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YHA Hawkshead

3.0 of 5 Ambleside, Hawkshead 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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Anglesey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely staff, very good food, a warm and welcome feel, good kitchen, we had a good time. Premises are a bit old and stuffy and rooms maybe a bit moist and could do with airing, but what can you do, it's an old building. Lovely grounds, and the campsite looked very nice, too.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm glad that you had a good time at YHA Hawkshead and we hope to see you here again sometime. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've stayed in many youth hostels so knew what to expect. This YH is in a beautiful setting but maybe not very convenient if you don't have a car. The main house is impressive and charming and the facilities are fairly good. There is free Wifi available in certain areas of the Hostel. Our private room was in the courtyard... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you were affected by noise overnight while you were here but I hope it didn't impact on your stay too much. Thanks for pointing about about the lack of hooks, I will look into it. We hope to see you here again sometime and are glad you often use youth hostels. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Amazing place, nice large garden in front of the house. Great and helpful staff, nice historical building, great food, cheap, clean rooms. Ideal stay when you're visiting Lake District. Highly recommend to my friends.

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Thanks for your review, I'm really pleased you had a great time with us. We hope to see you here again before too long. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed in one of the pods at this YHA Hostel; basically a well insulated hut with power and nothing else, which is just what we expected. A great substitute for a tent, with all the necessary facilities available within about 100m: clean toilets, great showers, communal kitchen and drying room. They also do cooked breakfasts and dinners if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Lovely staff,really family friendly.we're a family of 5 with 2 hard work toddlers.we were made to feel right at home,even tho we were in a pod we were made to feel at home in the big house!kids loved the games room,tv and, pool table.basic,cheap but everything a camping family needs and a bit more!will definitely go back.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

YHA HAWKSHEAD is comfortably placed at lake Estwaite. And the small village shows the inspiration Poet William wordsworth took from. Great place to stay. We were a family of 4 adults, so we booked a room with 4 beds(bunks). Self catering kitchen was the highlight. staff were polite. services were good. winderemere is only about 20 kins drive from here.... More 

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Friendly, helpful staff as always. We stayed in a camping pod and ate in the dining room. I don't know anywhere else you could accommodate a family of 4 for £60 a night and feed them for £15. Good quality food and good choices.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was my first experience of staying in a camping pod, and I can't wait to try it again. The perfect middle ground between camping in a tent and sleeping in a hotel room. The pod we had was large, clean, well equipped (ie solid walls, plug sockets and a heater - what more could you need?) and we loved... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This hostel consists of several buildings around an old mansion in a pretty park. The area is outstandingly beautiful and quiet, with narrow lanes, hills and a lake. The house has its own off-road car park. The bunkrooms are basic but spacious with nice big windows and a beautiful view over the lake. There are not very many sockets. The... More 

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LOndon
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16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We had booked to camp at Hawkshead YHA but ended up staying in a private room due to issues with our tent. I must say that the picture on the YHA website of their camping is misleading. It looks as though you will camp next to the water. In reality the campsite is well away from the waters edge, which... More 

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Address: Ambleside, Hawkshead LA22 0QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Hawkshead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Hawkshead 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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