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YHA Ambleside

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

myself and group of friends stopped at the hostel for my hen weekend at the beginning of August. We all had a great time. The rooms are clean and tidy as are the showers, occasionally the toilets weren't clean but that was down to messy guests from what I could gather. We ate out and were busy most of the... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it's great to see you're going to bring your family back here. I have to say you're braver than me taking a dip....I've yet to muster up the courage! More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this review from the Ambleside YHA on the last night of a three night stay. We booked the YHA hostel paying the whole balance with Tesco Clubcard vouchers so it was a great price indeed. The price of £65 per night peak season for a three bed family room would have been very reasonable too. The room... More

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

Thanks for writing such a thorough review, I dont think I could have described the hostel or the experience of staying in hostels better myself! It's great to hear that you loved it, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future :) More

Nairobi, Kenya
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family (of four) stayed in an en suite room for 6 nights and it was well furnished, clean and comfortable. Great view west overlooking the lake from the 2nd floor. The weather was decent so we ate dinner outside on several evenings. The self-catering kitchen was a bit over-loaded as the hostel was full. Several large groups left the... More

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

Good to hear the weather was kind to you, when it comes to alfresco dining I think nowhere in Ambleside can beat us! Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, and adding the trips about parking - always a very useful tip for people to know in advance. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location on Lake Windermere. Rooms were simple but comfortable. Showers and toilets were clean although slanting roof made it a bit tricky for someone as tall as me. Being able to hire kayaks from just outside was a nice touch. Breakfast buffet was great. Self catering kitchen was big and well equipped.

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

Thanks for your review, if you find yourself swinging through this way again be sure to ask us where the showers for tall people are.....honestly we have some :) More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must be one of the best locations in the Lakes on the banks of Windermere with its own private jetty. Stayed three nights in a well decorated dorm. Showers and toilets seemed to be everywhere as were, the very helpful staff. The self catering kitchen was well equipped and our pre booked three course meal for twenty of us was... More

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

Thanks for your review, I'm happy to hear everything went well with your meal. More

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last min decision to visit Lake District and this was first YHA place I've stayed and will defiantly again, the staff couldn't of been better, hostel was like a 3-4 stars hotel very clean and well presented.we brought our own kayaks and enjoyed the lake in the evening,

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

Hi Tim I'm glad you had a great stay and we look forward to welcoming you back! More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a glorious afternoon, staff were very helpful, rooms were clean and functional with great views over the lake. Staff were very eager and we enjoyed breakfast before heading off on our walk. Would come again ..... good value for money

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Thanks for the review, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. More

Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here overnight as a quick place to get to the Lakes, the location was beautiful, amenities were great and just what we needed, never stayed at YHA before but will definitely do so again. Absolutely beautiful place to stay!

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

Hi Lisa Thanks for the review! It's great to hear that you're now a YHA convert, we've got some great locations all over the country to explore. 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 Hotel Ambleside
YHA Ambleside Lake District

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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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