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    YHA Black Sail

    Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale Bridge CA23 3AY, England
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          Overview
          • Excellent74%
          • Very good16%
          • Average4%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible4%
          Travellers talk about
          “great gable” (9 reviews)
          “common room” (7 reviews)
          “youth hostel” (7 reviews)
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Paid Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
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          198 reviews
          #1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Borrowdale
           
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          109 reviews
          #1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Buttermere
           
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          382 reviews
          #1 of 24 Speciality lodging in Ambleside
           
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          54 reviews
          #2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Boot
           
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          1 - 5 of 75 reviews

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Absolutely love Black Sail hostel, it's location is breathtaking! I have visited twice with the same group of walking friends the first time a few years ago it was very wet but we soon dried out in front of the fire and enjoyed a very...More

          Thank sarahdavies68
          Reviewed 10 May 2017

          We arrived a little late for dinner after a big day's walking in the snow to find a hearty meal had been kept warm for us and the bar was well stocked. The evening was spent swapping stories with the other guests. A lovely, relaxed...More

          Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
          Thank ds191919
          Reviewed 5 May 2017

          I stayed here for 3 nights and used it as a base to climb the surrounding mtns. These really are on your doorstep. The hostel has been done up beautifully and in the spirit of the YHA and the Lakes. Wonderful craftsmanship. It felt like...More

          Thank SarahWyer
          Reviewed 19 April 2017

          I pleased to find that the improvements at Black Sail have not taken away the character since the last time I stayed. I love the community feel at this hostel sharing stories over dinner with the fire drying everyone's wet gear and the silence once...More

          Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
          Thank Earnie1980
          Reviewed 28 March 2017

          We had to book this months in advance, and it was worth it. We built our entire Coast to Coast walking itinerary around getting a bunk here for the night. Remote, beautiful, cosy, social and friendly. The food was brilliant and hearty. The board games...More

          Thank Nick E
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          198 reviews
          #1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Borrowdale
           
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          109 reviews
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          382 reviews
          #1 of 24 Speciality lodging in Ambleside
           
          YHA Eskdale
          54 reviews
          #2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Boot
           
          About
          Hotel description
          Location, location, location. YHA Black Sail has it. Remote and accessible only on foot, it’s a rural retreat that lovers of the great outdoors can normally only dream about. Located in a traffic-free valley that is being returned to a ‘wild’ state, it’s as tranquil as a stay in the Lakes gets.
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          Hotel & Grounds (52)
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          Christina R
          Hi, I see that there are toilets here. Are there basic showers?!? Thank you x
          1 June 2017|
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          Response from sarahdavies68 | Reviewed this property |
          Hi. There are 2 toilets but only one has a mirror (helpful for those shaving!). There is one shower which has plenty of hot water. My advice is to shower first then enjoy the views as there can be a queue!
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          Paul L
          Hi there, May I know by any chance I could go to YHA Black Sail through any public transport (to the closest road Honister Pass). I want to go there in the coming Easter break. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks in advance! Cheers! Have a great week ahead!
          27 February 2016|
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          Response from Elouise90 | Reviewed this property |
          It's definitely a walk Paul. Good luck
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          Luke S
          What is the walk there like? I am a keen walker and distance is not an issue BUT I do get vertigo and although a frequent visitor to the Lake Distrcict I am aware that some walks I just can not do in safety- Striding Edge for example- so when the route is described as a mountain path I have visions of sheer drops to one or both sides- how "good" is the path for a vertigo sufferer? Thank you
          10 August 2014|
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          Response from Andy B | Property representative |
          No drops at all, it's a woodland path from the car park or YHA Ennerdale. Hope that helps Andy
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