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Lake District Backpackers Lodge

High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
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Lake District Backpackers Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is in a great location but not the greatest service. There are no staff! Upon arrival, you place your money in an envelope and place it in a safe. If you have questions, you have to email or call the owner. There was a mix up with our rooms, it was double booked. And there was a couple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is basic, but clean. My one complaint is there are no staff manning reception, so there's no one to let you in and explain how things work. We hadn't been emailed the room or door codes, so were reliant on another guest to let us in. We then weren't sure about the bedding (whether we needed to use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I are backpacking around the UK at the moment and found this place online. We were a bit nervous staying here after reading some of the reviews, however we both absolutely loved it! We were in a 4 person room (2 bunks) and we couldn't have been happier. We were lucky to get awesome roommates that we... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The location of the hostel is conveniently just 3 minutes away from the train station. I got really lucky and although I booked and paid a 4-bed room I had a double room for myself. You have to paid cash and the exact sum because the reception is unmanned and you have to drop the money into a safe. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just had my second stay here, and I will continue to do so. Good value as a pleasant contrast to the greedy hotels etc. and a useful base for getting around from. Its a bunkhouse hostel standard, basic but more than adequate, warm, clean, full equipped kitchen and beanbags lounge. clean rooms with bedding provided. internet and wifi. breakfast included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we are from South Africa I stayed at the hotel with my children who thought it was brilliant the bed rooms are very well decorated, the food was excellent as well as the breakfast's we have stayed in the lakes many times when we lived in the U.K. this is one of the best hotels we have stayed at. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is handy for the train station - though farther from most of the shops/restaurants which are mostly in Bowness-on-Winderme, although that is walkable. Our room was fine, and there are toilets and showers - although not enough for the number of guests. The facilities are basic, and weren't all that clean. It was hard to get in touch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just to let you know Check-in system: The first thing I'd like to say about this place is the check-in system which is not manned. You need to have the cash at the exact amount and put that in an envelope, then in the box. CONS Shower: Next thing is the shower. There are 2 showers, one on the first... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Booked this hostel for my son who is doing DOE in lake district. His first stay was great and went without a hitch. This time round we booked well in advance only to have his booking cancelled with less than a weeks notice - apparently overbooked. This is very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

All check-in process is by yourself ! quite special way and I like it, also, have a good location and share kitchen!

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