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YHA Windermere

4.0 of 5 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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had everything we needed here for our one night stay. The room was basic but comfortable. We enjoyed the dinner and breakfast, well stocked bar. Free wifi for yha members. Woke up to a fantastic view from the dining room! Great ground for our two boys (9&6) to explore too.

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Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More

Ormskirk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service from very friendly staff. Food was marvellous and accommodation wonderful for a hostel. If you want to spend a relaxing weekend in the Lake District then YHA Windermere is the place to be. And ..it is a youth hostel. Highly recommended.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for review, we really appriciate it, we hope to see you again. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More

Devon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent two nights at YHA Windermere. Lovely spacious hostel. Self catering kitchen excellent and i loved the big dining are. I stayed in Room 13 which was very nice. Comfortable beds and an enormous en suite bathroom. Hostel was clean. It was a bit hot this morning with the heating blasting out but apart from that i would highly... More

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Thanks for your great review, we hope to see you again. Thanks, Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yha Windermere had a lot of good reviews for it's beautiful views and location which it does have - but other than that it doesn't have much to recommend itself. We paid a fair amount for the room only to be told by a grouchy receptionist when we asked for a towel that it's £2 per towel. The internet was... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take all our reviews very seriously and I am sorry you were not happy with your stay. Our hostel is a traditional hostel and is loved by many. We don’t have en-suite rooms (except one dorm room) but our hostel has lots of character and we think our staff do as well. I am... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my weekend it was so good & I met new people and they are so friendliest. Where I stayed there for first time. I did enjoy my walk up Orrest Head I got some great views of Windermere. I definitely recommend the The Mortal man pub it very friendly pub and they had great music & friendly... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Hope to see you again soon. Andy Partridge, Hostel Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The YHA itself was good. The beds were all made up upon our arrival. They have nice staff, common areas, kitchen and dining areas. The view from the hostel on a clear day is absolutely stunning. The prices are fair if you book in advance. The only bad thing is the distance! It's not acutally in Windermere (despite its name),... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do not hide the fact that we are 3 miles out of town and a little secluded, this is seen as an attraction to many of our guests. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More

Coromandel, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This would have to be the least value accommodation of any we stayed in over the 5 months we have been traveling in the UK. Unlike most YHA's that are within easy reach of attractions,YHA Windermere is 3 miles from anywhere! It would be at least half an hours walk to the nearest pub and an hours walk to civilisation!... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Hi Guys, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay and I want you to know we take all comments on trip advisor very seriously. After reading your review I just wanted to make a couple of point clear if I may? Firstly we do not hide the fact that we are 3 miles out of town and... More

Stockport UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just spent a two night short break staying at this YHA near to the village of Troutbeck with stunning views over the fields with a distant view of Lake Windermere. On arrival the staff were very welcoming and the hostel is comfortable with all the facilities that are needed. Our room was small but clean and near to showers and... More

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Thanks for your great review. Hope to see you again soon. Andy partridge, Hostel Manager. More

Wombourne, West Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a six bedded family room which was comfortable and well equipped compared to previous hostels - each bed had own light and phone charging point with shelf. The beds were made up on arrival. We sampled two hostel meals which were well presented and tasty. There is a beautiful view of Lake Windermere from the dining room and... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for you great review, hope to see you again soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

All things are pretty good,expect the location. If you drive your own car,it will be a nice choice. Many thanks for Kate Davies' help. She did me a favour which was much more than she need to do.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, hope to see you again soon. We could be closer to the town but then you wouldnt get our awsome view of the lake and the peace and quite. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More

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Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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