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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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This was our first stay at this youth hostel and what a great find! The location is fantastic with such beautiful lake views. Staff were really friendly and helpful. We stayed in an en- suite room with our 2 children ( aged 7 and 10) and it was very clean and again it had beautiful views over Lake Windermere. We...

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at a lot of YHA hostels and have grown to love them in their unique and quirky ways. Ambleside YHA has a lot going for it, it is large with its own restaurant and overlooks the lake! There are some minor issues but overall I would recommend it. The issues were mostly the due to the parking,...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot believe what amazing value this place is! We were lucky enough to pay just £29 for three to stay for a night here in early February. I'll lay a wager that this is impossible to beat... The location is superb, literally right on the side of Windermere. And we had the added bonus of being blessed with unseasonal...

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

Thanks for your high praise Craig, we're really please that you enjoyed your stay.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a night originally but managed to get a 2nd for a bargain! Absolutely great couple of days and brilliant way to get up to the Lakes with 2 little ones in winter (bit warmer than the tent!) Rooms immaculate, facilities good, staff were all really friendly, bar and food good value.

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

Thanks for your review, we hope you had a great time exploring The Lakes with your little ones :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights in September & would say this is the smartest yha hostel I've stayed in. Situated right on the shores of Lake Windermere and about a 5 minute walk from Ambleside town centre - perfect location. Has its own bar with real ale on hand pump (another plus!) and double rooms which, if booked suitably in advance,...

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

Thanks Simon, we hope that the weather's nice enough when you return in March for you to enjoy one of our real ales relaxing outside in the garden.....there is no finer way to end a day :)

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay at YHA Ambleside. Spotless, friendly helpful staff with a beautiful view over the lake. Thank you so much to the female on reception for upgrading us (sorry I didn't catch your name). This was my first experience of staying at a YHA....I am now a convert. Highly recommended and will definately be visiting again.

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

It's fab to hear that you're a convert to YHA :) Check out our website for ideas of new places to stay - we've got everything from stately homes to camping pods and even a castle to explore!

Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked room for 3 adults with ensuite. Comfortable beds, good shower and great lake view room. Didn't have breakfast but meal in adjoining pub was good. 1 mile to centre of Ambleside. Free parking onsite plenty available at this time of year

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

That view is just amazing isn't it! Thanks for your review.

Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location at great price stunning views over the lake at the mountains beyond good food plus real ale plus some Ace staff but worth paying for a single room if you want a good sleep but for 13 quid can't moan

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

Thanks for the shout-out to our staff Lancasterman, we think they're great but it's always good to hear that our guests feel the same way too!

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel, very nice rooms and very very cheap to book. Nice breakfast in the morning, full English plus continental. Located right at the lake side next to Ambleside Pier. Parking at this place is a joke though... The hostel is way way bigger than the amount of parking spaces they offer so arriving in the middle of the night...

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

Thanks for your review, we're please to see that you like the hostel and the view really is amazing hey :) Our parking is very limited and we can appreciate that in the fog it must have been tricky but there is plenty of alternative parking close to the hostel. There is some free parking in front of the pier...

Darlington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this large hostel for the first time on a Sunday night in January. We slept in single sex dormitories on the first floor and had very different experiences. The gents were all tucked up by 10.30 and had a good night's sleep. Whereas in the ladies we had people sat on the stairs outside of our room at...

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

Thanks for your review, we hope that next time you stay all parties in your group have the experience the gents did on this trip!

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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: $39 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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“First floor rooms 109, 119 and 127 look like the best for space and direct lake views”
  • View from jetty across Windermere
 of 5 bubbles 696CraigH, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake view room is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Meerkatka, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles gregdelann, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room at the front of the hostel would maybe afford a view of the lake. Some noise may be experienced from the corridors.”
 of 5 bubbles drew2222, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No lift so if your not good with stairs as for rooms starting 100”
 of 5 bubbles X2750AImicheller, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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