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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My friend and I stayed Wednesday night, we had a fantastic time, all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, everything was warm cosy and clean, and all the other guests were polite friendly and quiet at night! Thank you so much for helping us get out jeans dry too! Didn't fancy driving home in my pants! And apologies that we...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic location in Borrowdale, stunning views all round. Friendly, helpful staff. Rooms were very clean and warm. Great atmosphere in the dinning room. Very good bar. Kitchen facilities were excellent. Loads of walks to do from the door. Can't wait to return. Highly recommend.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New bar added since we came before.It would be great to have a wider selection of beers but it was good to sit in the warm cosy atmosphere that is Borrowdale and relax. The rooms are still basicly good but it would be nice to have double beds which is an innovation in some hostels Nice to lie in bed...

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1Thank Paul T
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the camping pods - despite it being February and freezing, the pod was very cosy and we really enjoyed our stay. We were initially taken aback by how basic the pod was - only two plug sockets which were taken up by the heater (essential!) and the small lamp (no additional sockets, so had to...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed two nights at this hostel while walking in the local area. This is an excellent hostel with great facilities including a bar, friendly staff, clean rooms, showers and a great breakfast and other food available. Great self catering facilities and large drying room available. The hostel is around 15mins outside of Keswick close to many good hills including Scaffel...

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1Thank stevenmac1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here a few times and have enjoyed it each time. The hostel has a nice bar/eating area and WC/shower facilities are always clean and in good condition. The surrounding area is beautiful and Keswick is only a short drive away. We will be staying a couple more times this year.

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1Thank Davoss155
Ashington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time staying at a Youth Hostel, myself and 2 others booked a private room for a one night stay for a photography couple of days. Check is was fine, rooms basic but beds are very comfy. Lounge comfortable (no TV mind) dining area big, we ate off menu and the food was fine. Bar was also fine we...

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1Thank BrodieIan
Chris E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for going out of your way to write us a lovely review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your first stay in a Youth Hostel. We are very lucky that our location is so photogenic, we hope you got all of the photos that you wanted. Please come and stay again soon.

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Good rooms, good size, although some are quite small but we were lucky to get one of the bigger ones. Spent 4 nights here on a walking trip and it had everything we needed. Great drying room! Nice bar and food. Very clean.

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1Thank Stuart R
Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to review your stay at YHA Borrowdale, we hope you managed to fit in some good walking during your visit. In one of the wettest places in England its certainly handy to have a huge drying room! Fingers crossed we'll see you again soon :) All the best Chris

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place is great value for money amongst other things. We were there with the kids and they quickly made friends with the other children who were staying there. Loads for them to do in the games room and surrounding area. Despite all the changes over the years, at this hostel at least, YHA has managed to retain the spirit...

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Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for an amazing review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. Its always satisfying to be able to reunite one of our guests with a lost wallet or misplaced pair of boots. I'm really pleased to hear that you found the hostel to be good value for money and that your children enjoyed making new friends and playing in the...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in the camping pods as part of a walking weekend. Pods are great fun to stay in. Beautiful location. Staff we're extremely helpful and friendly. We arrived late after being delayed due to fog, the kitchens had closed yet the staff were kind enough to cook fish and chips for my wife and I. Can't ask for more!!...

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Chris E, General Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. All the best Chris & the team YHA Borrowdale

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about YHA Borrowdale

Address: Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $42 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Borrowdale 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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