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YHA Windermere

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Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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  • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I camped here in August, 3 adults and 2 kids. Hostel has fabulous views. Could do with another toilet on the ground floor but other than that I can't fault it. All communal area's were clean and tidy and the drying room was a bonus when camping to keep stuff dry. Not a long drive to Bowness on Windermere if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I camped in the back, and there's a huge amount of space available to have fun. The main building is really cosy, has really good music, and has brilliant facilities. I think the only issue I could find is the cleanliness of toilets and showers - the mud next to the shower is just the fault of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Accommodation ok; meals were on the small side with limited choice; new staff were unfamiliar with electronic payment/ordering system, accusing us of not paying for all our meals (which definitely was not the case). Disturbed sleep on both nights due to very late arrivals (1.30am) and noisy campers, with no policing by staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place to stay. Good meals and friendly staff Had a family room with bunks located very close to bathroom and WC. All very clean and sell maintained Dining room has terrific views over the lake There is a well stocked bar for drinks and lots of board games and a TV in the lounge

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Arrived on Friday evening - 2 adults with a young child (under one). The girl on reception was very helpful regarding the parking of my car as the car park was full and checked us in very quickly. The cot which I had asked for was in the room on our arrival. The room (a 4 person room) was quite... More 

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

Thank you very much for you review guys, hope to see again soon. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here over an unbelievably sunny May bank holiday. Couldn't believe our luck each morning and evening, sat on the picnic benches overlooking the lake as we ate and drank. We were camping, too, which made it all the better. Being able to sleep under the stars, but still come indoors of an evening to enjoy the... More 

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

Nice review guys, thanks very much. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good points Beautiful views from the hostel over the lake and countryside. Very quiet and tranquil. Plenty of seating and kitchen facilities to make breakfast/ dinner etc. Kitchen is a tad small so was quite overcrowded - especially around dinner time. Free wifi. Great walks from the hostel. Free car parking. Bad points We stayed in a quad room and... More 

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

Thanks guys for your great review, hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel manager More 

Wirral
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A relaxing stay after completing the Dales Way. Rooms nice and large and food as always with YHA was very good. The only problem is that it was a long walk (3 extra miles seemed a lot at the end of the Dales Way) from the lake at Bowness and finished with a steep uphill. However, it does warn of... More 

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

Thanks for you review guys, glad you had a great stay. Sorry about the 2 miles but like you say, we do warn you on the website. Views more than make up for it though. But you had walk a long way, well done. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What can I add to the accolades registered by other reviewers? This hostel is a real gem. It's clean, the staff are fab, the beds are actually pretty comfortable - especially after long walks, lots of fresh air and a couple of the very nice beers they sell ! We loved our stay at YHA Windermere ! We had room... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for the brilliant review guys room 13 is always available just need to request it as this is normally the female dorm. Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fantastic view from the dining room clean and tidy would recommend to all. Thanks for the visit. Facilities really good. Staff friendly and helpful and a great pub just 1and half mile down the road. The mortal man.

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Thanks guys for the great review, hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge More 

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