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Kendal Hostel

118 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had booked the Hostel through an outdoor pursuits company for my brother's stag weekend (mid-April 2015) and I was a little concerned given the reviews around December to February 2014/15. Nevertheless, I quickly found out that those reviews were unfair based on how we were treated. We were given rooms away from the main block (a good idea given... More 

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights as a base for photographing the Kendal Calling Festival. Well priced and comfortable with free wifi in the centre of town. There is a paid car park behind the hostel that was £1.20 overnight.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kendal Hostel is spot on, a fund of serious information, friendly as the folks at home, architectually and functionally genius, efficient, organized, inventive,real and neatly composed. True to the times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm coming there already the 5th or 6th time and enjoy the time of been there, really great hosts and really clean. Feel welcome and got really good guidance. Since I come there everytime I always feel at home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really nice stay in Kendal hostel. We booked for 4 people and had a private 8 bed dorm to ourselves including private bathroom and a small kitchenette. This hostel has a lovely homely feel and the host Kristina was extremely helpful and welcoming. She was happy to help with any questions we had. Kendal is on the... More 

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

I spent one night at Kendal hostel last week whilst on a walking holiday with my teenage son. Checking in was swift and easy and we were able to have a private room, up in the attic, with ensuite shower & toilet. The facilities were great with free tea/coffee and even a free pool table. Great place to stay if... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night after arriving late from London (too late to go further into the Lakes). The hostel has nice relaxed atmosphere, very friendly host, the rooms are clean, the kitchen well equipped. The location is excellent-within the walking distance from train station and very central. To sum it up it was loads loads better than we expected.... More 

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hosteljan, Manager at Kendal Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We do always like to hear we have excelled guests expectations and that you wish to return :) Kristina More 

Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really liked this place. Our room was especially nice because it had a private bath. Was close to a theater and we were really in the mood for watching a movie as we had been travelling for a while.

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hosteljan, Manager at Kendal Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the hostel. We are very fortunate to be situated next to the Brewery Arts Centre as it offers the cinema, a bar, restaurant, theater and a cafe for our guests to enjoy. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice reception. Generally good and clean accomodation but do not appreciate cats in the premises even though they were kept out of the bedrooms. Common room area cool in the evening but that was probably due more to the unseasonly cold weather.

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hosteljan, Manager at Kendal Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about your stay at the hostel. Unfortunately the cat is not to everyone's liking but he is very easy going and tend to keep himself to himself and only in the communal areas. More 

cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is brilliant. My friends and I did the Total Warrior mud run event at Shap abbey and stayed here, the showers were good, the beds were soft and the staff were friendly and attentive. Excellent value place to sleep and recharge on an active holiday in the Lakes

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hosteljan, Manager at Kendal Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We had several people staying that weekend for the Total Warrior Mud Run and all seemed happy with the experience and the hostel. hope to see you again More 

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