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Lake District Backpackers Lodge

High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
altichick Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant lots of good shops,cafes,pubs and restaurants just within a 5min walk. Great fast wifi and sky tv. Everything u need need in the kitchen fridge microwave oven. Defo recommended to stay and very cheap to stay good beds and good showers. Fab thanks

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for a night in May and found it very good. It is located close to the Railway station, just 5 minutes away and ticked in a buy lane. The hostel has no reception hence pre booking is necessary. The common area has a board with your room no. mentioned and the amount to be paid,... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Favourite place of our trip so far. Feels like a big house. Clean and trust system works well. The common room and kitchen were great. Room was smallish if you have 2 people in a private room with 2 large suitcases and the only improvement may be a welcome from a staff member when you arrive. In saying that, once... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

less than 5 minutes walk from the train station, the main bus departure point, an amazing supermarket, the information centre, shops and bars. A really cosy backpackers, not over run with lots of people, good kitchen and dining/lounge area. Breakfast of cornflakes, toast and tea - can't complain. lovely walks to the lake. Very Clean.

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Additional Information about Lake District Backpackers Lodge

Also Known As:
Lake District Backpackers Hotel Windermere
Lake District Backpackers Hotel
Lake District Backpackers Lodge Windermere
Address: High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty lodging in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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