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Ambleside Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My favourite hostel in the lakes. A little expensive £21 a night in 2014 just five minutes walk from the bus station. On the down side there was a note on the door saying you have to check in after 4pm. This is no use when you have travelled a long way using public transport and carrying your bags you... More 

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sorry, but the main vote is no TV in the lounge! so we threw it away, just have to talk to each other. Said that before somewhere - As to the huge number of light bulbs - there are 3 single bulb sidelight/standard lamp things for subtle atmospheric lighting (how subtle can you get in a hostel?). However if... More 

todmorden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My friend and I have just had two fantastic nights at the hostel, it was way better than we imagined, my friend is nearly 75 and i am no spring chicken either, the hostel was perfect for us and our motorbikes which we were allowed to park safely right outside the hostel, the rooms were lovely and clean and comfortable... More 

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

We love you too, come back soon David More 

Stamford
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A stones throw from the town center. Friendly, helpful owners and a very clean and tidy place. Showers are hot and the drying room is decent. A very good place to base yourselves if you plan on a outdoor weekend away at a very reasonable price. Lick of paint and a TV in the lounge would bring it up a... More 

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sorry, but the main vote is no TV in the lounge! so we threw it away. thanks for the nice review though. David More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Last minute booking for a Saturday night with a friend ahead of a trail race the next day. Made to feel very welcome by the owner. The hostel is very comfortable, with facilities such as WiFi and breakfast included in the price of your stay. Downstairs there is plenty of space in the lounge area with comfortable sofas and armchairs.... More 

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Durham
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here fairly last minute ahead of a race. It's such a friendly well run hostel. The toast & jam at night & the breakfast included of cereal & toast is a great touch. The rooms were really clean. I was very impressed with this hostel just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ambleside & will be... More 

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You know what you're going to get with hostel accommodation and this hostel has a nice added feature in that it offers free (and fast) Wi-Fi. The sleeping accommodation is functional, although the only light in our room was a bright strip light, it would be nice to have some form of reading lights. The communal toilets are clean and... More 

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Iveing, Manager at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Well that is a disapointing and quite out of the norm review. Yes, we know it is the end of the season and the place needs a touch up, in fact we will close in November until March/ April to do just that. Sorry we did not meet your expectations. David More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent place. 'Old and run down' in the nicest possible way. Love it. It's very clean and tidy and the staff are great. Always cleaning hoovering etc. Lounge is spot on nice big old fashioned room with big sofas and a piano. Kitchen is massive and very well equipped. Rooms typical of a hostel and again very clean and tidy.... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hostel,was situated close to the town centre and was clean and well run. We even managed to get our car into the small car park safely enclosed with a gate. The friendly manager was on hand to answer our queries and we spent a comfortable night there. The price included a light breakfast and there was a good variety... More 

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Glasgow
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great for groups, families and outdoors people. Staff really friendly. Rooms clean and breakfast (cereals, bread, coffee etc) is included. Highly recommended. Centrally located, only a few minutes walk from the town centre

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Iveing, Owner at Ambleside Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Debbie thanks, glad you liked the old place, be pleased to see you again one day. David More 

UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The hostel is well organised with good self catering facilities. Big kitchen with large fridges and systems in place to organise people's food. Big oven, hot water on tap as well as tea and coffee. Staff very helpful.

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Address: Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambleside Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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