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YHA Windermere

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wombourne, West Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited with another family for the weekend. Friendly easy check in. The reception area, cafe,bar all lovely. Rooms were clean. Yes shared bathrooms are different but it was only one night. Breakfast was plentiful . The view from the terrace was perfect. Impressed.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. Hope to see you again soon. Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Our second year staying in May. Beautiful views, a bus trip to old man coniston, excellent value, homecooked food, what more could you ask for! Oh yes, lovely staff!!! Will be back next May Anna & Fliss.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks guys for your review, see you next May if not before. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Another great yha stay. Windermere YHA positioned at Troutbeck is a traditional old rambling house in a great location with all the facilities you could want for an country activity based vacation. Self catering kitchen or catered service, laundry, drying room, internet, hot showers , quiet reading room, great views and friendly relaxed staff. Rooms for small groups or the... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, your not wrong, hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Andy Partridge Hostel Manager More

London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was my first ever stay in a hostel, having previously only stayed in hotels and elected to avoid camping at all costs. I was very pleasantly surprised at the YHA Windermere and will definitely look at hostels as an option for a place to stay in the future. The other guests were polite, friendly and considerate mainly families and... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

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

Manchester
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300 reviews 300 reviews
88 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Windermere YHA is a great budget option with one of the best locations in the Lakes. There has been a change in staff since my last visit but all the workers I came into contact with were polite, friendly and helpful. The view from the self catering kitchen is the highlight of any stay here and the rooms, whilst spartan,... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words about YHA Windermere, and I'm pleased that you think the new team are still offering the same great welcome and hospitality. The great views, of course, will always be there. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Preston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I know its a hostel and you do get what you pay for but cleanliness really is a must for me. The place was damp with black mould throughout the building. Ceilings were absolutely covered in cobwebs. First shower I tried didn't work, tried a different shower down the corridor that worked but had no light and was dirty, this... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and I am sorry that you didn't experience our usual friendly welcome. With our new team now in place for 2014 we are now back to business as usual, providing a warm welcome and good hostel hospitality. I hope you are able to come back and stay with us again soon and see that your experience... More

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cosy, quite busy when we stayed ( some more mugs wouldn't go amiss) really friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Ideal for Troutbeck valley and Wansfell pike. Food tasty and good value. Weather was awful but when it stopped raining a stunning view to Windermere . Highly recommended for an enjoyable family weekend.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay, and especially about our food. YHA Winderemere is indeed a great location for exploring the Troutbeck Valley which is really quiet compared to Ambleside & Bowness. And just to let you know we've bought another box of 24 mugs for the self catering kitchen - no one should... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was a cute little hostel! Located at the top of a hill, you could see all the surrounding mountains and even over look the lake. The staff is really great to answer any questions and the dining room has a great view of everything.

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

James - thanks for your great review. Did you manage to identify all of the Lakes mountains that you can see from the restaurant......Coniston Old Man, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and The Langdale Pikes. Hope to see you here again soon. 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*
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