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YHA Ambleside

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
jane1Somerset Somerset
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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 of 5 stars
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Somerset
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here by chance mainly because the view from the terrace restaurant and bar... Food very well priced cheaper that most pub food prices, quality of food excellent, service excellent, weather and view amazing. We will definitely be returning while we are here!!

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back! More

Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

YHA Ambleside is filled with friendly staff and eager travelers from around the world. Great place to stay for a few nights while viewing the lake district but I don't recommend staying without children. The hostel is located right on the lake with beach access and a beautiful dining area and bar. I would definitely stay again.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you found us to be a friendly and beautiful place to stay. Our pier is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon and, for those hardy enough to brave the chilly waters, to take a dip! More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went down with a few mates to climb mountains and go boating and all the usual lake district activites for a week to get away from city life/work. Paid £30 a night for a private room with four beds, which is good, but misleading as advertised rooms had an en suite and we had to share bathrooms with other hostel-goers.... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled for 3 nights with friends (have also stayed with family) and, after a long day we arrived and the staff were very helpful in getting us into our lake view room as quick as possible! Food at the lakeside is great value for money as is the breakfast service. Our room was very clean, quiet and the beds... More

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we're glad you enjoyed your stay and that what we offer exceeded your expectations! More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is one of the largest in the lakes, in one of the most popular areas. Therefore you don't get a sense of character for the hostel and the staff like you do in the smaller ones. But that's not a bad thing in this case. Because of the central location to Ambleside we didn't spend much time in... More

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we love the location and scenery too! More

Dalton in Furness
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over night with a group of friends, The accommodation was neat and very clean, the service was great and the staff were friendly and helpful the location is also second to none, No complaints at all, would like to thank all the staff.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your thanks! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. More

lancs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived for an over night stay at the YHA Ambleside with a group of work friends on a very sunny Saturday afternoon. Allocated our room on the first floor with magnificent views over lake Windermere . The room was very basic but clean with 3 bunk beds, 6 small lockers plus a sink . On the negative side the toilet... More

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I've flagged up the issues you raised with our Houskeeping Manager - hopefully next time you come you'll be even more dazzled by the view looking out of clean windows without the distracting bits on the rooftop! More

San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My daughter and I had a private room on the third floor that overlooked the lake. The facility and our room was clean and utilitarian as expected of a hostel.It is a pleasingly modern mix with natural wood and stone. We particularly enjoyed the view from the long deck overlooking the lake. Staff were great and helpful. We enjoyed visiting... More

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're glad to hear you had a great time! More

Cleveland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very good well run Hostel. Handy for Ambleside 15 minutes walk down the Rd the setting for this hostel is great. Thanks to all the hard working staff for helping to make a great weekend. Will be back in September.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great weekend, see you in September! More

Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The views across Lake Windermere are gorgeous and so relaxing to view from the many benches available, or from inside the bar or lounge. Great to see people enjoying themselves in the open air by the waterside (yes, we were blessed with good weather). There are some fun walks to be had within walking distance for the hikers - for... More

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Your comment about the impromptu shower from the sink/hand dryer made me laugh, hope you didn't get too wet.....I normally set the dryers off with my bum when I turn around to lock the door, it makes me jump every time! I'll have a look into getting some big mugs into the self catering kitchen so... More

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Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
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YHA Ambleside Lake District

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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Currently closed for renovations. Reopening May 2013. YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site. and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Most of the rooms look out over the lake. ... more   less 
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