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Greenside, Glenridding CA11 0QR England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Free Wifi
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was told this was a great place to stay but it exceeded my expectations. The hostel is is a great location the staff are helpful and the stay was exceptional value for money. I stayed for one night but would have stayed for a...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, we are so pleased you had a great stay and hopefully you will be back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, this hostel is everything I could ever want and the reason that I use YHA accommodation whenever I can. It is located at least a mile up a track away from the to and fro of Ullswater and is more to do with...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

We are really pleased you loved the hostel. Our refurb has been designed to keep the atmosphere and rugged feel whilst bringing it up to date. Hopefully you will visit again so you can see the changes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a very unusual location- 1000 feet up the side of Helvellyn mountain. If you are a hillwalker Helvellyn YHA provides many opportunities to do classic walks. Personally I 1) took the Steamer to Howtown, 2) got close up to Striding Edge...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and we are glad you had a great stay. Next time you should try a walk from the hostel to Grisedale Tarn then accross Dollywagon and Nethermost pikes to Helvellyn.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous property and really well kept. Great location if you want to be remote and away from things. The bedrooms were really well maintained - basic but all you need. Good catering facilities. Friendly staff.

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

We are really pleased you had a fantastic stay and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 12, 2018

Just getting to this hostel is an adventure. The drive up to the hostel from Glenridding is up a perfectly usable track, but you need to go slowly. Remains of old lead mining gear abound.A volcanic outcrop looms over the car park. This is mountainous...More

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Response from Aaron J, General Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. The track is a little rocky but as you say with a steady drive up all is ok. see you again soon

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YHA Helvellyn is a traditional hostel in a unique location - 963ft up the third highest mountain in England, in the most beautiful national park in the UK! It is an ideal base for starting your adventure More and the perfect place for peace, quiet and easy access to scenic landscapes for walking holidays, activity breaks and school trips. The hostel is good for mountaineers and walkers with the Helvellyn range literally on the doorstep. Mountain bikers will also be entertained with the longest downhill ride in the country from summit of the mountain! In the winter months there is a ski slope with a drag lift 40 minutes walk (or ski) away from the hostel and we are the closest accommodation to some of England’s greatest snow and ice climbing. There is also plenty to do for those that wish to relax or have children with them, with plenty of low level and less strenuous walking starting right from the front door! Less
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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
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Price range
US$23 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Helvellyn Glenridding, UK - Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Family Rooms
Price range
US$23 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Helvellyn Glenridding, UK - Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Karen M
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Property representative |
The YHA has many dog friendly sites in the lake district, unfortunately Helvellyn is not among them. We are a small hostel in a remote livestock area and we do not currently have the facilities to cater for dogs. I hope this... More
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Redwidow
June 30, 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Hi! We close the front door at 11 pm, but there is a doorcode that we give you at reception so you can get in after that. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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FolkestoneJane
March 8, 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Sadly not! Only vodafone sim cards get signal here. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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Room Tips
"Get a double if you can."
Clingy56
Oct. 7, 2017
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"Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!"
andrewdO2444CR
May 26, 2015
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"As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away..."
iseult72petunia
May 24, 2015
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"Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!"
VickiMay89
Apr. 19, 2015
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