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Ambleside Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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151 reviews 151 reviews
8 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: Iveing Cottage | Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ambleside Backpackers 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Great value accommodation. Great location close to many bar's, cafe's, pubs and restuarants ( and loads of great hills, fells, lakes and rivers. We have 60 beds in 10 rooms, self catering kitchen, lounge, dining room, showers, drying room, laundry, secure bike store and more. Convienient for all walking, cycling, climbing, sailing, swimming and lake district stuff. ... more   less 
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