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YHA Ambleside

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of this hostel is amazing, close to several restaurants (Fish & Chips, Local Pub, cafes). The customer service from the team at YHA was amazing and were clued up on hiking routes, key sites and even food. The hostel itself was brand new, modern and very clean. If you have a large party and prefer to cook YHA...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
PROPERTY’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed in the youth hostel at Ambleside with a children's rugby tour however opted to stay an additional night after the tour with our 2 children (9 and 7). The location speaks for itself and is outstanding. Rooms are small but offer all that you would need for a good nights stay. Hostel was clean, food excellent (especially breakfast)...

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About Property's Favourite Review
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Love the title of your review and that we exceeded your expectations! We agree that when it comes to location we really do have the best spot in Ambleside :)

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came with school, and the hostel was perfect! The views were spectacular from our rooms which really made the stay even more amazing. We were allowed full use of the games room for our school in the evenings which was great, and the free yoga taster class was a great add on to our stay! The hostel is only about...

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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want no nonsense accommodation, a good bar and stunning views this is for you. Facilities are very basic, but extremely clean and more than adequate. The view over Windermere is simply stunning. I have stayed here several times now and it is a great place for a weekend stay on a tight budget. Can't recommend it highly enough...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Thank you for the fantastic, detailed review. We are pleased to hear you enjoy our facilities and location and love that you continue to use us as a base during your visits to The Lake District. We really hope to see you here again soon!

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We 4 runners from Hartlepool had a fantastic weekend at YHA Ambleside. Marvellous location, great check-in, lovely bunk room, clean showers and loos, good Self Catering kitchen. Couldn't have been better!

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We are really pleased to hear you found our facilities, staff, location and cleanliness all to a great standard. We hope you enjoyed the marathon and you will use us again as a place to stay next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to stay, staff were all very friendly and helpful. Rooms were tidy and clean and was a lovely place to base ourselves whilst out walking. Food was very good for the low price and a good selection of hand pulled beers were on offer. This was more of a hotel than a YH if like me you are...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We've come a long way from the old days of the YHA and having to do chores before you're allowed to leave haven't we! Thanks Scott we're really pleased that you're recommending us :)

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

24 of us stayed for the weekend in the hostel. we ranged in age from 30 to 75 and everything in between. Had a meal on the Friday night was was nice and filling after a days walking or travelling. They kept some food back for a couple of late arrivals. The hostel is lively and clean with a good...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks Rick, we agree that our garden is the best place for relaxing with a pint to watch the world go by after a day on the hills :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

love this place overlooking the lake. excellent food and drink. however check price on drinks as they seem to charge what they like. £5 difference is a lot to charge different. but still nice place and.like to.suppprt youth hostel

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks Tina it's great to see that you love our place. I've sent you a private message to find out the details of what you ordered and what was charged as I would really like to investigate what happened!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super hostel: room with lake views, spacious, clean, tidy. Very good value for money. Staff friendly and welcoming. Parking is right outside. Shops in Ambleside are a 10-minute walk away. The bar serves various drinks at reasonable prices.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

That lake view is wonderful insn't it - while lots of our rooms have a lake view it's just worth bearing in mind that the only way to guarantee getting a room with a view is to book one of our 4 or 5 bed ensuite rooms :)

England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed only one night in a private room- both my friend and I are YHA members so the total cost was £33 for two of us- bargain! We had a room with 2 bunk beds in so were both able to choose low bunks; there was a tiny sink but no loo- the toilets and showers were shared with...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for giving such a descriptive review of our hostel facilities. With a total of 249 beds and a fabulous location it is fair to say that we are a very busy one!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Ambleside

Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $42 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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“Ask for lake view.”
Rick_DH2014, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lakeview room.”
Sedgeo, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view the vista is stunning.”
999kermit, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The car park is free, but spaces are limited. Park and then walk into Ambleside (around 10 minutes) to keep your spot”
anthonydjames, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms 109, 119 and 127 look like the best for space and direct lake views”
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