banks of lake Windermere. We stopped for a drink and a sit in the sun. Quite close to the boats at Waterhead but really very quiet and little road noise. Would recommend the local ales and the food is well...More

Thank Slippermate
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, we're really pleased that you enjoyed stopping off for some food and drinks with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The location of the hostel is quite nice as it is within a five-minute walk from a bus stop, and most importantly, it is right in front of Lake Windermere! You can enjoy the glistening water whenever you want with a low budget! Though the...More

Thank nikki2762016
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 3 days ago

We are in a great location :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd time here and bar and restaurant area get better every time. Sitting outside with view of lake is a real pleasure. Rooms are updated but few in any ensuite. Still a great hostel with plenty of walking from the door or a short drive...More

Thank paulr9cr
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you think we're getting better and better :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not stayed at this y h A but one thing I can say is I have a meal there a few times and the food is very good and the staff are always very polite every time I go to the lake district...More

Thank edwardchappell65
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we're really pleased that you keep coming back to eat with us :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view of the lake from the lounge, improved by a good pint. It isn't the most modern YHA but it was clean, staff helpful and the location is wonderful. Easy to walk into Ambleside where there are lots of places to eat & drink.

Thank Zoopeter
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review it's great to hear that we're ticking the boxes.

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
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US$34 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$34 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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timinitdawit
4 December 2017|
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Response from Reception Manag... R | Property representative |
Hi there, We're a 6 minute drive or a 30 minute walk away from the Ambleside campus.
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lestempsduvoyage
28 July 2017|
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Hi We're well connected by bus between Kendal to Keswick and out to Coniston and the Langdale Valley, however there arent any transport connections to the western lakes. There's loads to do in and around Ambleside though... More
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"obviously rooms looking out over the lake have an absolutely stunning view."
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"Tell them what you need when you book, ie:- Want good view or Need peace and quiet and they really try hard..."
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