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YHA Windermere

Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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269 reviews 269 reviews
86 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

First time staying at a Youth Hostel and really wasn't sure what to expect, however I didn't need to worry the whole family had a great time including my two boys aged 2 and 6 who really enjoyed the grounds and the interesting things they found in the wooded area!, the views were stunning over Windermere and not too far... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Karen Thanks for your review and I'm really pleased that you and your kids had such a great time exploring the woods. Did you see the family of deer?. Easter is just round the corner, so hopefully you'll get a chance to get back to the Lakes with the family. More

Chester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I stayed here with my wife overnight on a Friday. Lots of parking onsite which is good to see. On arriving no one was at reception but we were early so just sat on the comfy sofa in the lounge and picked a book. We then grabbed a coffee from the lounge bar and the friendly staff let us know... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have to say that I disagree with Rob from London, I've always found YHA staff to be friendly, flexible and helpful, both at this hostel and many others, ever since we were teenagers. Windermere must be our favourite Lake District YHA, we've stayed in this hostel every Christmas/New Year since our booking was moved here when Ambleside YHA flooded, it... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Kerry - thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your stay at YHA Windermere, and I'm really pleased that you all had such a good time. Hope to see you here again next winter. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great hostel in a beautiful quiet location (it's actually half an hour's walk from Windermere town, in the gorgeous Troutbeck valley). Cosy living room with a woodburner, dining room with amazing views over the lake and towards the Langdales, friendly helpful staff. Couldn't be better.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Just got back from a 2 night stay at this hostel - all the staff were really friendly, helpful and provided an excellent service. Try the home cooking as the evening meal was reallynice both nights we ate there. Good menu choice. The food was (as even my fussy 11 year said) "11 out of 10" - it was very... More

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YHAWindermere, Manager at YHA Windermere, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review - much appreciated!!! More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our stay at YHA Windermere was a great surprise having never stayed in a Hostel before.Everything you could wish for lovely staff very helpful all the time. All facilities clean and fresh. Beds comfortable, do it yourself kitchen very good but also breakfast and evening meal supplied if required. lovely walks beautiful colour at this time of year. would stay... More

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Additional Information about YHA Windermere

Also Known As:
YHA Windermere Lake District
Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty lodging in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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