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YHA Hawkshead

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Ambleside, Hawkshead LA22 0QD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely drive in to a pretty YHa. Self - catering facilities are inadequate...huge kitchen with two tiny cookers...not enough utensils or sharp knives and old kitchen ware. Very noisy at night...no enforcement for quietness it seems. Found children's sweets under my pillow in the morning proving beds had not been changed, just remade. Gross. Manager did deal with this immediately... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the first time I have stayed in a hostel, what a lovely house but what a shame the outside lets it down I think it haven't seen a brush for years dirty paintwork cig end every were the steps going to the garden loads of stones. Inside the hallway is very dark and so was our room 9.... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place last minute just to give us a few days away. The facilities were better than we had anticipated as we'd never used YHA better. If you need somewhere simple with good views and cental this is the place.

18 reviews 18 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only reason I haven't given them 5 stars is because there was only 1 or 2 plug sockets between a room of 6 of us. This may not bother a lot of people but it was a bit of a nuisance for us. This hostel does what a hostel is supposed to do. It's basic as expected but the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night, quick check in by friendly staff then to our room a 4 bed private room. Rooms were very clean. Shower and toilets down the hall way all kept clean. Had no complaints with this place at all. Will be back next year :-)

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

just back from 3 nights camping in the grounds of Hawkshead YHA. Had a great time. There were some noisy guests, which was a shame, but can't blame the YHA for that! Like all YHAs its pretty basic, but cheap, and the staff are all really friendly.

Halifax, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We found the YHA Hawkshead to be very good indeed. We stayed in a private room in the annex. The hospitality of the staff was indeed excellent, evening meals, breakfasts, cleanliness......all just the same. Do take note to have a torch in case of using the overflow car park. To conclude it was so good that we intend to be... More

YHA_Hawkshead, Duty Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. We're always happy to see a positive response from the guests who stay with us. I agree that the food here is brilliant, since our new catering manager started here the staffs waistlines have definitely suffered a blow! It can get quite dark down at our overflow carpark and on the roads in the Lake District... 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*
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YHA Hawkshead Lake District

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YHA Hawkshead is a regency mansion set in stunning grounds overlooking tranquil Esthwaite water. We are located one mile south of Hawkshead village, known as "the prettiest village in Lakeland".We offer private and family rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. Spread across two buildings, there is a lounge, games room, drying room and self- catering kitchen. We offer evening meals and breakfast, to be enjoyed in our spacious dining rooms overlooking the garden. Picnic lunches are also available for a day in the fells. We are fully licensed and offer a range of local beers, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.We have a small shop, selling a range of gifts, souvineers, maps, guides, snacks and basic food provisions for those wishing to self- cater.Our helpful and friendly staff have a wealth of knowledge on the area and can assist you in planning your stay. ... more   less 
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