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YHA Hawkshead

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Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hull, UK
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here 3 nights Friday to Monday and had a great time. The hostel is set in beautiful grounds, has great facilities for self catering but also has cooked breakfasts and other food if necessary. I stayed in an 8 bed dormitory which was half full the first night, full the second night but had the place to myself... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for great review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities suitable for your needs. As you mention we are close to some really good low level walks, the village of Hawkshead and Beatrix potters house. We alos have grizedale forest directly behind us with loads of... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am literally speechless about what I can say about this place, it really was amazing. By far, this is my favourite place I have ever been to! The food was beautiful and amazing, the staff were amazing and they helped us a lot during our stay! I really don't know what to say about this place, it was unbelievable... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having your school stay.I'm very pleased that you found your stay here so enjoyable. I hope we see you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is perfect for access to the lakes and staff really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend for a good bed for a night after a long day. Easily walkable into hawkshead which has good gastro pubs for dinner or drinks, and only short drive to Ambleside.

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed the location and you found the hostel comfortable and friendly. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just returned from a 3 night cycling trip staying in the new Arctic cabin @ Hawkshead. Very impressed with the quality and comfort of the cabin - just right for our needs. Comfy beds with bedding provided, electric supply ( bring a trailing cable as only 1 socket) and heating if needed. very short walk from the toilet and kitchen... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the cabin, facalities and location. I hope we see you again soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stayed with a group of 15 colleagues in advance of a volunteering day with Fix the Fells. Warm welcome, great service, excellent food and plenty of it. Clean, tidy, great location and beautiful gardens. Perfect location from which to explore Coniston and/or Hawkshead. Thx for a great stay!

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having your group stay with us, it's great to hear you enjoyed the trip, I hope the 'fixing the fell' day went well and no one was suffering to much! We'd be be delighted to see you again in the future. More 

Wigan
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Really enjoyed our clamping experience ! Could not fault any of the facilities, showers and toilets were very clean, as was the pod itself. Staff could not do enough to help you and nothing was too much trouble. This was our 1st YHA experience , but won't be our last. Beautiful place to visit.

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

We're very pleased to hear your first YHA experience has been a good one! I'm glad the facilities suited your needs and were clean. The YHA is well known for excellent customer service so you can expect the same next time you stay in a YHA. I hope we see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Really great place to stay as a family, we had a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old with us and there were loads of other young kids to play with. The location is fantastic with great views and loads of outside space for the kids. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Only downsides were no double... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Hawkshead is a great hostel for families, the grounds are very large with wooded areas and big lawns for kids to play, I'm glad they enjoyed themselves! We do have rooms with double beds and a couple of en-suite rooms, if you would like one of them in future just let us know and we... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

YHA Hawkshead is in a great location - especially for cycling and walking which we managed both. We were camping (tent) and as we were the only ones there we had plenty of space to pitch. Access to self-catering facilities and lounge is excellent and allows a helpful back-up if the weather isn't great. The new showers/loos are very good,... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments. We are aware that there can be some drainage issues in spots of the campsite, we have just had a new area landscaped which will be solely for campers and drainage has been taken into account. With regards to local shops there is the deli in the village, there is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent value for money on the whole. Extremely helpful staff, good food ,nice clean rooms. Only slight niggle I had was £2.75 for a small bottle of Carlsberg was a bit pricey. In comparison to the rest of the cost of the stay, room,food etc, it seemed a bit out of proportion.

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having your group here. Im very pleased to hear that the staff, food and accomodation was to your liking. I hope we see you here again soon. More 

Malpas, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The staff where absolutely great! helpful and really chilled out. Perfect for families lots of flexibility around the accommodation and the more adventurous can either camp or pod! We stayed here with 3 other families, 17 people in total; ages ranging from 6 to 50 ish! and everyone of us smiled and laughed and chilled. Food was lovely, 3 course... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, pleased that you found the staff friendly and helpful and the food good value and tasty. Like you say we are in a very pretty location with lots of activities near by. Thanks for staying and I hope we see you again soon. More 

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