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Lake District Backpackers Lodge

High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sanya, China
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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thouroughly enjoyed staying here. The room was small but very cheap. there is also a living room and kitchen so you can sit there if you want to relax. plus there's plenty of countryside to explore. The location is good too. It's about halfway inbetween the train station and the town centre. you can walk from the hostel to... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was poor! Rooms are too cramped up. Toilet showers don't work properly (its either to cold or too hot) and WIFI password doesn't work. Both these problems have been written in the comments book but none have been fixed for the past 6 months. VERY VERY Poorly maintained. I do not recommend this place...would go for the slightly more... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love how this hostel is managed based on integrity. Excellent concept. Walking distance from the rail station. Room and toilets are reasonably clean and well maintained. Though the kitchen could do with some help. Breakfast was included but do not expect much. Overall excellent location and a nice place to stay in Lake District.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The hostel is very small but clean.The reception is not manned, but the written guidelines displayed on the lounge walls are easy to follow. I also received useful guidelines by email. I was surprised to find out that the price I paid for the bunk bed included breakfast and teas/coffees all day. Most of the hostels charge people extra for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The hostel is very close to the train / bus station, which helps. There is no staff at the hostel, except of the cleaner, who comes for a few hours. Cheap hostel, but the rooms are very small and overcrowded. There are ONLY 2 toilets/bathrooms for the whole hostel. In busy time it take up to 2h to take a... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Basic but perfectly adequate base for a few days walking in the lakes. Room did smell a bit musty when we arrived but ok once we'd let some air in. Great location and beats the other options on price by a mile! Comfortable beds, warm rooms and adequate facilities. No parking but took advantage of the 3 day car parking... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting the comic art festival in Kendal and it was totally fine for that purpose, it was the cheapest option by far and comfortable enough. Yes, it was a bit smelly in our room (bit of lingering sweat from previous occupants), but the location in brilliant and you can't complain for the price,... More

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London
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights in July of 2013, was a bit apprehensive before arrival after reading some of the online reviews, however the place turned out to be quite good. Had no problems with the bed or bed linen, found both to be clean and adequate and the bed comfortable, (got a good nights sleep). There were... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was a bit sceptical about staying at this hostel as I had read varying reviews. However this hostel was only £17.50 each for my partner and I in a private room and the YHA would have been £21 each for dorm rooms (we are YHA members otherwise it would have been £24 each). So I thought for the £3.50... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hostel isn't bad, but my room had a musty smell, the only chairs in the common room were rather grungy beanbag chairs, and there were hardly any bathrooms. there were no reading lamps reading lamps.

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Address: High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the popular town of Windermere, Lake District Backpackers has an unbeatable location. A 2 minute walk from Windermere Train and Bus station makes it ideal for anyone travelling from afar. The tourist information centre is a stone's throw away, with a host of walks to choose from all of which can be accessed from the hostel itself. We offer a warm, cosy atmosphere where people can sit back and relax after a day of exploring The Lakes. You will find: 19 beds - 1 x 6 bed female dormitory, 2 mixed dormitories of four beds, 2 private rooms (one 3 beds, one 2 beds)Self-catering kitchen (including free breakfast), Hot showers, Free Wireless, Sky TV in common room, Washing facilities, Lockers & Bike Storage, Info on guided walks & cycle hire. ... more   less 
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