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Bethune, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

But my lovely heart was wide opened in this magic place trees, lakes and montains continue to walk with you, after leaving Go with your heart opened or closed and you'll never walk alone And it will be not only fire.

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Darton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly Staff, Very helpful. Clean rooms with a great view of the lake. But the Hostel Car Park doesn't seem to have enough car park spaces for the amount of guests? Not that this bothered us as we just parked diagonally across 2 disabled bays.

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Bethune, France
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just brilliant: comfortable, clean, friendly staff, great view, great location, great system for storing your own food in fridges and shelves with stickers. We also got good advice for walks and managed to find parking near the entrance everyday.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited for a very short break (one night) in Ambleside but managed to pack a lot in, thanks to the helpful staff at the YHA. We drank fine Ale in The Golden Rule, ate amazing veggie food at Zeffirellis and watched a brilliant film (Rouge One) in the lovely cinema above before a scenic walk to...

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Biggin Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully located site. Very polite staff. Only negative was re a menu item. Grilled vegetables. They came out cold-as in a cold dish. In future I will ask but grilled suggests hot food. Very clean and tidy. We had just stayed at Borrowdale 2 nights and it was different. Different clientele. Would we go back...probably yes.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hostel with a lovely bar, excellent breakfast and location and helpful staff. It's right on the Lake and a short 10/15min walk from the centre of Ambleside. Lots of lovely walks nearby. Would definitely recommend.

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

Thanks for recommending us, it's great to hear :)

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for Christmas. Has been refurbished since my last trip and the facilities are now very good. Single room with, bed, cupboard and wash basin on the third floor with views to the rear of the building. Showers and toilets are plentiful and serviced daily. This hostel can get very busy at any time of the year although the...

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

Thanks for your review Andy, we hope you managed some nice walks despite the wet Christmas weather!

Morecambe, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the very clean fantastically sited YHA overlooking windermere. a small room but warm and comfortable. very friendly staff, we had breakfast which was fine, adequate quality and unlimited tea and coffee,

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

Thanks for the review Killy153 I'll pass your nice comments about the cleanliness and friendliness to the team :)

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a week in Ambleside which included various visits to the local restaurants after taking in the local views. After the yha was recommended by the cottage owners we decided to pay a visit. The first thing you notice is the location which is on the lakeside, the menu had a really good choice as did the bar (coming from...

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

Thanks for recommending us, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the food and our amazing view.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stayed at the Youth Hostel in Ambleside in the Lake District, absolutely outstanding. We stayed Friday and Saturday night December 2016, amazing full breakfast, the staff at the hostel were great too, very friendly. The view from the room was amazing, it's a must to get up early to catch the sun coming up and to see lovely wildlife. I...

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

Thanks Michelle R we're please to see you enjoyed it so much :)

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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: $29 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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“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
“Ask for a room away from the bar”
 of 5 bubbles A-Reel, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the Lake, accessible by bus from Windermere”
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