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Kendal Hostel

118 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)
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Kendal Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Close enough to the Brewery Arts Centre to make it a real focus of my visit, I also benefited from their spotlights at night. Easy to walk around in, Kendal is astonishingly friendly with all that a traveller could need, from seclusion to entertainment; scenery to bask in and a castle on a hill.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights and I really enjoyed my time here. The hostel is comfortable and homey, much like staying in your own house. Entertainment is not a problem as there are board games, a collection of DVDs and books, a television, and even a pool table where you can play pool for free, The staff here are... More 

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

For what its worth, this hostel was exactly what me and my mate needed. After a hazardous night camping near Keswick we decided that we'd sojourn a bit further south and ended up at Kendal. We knew we wanted a hostel and were surprised to stumble upon this well run establishment. It is exactly what you'd expect. In a busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to notice that reception times stop at 10 and begin again at 5, besides that, it is a cozy hostel, not far from windemere. Its easy to interact with the other travelers, the common space is very relaxed and confined. Good place if you're looking for a quiet stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've spent a couple of days for business and my experience in the hostel was good. Great location, room was fine although a bit chilly and the wifi signal was very poor (this was an inconvenient for me, due to I had to work with my laptop during evenings). Despite this, the hostess was so very kind and, as soon... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stayed in February and for £22 a night I would at least expect heating and some kind of soap and paper towels in the toilet facilities. The radiator in bedroom was barely on and when we eventually found a member of staff (whilst having to wear our down jackets) to ask if it could be sorted we were ignored. Due... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Good bits; a nice old building in a good location with friendly staff Bad bits, scruffy and a lot of clutter, could do with a good clean, many of the rooms smelt of dog or cat ( both pottering around the property) Room was warm enough but damp- maybe needs de humidifying The worst bit, we had a room on... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Warden/Manager very sociable and helpful Stayed over Christmas and there was a good atmosphere Good sized kitchen and dining area, Wood burning stove in the common room, but chilly when it wasn't lit. Had a bedroom to myself but needed the heater for warmth The corridors were icy cold. An excellent position in the centre of Kendal.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

First the positives. Hostel is in the centre of Kendal. We had not booked and there were beds. The warden was friendly. When we arrived there were a couple of guys sitting downstairs drinking (not tea). W e had been walking and were wearing muddy boots, I started to take mine off, but the warden said not to as nobody... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I stayed on 9 separate occasions during September and October. The staff are friendly and helpful, but the beds overpriced at £20 per night, much dearer than an equivalent YHA hostel. The standard of cleanliness should be improved. The hostel is untidy and run-down. If these matters were addressed, the place would be a much pleasanter place to lay one's... More 

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