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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Durban, South Africa
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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great value stay- no complaints. You check yourself in, nice and quiet. Even though you never see anyone the place was still nice and clean! Location is perfect- close to everything. Would recommend for a very cheap but perfectly good place to stay!

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Self catered so we knew we had to check in ourselves. However we stayed 4 nights and only saw the cleaning ladies. Paul who I'm sure is a nice guy and happens to manage the hostel was not seen once. So when hiccups occurred (which they of course did) with room numbers etc, panic broke out because there was no... More 

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