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YHA Coniston Holly How

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Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's what you need from a hostel. I was there when it was very quiet (only 5 guests at the hostel that night) so I had a lovely peaceful time. I may not enjoyed my time as much had the hostel been much busier but my experience early this month was very positive. The hostel building isn't amazing but my... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Holly How hostel last week with 58 ten year olds as part of a school residential trip. We were greeted with a really warm welcome by Glenn, the hostel manager, who filled us in on all aspects of Holly How's operation - facilities, meals and other services. All members of staff were so kind and great with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices were hiked for the Bank Holiday weekend to £25 per night ( inclusive of VAT). I wouldn't have minded paying the price if I had got value accommodation for that - 8 bedded dorm is definitely not it, without breakfast ! Breakfast can be bought for £6- vegetarian option available. It's ok. Dinners are offered at a price ,... More 

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Cambridge UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a great weekend in this YHA property. The web site gives all the practical details about the place but you also need to know that Glen and the team are very welcoming, helpful and make the stay a pleasure. Also if you are looking for to eat and drink out then I highly recommend the Black Bull Hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got home from a lovely 3 night camp at Holly How.. Great location for the old man of Coniston & the Coniston Water & just 5 minutes walk from the village. The staff were really lovely & good facilities, nice lounge etc. Made use of the self catering kitchen whilst I was there. Definitely recommend a stay if you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited with our 2 year old and had a great time. Super friendly staff, who couldn't do enough to be helpful. Facilities completely adequate and the hostel is clean and tidy. We were made to feel very welcome from the off and felt the atmosphere was very family friendly. We will definitely visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just back from a 2 day stay with a family of four (2 girls under 6). Fantastic value for money and great place to explore The Lakes. We used this as a base to get the girls into walking as well as boat trip on nearby Windermere. We used the self catering facilities for breakfast but dined in at night... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited Holly How many times since I first went on a school trip in 1995.The place hasn't lost its charm one bit.Fantastic building in a decent location.Staff were as friendly as ever and everything you need inc a games room and bar is on site.My favourite YHA of all

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Eaglescliffe
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135 reviews 135 reviews
39 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great hostel, warm and comfortable and the warden was very friendly. Kitchen and drying room were fine and the dorms OK. I was wondering why people who can afford one or two year old BMW or Audi's stay at Hostels and smuggle wine in so they don't pay the hostel charge - which is below pub price. A good walk... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

very friendly and accommodating staff - Glen, Mark, Mandy. I did not want to leave. Extended my stay by 2 nights. Great kitchen to cook in and chat with other inspiring walkers. Comfortable dining room area. I found a great shower and had the dorm to myself for one night which was a bonus.Great location, don't need the car, can... More 

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