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Lake District Backpackers Lodge

High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A strange hostel in that it's completely self-service. But in saying that, it was a hassle-free stay.  The check in process is fairly easy but you have to pay in cash on arrival, so be prepared. The heating was set on timers so it only came in the mornings/evenings which means that if you come back to your room during... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I order original one day later , but came in earlier.. No problem ..he (Paul) told me.. With a good bed and all facilities are there, The trust in people is very high, you pay your stay in an enveloppe and drop that in a big safe, amazing how the owner trust people( Paul) I must say, thank you very... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

the room is very small, very weird as no staff will entertain u. when i came there, it was very inconvenient as the bleach smell was extremely strong. i think i came from the blanket and cover sheets. made me dizzy and spoiled my vacation. might be just our room, not sure about others. the only thing that great is... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had a private room, which was very clean and comfortable. It had a private sink and a bathroom down the hall. The location was great, very close to the train station and the High Street in Windermere. Some guests didn't clean up the kitchen as well as others, so sometimes it was left a bit messy.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good little hostel just a couple of minutes walk (downhill) from the train station. The room was a little cramped, but fine for a few nights. The shared lounge room/kitchen was always clean and had enough space for a few people cooking at once. Main problem was that there were only 2 bathrooms for two floors, and the bathroom had... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A real disappointment. A very small room, with dirty shared facilities. This place needs a real good clean and remake immediately. The place is a self service joint from start to finish. So you see no one, get no advice on the area no help on any needs of info etc. You can get in to the main building via... More 

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Thank DMbackpacker
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The thing you should know about the Backpackers Lodge is that there is no staff. You get a code to open the doors and leafe the money in there. This is a little weird, but when we had some little problems we just called the manager and he was really nice. The breakfast is very basic.

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Thank Benjamin M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is as efficiently organised as a hostel can be and does, by far, not offer the same charming atmosphere as the "mountain hostels" in the calm valleys of the Lake District. As others mentioned there is no staff. You receive an e-mail with pin codes for the doors and you have to put your payment in an envelope... More 

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Thank Jamsch21
London, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for a night before going up to Scotland and it was okay. There is no staff so you are given a code to get entrance and then have to check a notice board for your room. Facilities were fine but should there have been issues there was no one on hand for assistance. Likewise... More 

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Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed here one night for £16.50 each. They had no all-female rooms left since we booked so late so we had to stay in a 4 bed mixed room. As two college girls, it was a bit freaky to be staying with 2 men who were strangers who both took the lower bunks. One thing that's a little strange... More 

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