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YHA Ambleside

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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed here before we returned for a weekend walking. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. The rooms and showers are not to be faulted. HOWEVER having an early start for a walk up Scarfell Pike the next day was mared by very little sleep. There was a group of teenage boys which were supervised by adults poorly. The... More 

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Dukinfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the service at this YHA was second to none :) all the staff we had any dealings with were extremely friendly and you felt that nothing was too much trouble. they were friendly, chatty and helpful. The bedroooms were extremely clean and comfortable and ALL the rooms we used/saw were spotless. The breakfast was fantastic value for money and the... More 

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

What you've written is so lovely, thank you Debbie :) More 

London, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the location of this hostel. Stunning views. The beds are uncomfortable, I was travelling with a large group and no one was able to get a good nights sleep. Still worth it for a short stay. The toilet and shower are impressively clean. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast is delicious! They also have gluten free and... More 

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

Thanks for giving a shout out to our friendly staff and delicious breakfasts! More 

Strachur, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was amazing beautiful location, clean rooms and great facilities! Had trouble sleeping though, there were children (tour groups) walking around late at night,slamming doors, you can hear most noices from the hallways and all surrounding rooms. Great place during the day, a little less nice when your trying to sleep.

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad you like the facilities. Sorry you were disturbed by the noise of the young groups, to help to minimise any disruption we do try to separate where we accommodate the groups from the family and individual bookings, although this isnt always possible. We do have staff on site 24 hours a day though and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing to note is that this is a Hostel, not a hotel. Bearing this in mind, it is a great place. Clean and tidy as expected from this recently re-furbished hostel. The location coulld not be better, with the restaurant and bar overlooking lake Windemere so you can enjoy excellent views whilst having the decent quality food. They even... More 

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

Thanks for your review, it made our day that you think we're one of the best Hostels :) More 

Chorley, Lancashire
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219 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in a number of youth hostels but my friend was a first timer. She was pleasantly surprised and said that she'd happily stay in another based on our visit. The room was small with an amazing view and had space for storing things with a small hanging area (the bottom cupboard would be more useful if it had... More 

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

Thanks for your review Robyn, it's great to hear that both yourself, as a hosteler, and your friend, as a first timer, enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on having really friendly staff and so I am disappointed to read that one of our reception staff was 'snappy'; I am going to feed your comments back to her. We have... More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a recent charity trek with work. I was more than a little apprehensive, having never stayed in a Youth Hostel. However I was pleasantly surprised. The building is fantastic, with superb views across the top end of Windermere. The bar and restaurant area are on a par with that of any hotel. The rooms are naturally basic.... More 

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

Thanks for your review, it's great that we managed to surprise you! Now you've seen what we are about I definitely recommend checking out some of the other Hostels in our network - from the tiny cottage that's only accessible on foot, to stately homes, to snoozeboxes and even a castle; there's so much to explore! More 

Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are unhelpful and the place is dirty. Been here 4 nights so far and room hasn't been vacuumed once. Garbage overflows and every couple days they remember to change it. Also, had all my good clothes ruined with using their washers. Choosing a delicate wash cycle washed everything in hot water! All my good merino wool is shrunk and... More 

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

Dear 360solotraveller During the time of your visit we had two primary school groups staying at the Youth Hostel, while we appreciate that as they came to breakfast and dinner it could be a little noisy they were not on site during the day times as they were out enjoying various outdoor pursuits; the children in these groups were supervised... More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first rate location for this hostel, right on Windermere and a lovely terrace to sit and enjoy the sunset from. Room was cramped but made the most of the view which was lovely. Good cooking facilities and a well stocked bar too. Very busy with lots of coming and going but staff were friendly and helpful so overall an... More 

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

Thanks for your review nikandzoe, we've got our fingers crossed that the weather's finally breaking and we'll get to see lots more sunsets! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to stay in YHA Ambleside because the view of lake was really good. There were nice staff and nice facilities. Room of 4 is just right for our friend group! Only one thing is bad, our bottle of milk disappeared in the fridge.

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

We're glad you loved your stay, sorry to hear about your milk going missing. More 

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