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Kendal Hostel

118 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed here on a friday and saturday night as we were working in the area. Friday night was very noisy - people seemed to be running around the hostel all night slamming doors until 4am. Saturday night was quieter. Showers were warm but no power - more like a sprinkle from the wall. Owner was friendly - place just needs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this hostel online before our trip because we assumed places would fill up fast. Kendal Hostel was the only place we could afford on our budget that came up online. We usually stay in hostels, so we don't mind basic! However, when we got there, there were no parking facilities - which we didn't expect!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The hostel is very run down & a bit dirty, Is not like a yha at all, rooms are extremely cold and damp, kitchen & toilets not very clean but staff is nice and if you ask they'll give whatever you need to keep you warm, they bought heating devices especially for us, bring jumpers, blankets and extra duvets so... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I read the reviews on here before I stayed at this hostel so I was expecting the worst but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I had a room to myself with bunkbeds, a chair and a sink. the toilet was just down the corridor, not far and the shower was fine - plenty hot water.... More 

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