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YHA Ambleside

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
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  • Terrible2%
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“youth hostel”(64 reviews)
“bunk beds”(27 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I shared a 6 bed dorm, with a wonderful Lake view. I was surprised by how well-provisioned the kitchen is, with lots of space and equipment to allow a group of people to cook at once. The hostel was clean and tidy, and the rooms...More

Thank Leonie S
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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...More

1  Thank nicolastrachan77
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 17 April 2017

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 1 week ago

we shared a dorm room for six people with one other person and had the most relaxing few days in very comfortable conditions with a great view of Lake Windermere from our main window. Facilities were very clean and tidy and we fell absolutely in...More

Thank Evangeline J
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 1 week ago

Its great to see you rate our facilities so highly, thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a Hostel, but it used to be a Hotel so it really feels like both. Down to earth with creature comforts. Good food and Beer, what else do you need. Really good base to explore from whether you've got your own transport or not....More

Thank charleswallace1772
Response from Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA AmblesideResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Charles, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for 2 nights to attend a wedding. There were 5 lads in total all in 1 room. Everybody enjoyed there stay, especially the breakfast in the morning. Staff were great, the location is amazing right on the lakeside, and the facilities are...More

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

How lovely that after this stay you're now thinking of bringing your families in Summer :) Parking on site is a bit tricky but there's a huge car park a couple of minutes walk away that is free to park on over night.

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US$35 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$35 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"Ask for a Lake-side room for a sunrise unlike anything you've seen before."
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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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"Choose a room on the lower floors if you don’t like climbing steep stairs"
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