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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 of 5 stars
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Hostel in a fantastic location. Our rooms were very clean and well presented, our room overlooked the lake and mountains, the view was stunning. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very reasonably priced and delicious. Great bar and restaurant. About 15 minute walk into Ambleside on a good path. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing stay at the hostel. Really helpful, happy staff that made our trip very easy. Amazing view across the lake and only a stroll along to the main village. Clean, functional room. And a decent bar for a pint after hiking. Really recommend this hostel if you're heading up to the Lakes.

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

Thanks Hannah, it's lovely to hear. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic hostel immediately beside the north end of Lake Windermere. In fact, it's so well presented and serviced that you'd forget it's a hostel! The rooms are very clean and the bathrooms are too. The kitchen is large enough for many people to cook (we were there when it was very busy for New Year but still had space... More

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

Thanks Jonathan! We've got a great night lined up for this New Years Eve should you feel like making New Years in Ambleside a tradition! :) More

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to YHA Ambleside for years (since 1980 !) and our family was looking forward to staying in the newly refurbished hostel. Can't really see what they've done bedrooms wise, but most of the refurb looks to have been to the restaurant area and what was the small mini bar. The former restaurant now resembles a Wetherspoons, serving typical... 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. I'm sorry that our specials were not available on the night that you ate in our restaurant. I have made a note of all of your comments about our standard menu and have fed these back to the YHA Food and Beverage team, who design our food offer, so that... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the advice of staff from the Waterhead Coffee House 50 yards away. It was clean, pleasant and had a reasonable range of proper beers. Food available in the day and looks reasonable in terms of choice and value. Will definitely visit again and maybe even stay. Prices for rooms look good value for money and there appears to... More

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

Thanks for the review, come and stay next time! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in half term with our 2 kids aged 11. We had a basic room with 2 bunk beds. The location was perfect, beautiful views over the lake, the hostel was clean and well managed and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The kids loved it and we will be definitely be going back.

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

It's lovely to hear you had a great time, we hope to see you again soon! More

Lancashire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

November Sunday night, end of season. Not my first choice of digs, but handy for early train. Dismayed to find comfy lounge converted to a second dining room. Carpet in dorm hadn't been hoovered. One toilet too cramped to get into (and I'm only small). Main gripe is intrusive piped music downstairs. I emailed the manager who kindly addressed my... More

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

Thanks you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that the carpet in the room hadn't been hoovered, this will have been brought to the attention of the Housekeeping Manager following your email to the Manager but I will also reitterate to the team the importance of double checking each room prior to check-in. More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

YHA Ambleside is another great youth hostel. Wouldn't be able to visit the Lake District half as much if this affordable accommodation wasn't available. Large hostel with restaurant (good food), amazing view and other usual YHA facilities (drying room/well stocked self catering kitchen and eating area). Rooms and beds were clean and recently updated. Liked having own plug near each... More

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

Thanks for your review; the lake view really is something special :) More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant stay in room 305. The beds were clean and comfortable with a superb view of the lake. Breakfast exceeded expectations. The staff were lovely and friendly. It was great for families with young children. Parking can be difficult. Otherwise a perfect stay, we will be back.

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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 hear you plan to return :) More

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visit this jewel in the YHA crown four to five times each year and have now been doing this for a number of years. During this time, we have experienced bad storms, flooding and power failures plus most recently some major renovations. We have always found friendly, helpful staff and good food however and must compliment recent changes which... More

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

Thanks for sticking with us through the rough, it's great you are now enjoying our makover! 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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