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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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united kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wirral
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

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

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great location, peaceful and quiet. Comfy large room for 4 Stunning views from the conservatory/dining room Food at the supper club was basic but adequate Very friendly staff The breakfast was pretty good Lovely croissants and pain au chocolat

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

HI Guys, Thanks for your review, glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More 

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hi - please accept our thanks for your hospitality last weekend. Despite a busy hostel, I thought all the staff were really friendly and cheery and kept the hostel working superbly efficiently. All v clean resulting in an enjoyable weekend. Well done.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Hi Laurence, Thanks for your great review. It was a busy weekend but it was great having you guys here, we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had a great 3 nights here with YHA exclusive use. Staff were welcoming and friendly and keen to ensure we were well briefed in the facilities and guest safety features of the hostel. Rooms were clean and beds made up, which was a pleasant surprise, communal seating areas well equipped and there was lots of local info available. The self... More 

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review guys, Ill make sure I get a freezer and a clock in place. Glad you had a great time.# Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 

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