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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with a group of friends and their children over a, mostly wet, bank holiday. The staff were really helpful and sorted for us all to eat together - great, cheap, nutritious food and a bar too. Facilities were fine, everything we needed. Lots to do nearby from cycling, walking, shopping in Hawkshead etc etc. Staff really hard-working... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it's much appreciated. Very pleased to hear you all had such an enjoyable weekend, I'm sorry we couldn't fix the weather for you! Thank you for your comments about the staff and the food, we take a lot of pride in our work and making sure our guests have a great time. I hope we... More 

York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over a very wet May bank holiday weekend. We chose the camping pods as we had stayed in a similar sort of thing in Scotland last year and been impressed with it. These pods however have only a small heater in them. For the money we had expected wi-fi connectivity and at least a microwave or a kettle.... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your review. I'm sorry you felt the camping pods are to far from the shower block and self-catering kitchen, obviously we are restricted by the layout of the site. Whilst the pods are basic they sleep upto 3 people which we feel represents good value for money considering the location we are in... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay here - our first youth hostel experience. We are a family of 4 - children aged 8 & 10. Originally planned to camp but weather so bad we took a family room - just as well as the camping area was pretty full despite us having booked in November though we were given... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your stay. Delighted to hear you enjoy your weekend with us, I hope we see you again! More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the pods at the weekend for one night whilst attending a mountain biking event nearby. Friendly welcome at reception and facilities were good and clean. Pods were cosy and the small heaters were a must! Only slight "moan" would be that I felt £60 was a little steep for an empty pod, for that money I... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the pods cosy, unfortunately we are still waiting for summer so the heaters definately do come in handy! We are constantly reviewing are prices and they do vary throughout the season. For best prices always check and book through our website. I hope we see... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at YHA Hawkshead with three friends and it was perfect for our walking weekend in the Lakes. The rooms were small but clean and comfortable, we had the bonus of a private shower in our room (which we didn't realise was included in the price) and the hostel as a whole was busy but not too noisy. The... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you found the rooms clean and comfortable, had a good meal and enjoyed the wonderful views. I apologies for the mix up with the check-in times, it's an unusual issue as the hostel has always had the same check in times. Whilst we do say 3pm, we have no problem with guests arriving... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Spent a week volunteering in this hostel in March 2015, helping to repaint the Games Room with bright murals to replace the dull cream/green colour scheme. Had a brilliant week there, met lots of lovely new people (other volunteers and the hostel staff too!), the food was great, the rooms big and airy and the grounds a delight to walk... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your help during the volunteering week, I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your week with us. Unfortunately Bob has moved on, but there's plenty of other types of wildlife to entertain the kids. We think the location is great as well - there's lots to do nearby - walking, cycling, sailing and site seeing. We look forward... More 

Seaham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in one if the camping pods for 2 nights. The location is beautiful and peaceful, the pods were clean and warm, and the toilet and shower facilities were an excellent standard. We did nt use the kitchen area but it also looked great. Would recommend and use again.

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, pleased to read you enjoyed staying in the pods and found the hostel clean and comfortable. I hope we see you again soon. More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an amazing place to stay and I will be travelling here again. We stayed here with family and friends and felt so comfortable as the place is so roomy! The area is great with many places to walk within walking distance. Hawkshead is a lovely little place with little shops.

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you here again before too long. More 

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