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YHA Windermere

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Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second excellent visit to this hostel. This time we stayed 2 nights and again, really enjoyed it. We noticed that there had been a number of good changes, some in the dining room area, for example, the television screen put in a more visible place. There are beautiful views from the windows. From the first, staff went... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thanks for your review. I am so pleased you had a lovely time. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More 

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

I just had the worst two nights of my life I had to take 34 students to this hostel o m g in a coach first up a road that is 6.6 wide coach8.6 wide get to bottom of the drive call manager to get advise on the situation he says we get coaches all the Time so up I... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

HI Julian, Thank you so much for taking the time to make the YHA aware of your concerns regarding your recent visit to YHA Windermere. It is a shame that you have gained such a negative view of YHA Windermere when we pride our selves on our fantastic customer service, hearty home cooked food and an iconic welcoming hostel, we... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location for the southern lakes, with grounds for kids to explore and games for them to play. Accommodation is on the basic side, but that doesn't matter when you're out and about so much. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Andy P, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review guys, glad you enjoyed the new board games we had donated to the hostel. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I (both young females) stayed here in mid-February for one night. The hostel is a little out of the township of Windermere but is easy to get to even without a car. You can take a bus to Troutbeck Bridge and walk just over a mile though it is all uphill. When we arrived, the staff were... More 

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Andy P, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we do try and make it clear on all bookings channels that the hostel is 2 miles out of town and up a hill. But glad you had a good time. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our third stay at this hostel, and like the other two times, we thouroughly enjoyed it. We had three breakfasts and one evening meal, which were tasty and good value for money. The staff here were friendly and helpful. We had a three bed room, which although basic, was clean and had a lovely view. Our only critisism... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks for your review, Ill look in to the chilly lounge, when the fires on it is often too hot. But it would make it very cosy, Ill make sure the fire is lit on cold evenings. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've just spent 2 nights here (1 adult, 3 children, aged 9, 11 and 13) and had an excellent time. The 4-bed room was clean, warm and comfortable and just what we needed after an enjoyable time plodging around the beautiful Lake District! Staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities are great. Order food at the bar to save... More 

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YHAWindermere, General Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, look forward to seeing you in the spring/summer. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel manager More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed here before and once again didn't disappoint. Views were amazing across the lakes, grounds are beautiful and some great walks from there into Windermere and Ambleside I feel this is the best way to stay in the lakes with kids being able to have the flexibility to cook your own food, make cups of tea etc. However, I must... More 

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YHAWindermere, General Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for the review guys, glad you enjoyed supper club, we love it as well. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel manager More 

Prestonian Lancashire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

just returned from a weekend at Windermere YHA to celebrate my daughters 30th birthday. Hired out the hostel for the weekend and had a brilliant time with over 50 family and friends. booking and liaising with staff before event easy and helpful. On arrival hostel organised clean tidy fire made , extra pans plates etc organised when asked. Andy manager... More 

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YHAWindermere, General Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Glad you had a great birthday. Thanks for leaving the place spotless. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More 

Alstonville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night very good value good cooking facitilties our double bed was comfort.unfortunely we had noisy niegbours who apparently drunk to much due to the reaching noise late in the night What a lad

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review guys, glad you had a good time.] Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This hostel is not cheap, however compared to the others in the area its probably the cheapest! Visited with my family back in 2011 and we had a really amazing time. Even though its a youth hostel, its suitable for families. My only complaint is the rooms were a bit too small, however the view outside makes up for it.... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review. Sorry about the small room we only have a few of these but it depends on our availability, hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More 

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