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YHA Ambleside

Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the Lake District and our first stay in a youth hostel. Our first impression on arrival was how stunning the location is, right on the lakeside. We had a four bed room (two bunks), the room and bedding was very clean and the beds were comfortable, there is a sink, mirror with light and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at this hostel on many occasions over the years. It's location, right on the lake, gives it stunning views west across to the far fells - so getting a front facing room is highly recommended. For this visit we stayed in a relatively spacious four bed ensuite room on the 2nd floor, and it's great to be able... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Got a great deal on a family room. Stayed 3 nights in feb half term. Right by the lake which you can look out on from the bar and also possibly from your bunk if your room is at the front as ours was. This time we didn't have an en suite and the loos were not always in great... More

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London England
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54 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The location of the YHA Ambleside simply cannot be beaten as it's right on the shores of Lake Windermere. The hostel is clean, comfortable and well equipped and features it's own restaurant which serves reasonable priced meals and drinks until late. It's only a short walk to get into town as well so it's very handy to get around. All... More

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Panchkula, India
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hostel is just like any other YHA hotel. Clean, cheap and reliable. The best thing about this particular hostel is its location. It is right on the shore of lake Windermere. The dock is absolutely stunning from dawn to dusk. To enjoy the beauty of the lake, one does even need to leave the hostel. Of course it is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I went their with hiking group, we have booked 1 -dormitory for men and 1 - dormitory for female. Room size was small .. no place to move, but overall it was decent and value for money. View out of the YHA hostel was amazing. would recommended, people even with family. Food quality in YHA hostel was not great but... More

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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

arrived home to south wales after spending new year at yha ambleside ,just one word ,fab,great place ,recommend it to anyone,but most of all the staff,they were great very helpful,and thanks to them my grandaughter had a fab birthday,on new years morn.thanks again the godsmarks,we shall be back in the near future.

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Bath, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Watching dawn break over Lake Windermere from your bedroom is unbelievable. This hostel is on the waterfront of Lake Windermere - you couldn't have a better location! The accommodation is typical YHA hostel accommodation. I was in a twin room - bunk beds, wash basin and cupboard to store things. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The communal... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The thought of staying in a youth hostel wasn't my idea of fun but this place has really changed my mind. It was clean and modern. Plenty of toilets and showers which were wonderfully hot (the showers not the toilets!). The bar was a fabulous surprise and if we hadn't booked elsewhere, I would have been happy to stay there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend in December 2013. We had a great value, en-suite room with lake views, really friendly staff, good kitchen for self-catering and a good breakfast too! Has all the things you need from a good youth hostel - drying room, communal space, TV room, space to relax, etc, plus its own bar and restaurant. Rooms were... More

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Also Known As:
Yha Ambleside Hotel Ambleside
Yha Ambleside Hotel
YHA Ambleside Lake District
Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty lodging in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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