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YHA Coniston Holly How

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of 6 walkers booked a private room and stayed 2 nights. We have never stayed in a quieter hostel in terms of noise - it was bliss. Even with a family staying next door. We found the hostel very clean with comfy beds and extremely friendly staff. We stayed in an 8 man room on the second floor... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the beds were comfortable and the place was clean I was disappointed that 2 cold water taps in the bathrooms on our level were not working and in the one that was there was no plug for the sink, I mentioned this to the manager on our arrival who said that he hoped to get them fixed sooner or... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights in the hostel. We found clean well maintained facilities.( unlike the review). Good restaurant, we bought breakfasts which were excellent. Members kitchen perhaps not as well kitted out as other YHA' s we have stayed in. Bar available in the evenings. No complimentary tea/coffee here as charge £1.50 a pot. ( so bring your teabags). However a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly confused by the review below mine! I have just spent a wonderful two days at this splendid hostel, beautifully clean, the friendliest staff, delicious food (freshly cooked) and chocolate flapjacks at reception too! There are obviously some areas which could do with a refurb but I understand these are in the pipeline. Coniston is a stones throw away, there... More

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Caistor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems to me the management might have changed. The showers are heavily ladened with mildew and some drains are blocked, Smelly. Kitchen is grubby and needs refurbishment. One large Fridge is broken, other full, no tea spoons. Carpets are also dirty and smell in public areas. Previously was talk of home made cakes but no longer the case. Staff distant... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After getting totally lost on a mammoth walk and descending the mountain behind Holly How via a perilous and completely incorrect route, we arrived here sweaty and extremely relieved to find this little gem! We were welcomed by the friendly staff who were very sympathetic... The room was great, with a sink, comfy bed and even a wardrobe (luxury for... More

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is bit away from main city, but near to nature. Can avail the tent facility. However we used the hostel rooms as didnt plan for tent camping. Very good accommodation option considering the price band. Clean and neat hostel. Food quality was also good.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is massive YHA in the coniston. You can also get an option for tent and barbecue. The management is very friendly and supportive. Just self service kitchen is having all old and very less utensils. Apart front his everything else is grate. Very big dinning place and massive reading place. I recommend this YHA and other benefits is this... More

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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - yes you can book camping online this year through the YHA website. Most campers take our meals - the reviews here show they are popular. Our self catering kitchen is quite basic, but why not treat yourself and eat with us next time! We are looking forward to the summer sun when you can sit... More

Glasgow, Scotland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night when walking the Cumbria Way. We stayed in beds in separate single sex dorm rooms. The room I was staying in had 8 beds but which were well spread out and all beds had individual lamps. The beds were comfy and the heat in the room good. I slept well (unusually... More

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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The wifi has been a long time coming so we are really thrilled to have it at all! The reason coverage is limited is the thickness of walls in this wonderful 150 year old building. Next time you stay - why not try our meals - it is... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great hostel, great location - I hope they don't sell it off like they have with so many other great hostels. Bit of a walk to the pub - ok on the bike, but bumpy track - handy for a walk up Coniston Old Man.

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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - great that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am not aware of any plans to sell the site - we are just too successful for that! More

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Address: Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
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Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Coniston Holly How 3*
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A 150 year-old Lakeland slate country house, part of the YHA Youth Hostel network. The Coniston mountain range is on the doorstep and Coniston Water is just minutes away on foot. A the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our comfortable lounge before a hearty meal in the bar / restaurant. Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird is coming home to Coniston in 2012 and the valley is also being used for the filming of Swallows and Amazons children's book. ... more   less 
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