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Elterwater Hostel

3.0 of 5 Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the hostel and we were so excited to be returning. As before the staff were so friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and the breakfasts were yummy! Of an evening its great to sit in the lounge area and read a book, chat and have a drink. The hostel is really geared for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is a fantastic and well run hostel. I'll definitely be visiting again, especially as it is so reasonably priced. The location is excellent...Elterwater is a gem of a village, being right at the foot of some of the best fells in The Lakes. Beds were comfy and the showers were super hot and powerful. The kitchen is really... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stayed with a large group of 25 and as a result we had the hostel to ourselves. Car parking is a short walk from the hostel but you can unload your gear on the driveway before parking. The kitchen is a good size and comfortably managed the preparation and cooking of a 25 person banquet! The rooms are a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have stayed at the Elterwater hostel a few times over the past year and intend to stay many more times in the future. On arrival I left my car on their driveway as we unloaded. I was told there was not a car park for the hostel. I was given so many different options by the friendly staff that... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Calum, Thanks for the great review. I'm pleased you like the place so much.. I'll make sure the Britannia get to know about your comments, unless you've reviewed them independently Cheers and Merry Christmas Nick More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

By far the worse hostel I have ever visited. They have no car park for guests so you either have to park in the National Trust car park (at additional cost) or use a free car park that is a mile away from the hostel. The owner/management is extremely rude and has no understanding of the concept of customer care.... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit. I'm sorry we failed you. The review posted by your club mates on Freetobook of the same visit was very favourable, as were many of the comments made on Saturday night and Sunday morning, so I am disappointed that you felt the way you do. To... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went with a group of 5, as soon as we came in the door we was welcomed by the staff who couldn't do enough for us. The food and service was exceptional, the staff went out of there way to provide meals that we wanted. The rooms were good, I think it is just luck in terms of sleeping quality... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and all the positive comments. Please feel free to come back again!! More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A superb hostel in a beautiful location but the thing that absolutely made our stay was the welcome and help from the team. Pete and Anthony could not have been more friendly and their help with sorting us out with walks to suit all weathers was outstanding. The food was fantastic too. Hats off to you guys for making our... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.. I'll make sure Anthony and Pete get to see your comments Cheers Nick More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited as part of a group of 14, after booking a couple of months ahead. Everyone made us very welcome, really good kitchen, excellent dorms just a pity I ruined it for my room mates with my snoring. Highly recommended - the hostel, not the snoring.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review... sorry to hear about your snoring friends.. They say you can choose your friend, but not your family... it seems you choose your friends before you find out whether they snore or not! Hey ho.. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Excellent Hostel facilities close to beautiful mountains and a pub which serves good ales and excellent food. Really good breakfast for a very reasonable price served by informative hosts. God medium sized drying room. Showers we clean and had hot water, which is very much needed after a long day in the mountains.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and taking time to write a great review. We hope you'll visit again Cheers Nick More 

Carlisle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner and I booked in at short notice with our baby son last month as we were attending a wedding down the road. The guys running the place were so accommodating and lovely with us, we couldn't have asked for more :-)

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Thanks for the lovely review. I hope the wedding went well More 

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Address: Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Elterwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elterwater Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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