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Elterwater Hostel

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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First class establishment - very attentive and hard working staff - really clean and comfortable with good quality rooms and bathrooms - perfect base for two days of walking - excellent value for money - very convenient for local pub

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel staff is wonderful, attentive, generous and very willing to help, and guide the guests for them to make good walks and tours. The service and the food are great. The hostel atmosphere is nice, the location is great.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The world needs more Val's this lovely lady was fantastic and could not do enough to help two tired middle aged ladies.....even changing us rooms so one of us didn't have to endure the climb on the dreaded bunk bed ladders. Hairdryer, glass of ice nothing was too much bother for Val.....we also had an evening meal here and for... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hostel is AMAZING and the view from the rooms is beautiful. The village is really peaceful and it is nice to wonder to the stream in the evening to skim stones or to have a paddle.The building is quaint and the rooms are clean and tidy as well as the beds being comfy, all bedding was... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte.. Thanks for the crackin' review..! It's much appreciated Cheers, Nick & staff More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This hotel is such a gem. It is clean and comfortable,.the showers and bedrooms are kept in good condition. The room we had looking out towards the valley and was light and a airy. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Breakfast good quality. Would highly recommend this Hostel. Would actually like to keep it all to ourselves really !!

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review Cheers Nick More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We love this authentic old building with a pretty little garden, in a lovely heart of walking and cycling area.we woke to the sound of birds - not traffic - which is very rare in the lakes for a hostel. Its a lovely little village with 2 very good pubs within a short walk. Awesome & very knowledgeable genuine people.... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

It's a funny old world.. you're sat in one room writing your review and I'm sat in the next reading and responding to it..! It's a good thing we took time to talk as well :-) Great to see you again! Thanks Nick More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I and my all male party of pals have recently carried out a long walk in Cumbria during which we stopped at four hostels, the Elterwater being the second of the four. The Elterwater Hostel is a privately owned hostel on the edge of the beautiful town of Elterwater. Obviously facilities in hostels are not up to hotel standards, nevertheless... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. We really do appreciate people taking the time to do it. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal and the showers Hope to see you again soon Cheers Nick & staff More 

Gouda, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Elterwater has become an even better hostel than it already was. Still great location, friendly staff and excellent food but now the hostel has brand new power showers and great new cookers in the communal kitchen. can't wait to return!

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. It's good to know we're heading in the right direction.. And.. it'll be great to see you back soon!! Cheers Nick More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

stayed here while walking the Cumbria Way (for which it's very convenient) clean comfortable 2-bunk room, very friendly staff who seem to have a real sense of pride and involvement with the hostel and the guests appreciated being able to buy a pint of fresh milk as we were walking & carrying our own luggage well-equipped self-catering kitchen - didn't... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I hope the rest of your journey went well Best wishes Nick More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very friendly, cosy, clean hostel. Lots of amazing walks near by and a great pub just along the road, serving good food and also very friendly. We chose to have a cooked breakfast in the morning which was cooked beautifully and we were offered more tea and toast without having to ask. The staff were attentive and full of knowledge... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. It's great to hear that you want to return.. don't leave it too long!! Cheers, Nick More 

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