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YHA Ambleside

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Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of all the action, right on the lake side. We had a private room next to showers and toilets. This place is HUGE. plenty of space, big drying room, kitchen and dining. Bar and restaurant on site (they make great home made cakes) Friendly staff. If you are loking to travel alone this is more your place,... More 

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

That's so nice that you made a new friend while you were here! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and it's great to see that you plan to return. More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic stay. Rooms are kept extremely clean, own sink always. The hostel is on the Lake, with fantastic views across the Lake which change every hour & minute of the day. The swans & birds regularly come up for food, making it a delightful experience with small children & anyway if you love wild life. There's a lovely walk... More 

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Thank Jeannemarie86
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, I've shared it with the staff; Wendy was really chuffed to have had a special mention :) More 

South Yorkshire (U.k0
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49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Y.H.A - Ambleside. - Its about a 10/15 minutes walk into Ambleside, but so close to the lake. (just returned, its Jan. 2016) Easy and free parking on site. My room-( booked a double, just under £25-00p bed and breakfast) It was so cheap. I had a smallish room, durable bunk beds. Small locker. Hot and cold water/sink.Room heated... More 

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

Thanks for your review, it gives a great description of what our facilities are. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just come back from a short break here. Great place to stay, good value for money with clean pleasant rooms and surroundings.... And the view from the front .... To die for. Would recommend to anyone.

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

Thanks for your review Martin, it's great to see you'd recommend us. Last week when the snow finally appeared on the mountains and the sun came out it really was stunning; there's no view better than the one from the front of our Hostel.....although we admit that we may be a little biased! More 

Solihull (near birmingham) England
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is mint, rooms not quite as good as other YHA sites but location is 2nd to none and bar area is brilliant too. Ideal for local attractions and a great Base to explore from too. Scarfell about 1 hour away, Hellvalyn about 30 mins. 10 min walk into town centre. Love the place....

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Thank stunnertier1
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks, we're glad you love it :) More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My Partner and i visited on a short break just before Christmas to do some walking and were pleasantly surprised at the condition this place warm in, The room and most of the property seems to have been recently refurbished and everything was clean and tidy. The reception staff were always on hand and friendly and had a great selection... More 

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

Thanks for your review, it's great to see that you would recommend us :) More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It was ok for a cheap bed for the night - the building looks ok but on closer inspection very tired and in need of a coat of paint! Food again ok - cheap enough etc - drinks reasonably priced and location good - however I was a bit disappointed in the staff - all seemed a bit under pressure... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We agree that there are areas of the hostel that are in need of some TLC, we've scheduled some painting in over the next couple of months and have a small army of volunteers coming in to help us; hopefully next time you stay you will notice a difference. We are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We enjoyed ourselves very much despite the floods in the area and had a great view from our room though it was a bit draughty due to a faulty window fastening, Otherwise a good room! This hostel has good facilities compared with many others and a lovely location.

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the view! More 

Manchester
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511 reviews
122 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I visited the week after the terrible floods and the hostel itself seems to have survived intact although the carpark and grounds had obviously suffered. In terms of facilities and overall impression this is still a great hostel and yet it still feels a bit tired in spite of the refurb. I got a deal where a single room cost... More 

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

Thanks for your review, we're happy to report that we've managed to clear up the grounds from the flood mess now. We agree that two years on from the refurb some areas of the hostel are in need of some TLC, we have planned this in to our schedule over the next couple of months and have a small army... More 

Beccles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our clean bedroom and facilities surrounding. A good number of showers and toilets, never needed to queue. Very professionally run hostel, with a lovely bar/restaurant downstairs. Good breakfast if In a rush, but quality/price would be better in the town if you have time. Also a great secure hut to keep our bikes in. I would recommend.

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

Thanks for the review we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We do think you'd be hard pushed to beat our breakfast on price though as we aren't aware of any where in Ambleside where for £5.25 you can get a cooked breakfast served along with all of our unlimited extras of tea/coffee and fruit juices, toast, cereal, fruit and yogurt. More 

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