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YHA Ambleside

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from a weekend stay at the hostel. Came as part of a group and others had been here before, but was first time for me. Very impressed. Showers, toilets, communal areas all clean. Stayed in a room of 6 with incredible scenery across Windermere. Waking up to that view in the morning was lovely, so peaceful. Breakfasts were... More

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colchester
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An old favourite yha. Great location, good value. I don't like the loss of the lounge for a restaurant. I get the financial logic, but the pub area with food surely could suffice. Apart from breakfast this leaves no where indoors to "chill" in comfortable seats. I also don't understand why no books or magazines to read. Langdale a far... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got a private room for 5 of us. Good value for money. Room was clean as we're the separate toilets and showers. Parking was difficult. Because it was free I believe even when people have checked out they may leave their cats for the day. We were early before check in and had to wait a long time for... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views across Windermere are fabulous. Enjoy a tasty good value meal in the well appointed bar. Sample the real ales and marvel at the lakeside setting. Simply lovely. Friendly welcome and good standard of rooms. Decent breakfasts to set you up for a day on the glorious fells. Many great routes right from the hostel doorstep! Pleasant 15 minute... More

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Sheffield
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free Ample parking available onsite. The best part of the YHA is the location by the lakeside. We were fortunate to have a room overlooking the lake! Breakfast available for £5 which looked very busy. The bar/evening restaurant is a bonus. The common areas are very clean and very well maintained. The rooms very clean, well maintained and the beds... More

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

Thanks for the compliments, it's always nice if we hear we've exceeded expectations! We love our location too :) More

Bournemouth
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has o be one of the best hostels in one of the best locations. It has expansive views across Lake Windermere to the Langdale peaks. It has been refurbished to a high standard within the confines of a traditional lakeland grand terraced property. Although we travelled as a couple, we rented an ensuite which had a double bed and... More

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

Thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much; the views really are rather special aren't they! More

northern ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though this is a youth hostel, its views alone sell it to you. This hostel is fully kitted out with everything you need, selfcatering kitchen if you wish, bar restaurant should you not want to cook for yourself and just indulge. Beautiful porch where you can watch the world go by, lots of activities can be organised for you,... More

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

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it :) More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is right by Lake Windermere, so the surroundings are absolutely beautiful, and it is only a short walk into Ambleside. We had an en suite family room with a lake view, the room was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful, it has been recently renovated and the reception and bar/restaurant are certainly more like... More

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

Hi Victoria Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, it's nice to hear you had a good stay even though the set up of the building wasn't quite to your taste; I certainly know what you mean about dreaming of a comfy sofa after a hard days hike! I do agree that our quiet areas are... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room had a large window overlooking the lake and mountains beyond, it was amazing. The room was basic & clean, and the ensuite shower was great. However, would probably have felt a bit cramped if all the beds were occupied (we have 2 young kids and were in a 5-bedded room). The hostel had a nice atmosphere overall. The... More

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

Thanks for the review, it's great to hear you plan to return :) Following on from your comments I've asked the housekeepers to put a larger stock of teatowels into the selfcatering kitchen, and to check and remove used ones more frequently. Unfortunately there isnt too much we can do about the amount of light in the room but we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I originally booked into the Ambleside YHA for 2 nights during a lake district break but ended up staying for 5. The rooms were modern and clean as was the entire interior of the spacious building. From the dining rooms, the comfy TV area and the awesome bar. The toilets are plentiful as are the hot (fully working!) showers. The... More

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

Thanks for the lovely review! 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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