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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful spot with views of the lake. Facilities very typical for YHA. Odd building which is clearly having some issues ,a leak in the staircase area left a very unpleasant smell . Could not work out why most of the wc on the first floor not available for use . Bunks not comfy but perfectly acceptable. Tired ,so early night...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Me and my brother (11 and 8),went to the YHA with our parents, we were astonished with the amazing views and scenery. When we went into the room, we saw how basic it was;however,the facilities were great. In the evening it was very relaxed and casual, we felt very comfortable and at home.In the morning we had breakfast, it was...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The 'campsite' is more of an unmaintained meadow. Hard to find flat land and the grass was up to my waist, when wet it completely filled my 5 year olds wellies with water and ruined them. So many midges we were eaten alive. The facilities were good but lots of spiders. The fact that you can't get the car near...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016

the room i stayed in was very big and very comfortable with a beauitful view outside the window , the staff were very friendly and could help me out with anything i need and they could talk to you like friend and they always help me out if me or my friends need anything , it was very easy to...

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stayed at YHA Windermere campsite and found that it was fairly overpriced for what it was. Is about a 20 minute walk from the nearest shop or pub and a 40 minute walk to Windermere. The views over the lake were incredible and the actual campsite was fine although the grass was very long. The camping facilities were fine when...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Travelled with friends and shared a four person private room, which was clean and pretty comfortably. Used their self catering facilities as well (the restaurant kitchen was kind enough to lend us some salt, pepper, and oil), which were pretty extensive. A tip if you stay here is to wake up early and enjoy the sunrise out in the garden...

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UK
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Bike storage didnt appear to be safe - they provide a key for residents only, but the shed is located a way from the main building in the lower carpark and is decorated with 'lock it or lose it' posters and accessorised by a couple of locks that had been cut right through. Negatives: I don't think that YHA offers...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This visit was down to providing kayak safety cover for the great north swim at Windermere. I have stayed at the hostel many times before and have enjoyed it immensely. This time round the staff were accommodating and managed to get me checked in very quickly whilst dealing with lots of other people. Even given my late arrival (bang on...

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

As a whole the youth hostel is great, however we decided to have a evening meal and take advantage of the under 10's eat free offer that we saw by the entrance (image below.) Clearly states under 10's eat free The food was of a fair standard, however when came to paying we were told that the only free children's...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I camped here for two nights. Location is 5*. Quiet yet 15mins walk to convenience store. 5mins in car to Windermere. Views stunning. Downside is the actual site. Grass not kept short. Hard to get pegs in. Not much flat ground. BUT the upsides are the views of Lake Windermere! Great to be able to use indoor toilet/showers/drying room, Wi-Fi...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lake District is a truly beautiful part of the world but like many amazing places, it can get busy. If you want to get the best of the area without jostling with the crowds, head to Broad Oaks Country House Hotel. However, if they are full, then may as well stay here at this YHA. Only 2 miles from Windermere town centre and offering panoramic views, this spectacularly situated hostel is a real gem. There's a lovely pace of life here - great if you want to unwind. We recommend you take a walk through the large wooded grounds and look out for the wonderful inhabitant wildlife. At the end of the day simply relax and enjoy gorgeous sunsets with a drink on the terrace. You may love the mix of old and older as this diminishing hostel offers some of modern facilities to possibly ensure a reasonably comfortable and 'okay' stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Windermere

Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $54 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Not room 2”
 of 5 bubbles thelight2, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't camp, pay a bit extra and stay inside the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles MRStuart96, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Female dorm is ensuite and on the side with the best views of the lake and mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles amysradar, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not good Wifi”
 of 5 bubbles 592pradeeph, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is available - you need to ask at reception and they will give you the login details.”
 of 5 bubbles gilly502015, 28 May 2015 | Read review
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