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Ambleside Backpackers

Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alvi1327 Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there with my fiance and friends. Ambleside itself is a nice place. The hostel itself also located in very good place. Breakfast provided in morning!! Hostel was clean. Very good if you are travelling with friebds nds and staying long time. thumbs up!

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
7 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My friend hired the entire backpackers for a birthday party with sleepover. The owner, Cherry, is lovely. The backpackers itself is lovely with a well equipped kitchen, lovely sitting room and good rooms. The backpackers is also in a great location. A truly enjoyable stay.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The 8 bed dorm was v spacious, v clean and so comfortable. Complementary breakfast was a welcome and healthy surprise, cereals coffee tea and toast. The showers were roasting hot and just what is needed after a days hiking. Super kitchen facilities, again very clean and organised. David and Cherry are friendly and extremely helpful hosts. It really is hard... More

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the place, see you again one day we hope. David More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Friendly owners, perfect location in Ambleside meant all walking could be done straight from the hostel and not far from the pubs either! It was a great idea to have a help yourself on tea, coffee, bread etc. gives the hostel a much more homely feeling. The accommodation was to a high standard as were the facilities and kitchen. On... More

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you! The Warden More

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Great rooms perfect location, 5 mins from centre of Ambleside. Excellent for walkers as has all the facilities of a hostel but no time restrictions. Although no parking, free street parking available near by.

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, sorry the drying room couldn't cope, must have been really stuffed with very wet stuff. It usually dries all that's put in it, however soaked boots can be a pain to dry overnight More

Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A group of us stayed at this hostel over the weekend and would really recommend it. The manager Chris could not have been more friendly and helpful (even when we were all a bit late leaving the kitchen/dining room in the morning!) and the cooking facilities are excellent: plenty of space and equipment for everybody. The sleeping accommodation is standard... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just spent a long weekend at amblesidehostel.co.uk with some friends. The atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly. The whole place was very clean (unlike some other hostels!). The separate common room, massive kitchen and dining room are very spacious. There is very easy access to Ambleside with lots of dining & drinking options and unbelievable top quality outdoor gear options!... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hostel really does have it all. Great location, just a couple of minutes walk into town. Great security (key pad) very friendly and helpfull staff. Clean and tidy rooms, awesome showers, and amazingly well equipped kitchen and dining room. Just to top it off the hostel has a lovely common living room with lots of really comfy sofas (just... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have stayed in the Backpackers on many occasions and it is still always our first choice when visiting the Lakes. It is very well located and only a short walk into Ambleside centre. You get unlimited tea and coffee and toast and cereal for breakfast included which makes it a great budget option. You also get free WiFi and... More

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Nice to have you runners in, Thanks for the review, be pleased to see you back soon. The Warden More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had great time, breakfast basic but adequate. Rooms clean, and bedding clean. Only gripe is that the bunks squeaked every time you turned over or moved in the night, but with all the hiking in the day I was too tired to notice too much. Great for a couple or three nights but not much longer.

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Also Known As:
Ambleside Backpackers Lake District
Address: Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 18 Specialty lodging in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great value accommodation. The hostel is a large old Lakeland house with many period features in a location many envy. We have a large, well-equipped, self-catering kitchen for you to use, a dining room and a large comfy lounge with fire and piano. All our bedrooms are bunk-bedded with 2 - 14 beds, 60 in total with fine fell views. All have a sink, quality fitted carpets , central heating and bedding is provided (one room even has a chair!). We welcome individuals, couples and groups as well as whole hostel bookings. We do not accept stag, hen or drinking parties. We ask all our guests to please keep quiet after 23.00Hrs to help ensure a good nights sleep for all. We welcome children provided they are well supervised but you will need to book a room for private occupancy. Sorry no pets. We provide free tea and coffee, free self-serve breakfast of cerials, toast and preserves -tea and coffee, internet access computer and free wifi. You may use the kitchen in the evening and morning to cook food for yourselves. We also have bike storage, parking for motorbikes, a drying room and laundry facilities. Free on-street parking for cars at the moment. Ambleside is a great base for access to most of the Lake District with a good bus service. There are many fantastic eateries in Ambleside with price ranges from low to mid. Also steamer service on Windermere. The hostel is not suitable for guests with mobility problems due to its many steps and stairs. Get your holiday booked now. ... more   less 
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