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YHA Ambleside

4.0 of 5 Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here in January after some training and was astonished at the quality. I'm a fan of the YHA but Ambleside is an exemplar location. Staff were fantastic and the refurbishment made it seem far too flash for a Youth Hostel. I'll stay here again.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked here on the off chance through bookings.com and got a room for 6 for less than £100. Haven't stayed in Youth Hostel for years so didn't know what to expect. Things have changed if this place is anything to go off. Nice friendly reception and welcome. arrived a little only so had a drink in the bar. Prices in... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I hope we've managed to tempt you away from bunk houses and into Youth Hostels in the future; we've got a huge variety of different buildings of all shapes and sizes in lots of lovely places! More 

Jupiter High Street
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only grumble was the food was quite pricey. Had the breakfast which wasn't too bad value, rooms, toilets and showers all excellent, unfortunately didn't get a room with a lake view but you can't have everything. Staff all excellent. Free wifi a bonus. Will renew my yha membership on the back of this stay.

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

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you plan to renew your membership based on your stay. More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my stay here, youth hostel is rally nice and well maintained, with great self catering and catering facilities. Positioned in a beautiful spot on the edge of the lake just outside Ambleside. Only negative is the rooms. We booked a double and got put in a room with 5 beds, which was fine but it was right by... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review for us :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holidaying at Lake District, one needs a place to sleep out the nights rather than luxury. This is an ideal location at Ambleside facing the Lake Windermere (breath-taking views). We stayed in a room for 8 (5 person family) with en-suite bathroom/toilet. The room was clean and service was good. Ideally located for travel across the Lake District and nearby... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review for us. I agree about the breath taking views, I think most of the photos I post on our facebook page are looking out from the front door - whatever the season it's always a pretty picture! More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lakeside hostel, just a short walk from Ambleside centre The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. My only criticism is that almost the entire hostel was booked out for a 50th birthday, which dominated the hostel and made it difficult to have a quiet drink at the bar and the partygoers were very loud going to their rooms late... 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 for us, I'm glad that you liked the hostel and the staff. We'll take on board your recommendation of informing people at check in if there are any special events happening to hopefully ensure a smooth say for all. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second New Year here at Ambleside Youth Hostel - and another great stay. A couple of us had intended to take an early New Year morning dip in Windermere, from right opposite the hostel. We luckily met up with a hardy group of wild swimmers - two had swum Windermere and one the Channel. Well, I felt a bit... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Even in a wetsuit you're braver than me, I was quite happy to have the excuse of working to prevent me taking a dip! Hopefully we'll book the right weather next year so that the fireworks can go off with more of a bang than a damp fizz! More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I assume if you are reading this you know what to expect from a Youth Hostel, so I am writing on that basis. If not, be aware, not all rooms are en suite and there are bunk beds. It is well over twenty years since I last visited this hostel and there has been a massive upgrade done since then.... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We love the views too, it's super pretty today with all of the hills covered in snow. I've got to say, if the rooms did have log fires in I think I'd never leave! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, quick and trouble free check - in process. Dormitory room as expected, clean and tidy and warm. Food was good quality and not overpriced. Breakfast was the usual YHA fare, have had better from YHA before though, looks like this was cooked en - mass and then kept hot for too long as the sausage and hash brows... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm sorry that you found our breakfast a bit lacking, I've taken your coments about it to the chef and I hope that next time you visit you will find an improvement. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful Lake view Youth Hostel. The staff were extremely helpful. Blue gave 3 year old Elijah food & showed him how to feed the swans.(who are very tame, appearing at meal times!) Paul great with the vegetarian breakfast, and Phil on reception was extremely helpful with our room allocation.. We had the most... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review for us, it sounds like your family had a great time! Next time you come if you need any bread to feed the swans be sure to see us as we always keep the breakfast leftovers for the swans :) 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*
Number of rooms: 51
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