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Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew Z Barnsley, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm giving this a rating of 4 out of 5. (I reserve a 5 for perhaps Black Sail.) I enjoyed my two night's stay in early April 2014. Charli and John were perfectly welcoming, provided good no-nonsense meals and one or two little extras. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and socially convivial. The drying room performed perfectly. The common room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hostel - now privately run. Hot and gushing new showers. Warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and very friendly helpful people. Pub down the road excellent and shop 1/2 mile way also good for provisions.

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Canterbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I decided to stay here as it's one the few Lake District hostels I'd not stayed at. The down side is that it's not the easiest place to get via public transport. As I was cycling it was the ideally situated for great on (and off road) cycling, which can't be said for everywhere in the Lake District. Unfathomably, the... More

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive comments. I can confirm that the hostel will continue trading in a very similar manner. We're currently busy upgrading some of our showers, and improving insulation in the roof. We've already got guest WiFi in place and have other exciting improvements in the pipeline. We'll be up and running fully by March and will be welcoming... More

Sedbergh, Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is - or rather was - one of the very best of all British Youth Hostels. Wonderful rooms with a wealth of rooms for just two people, a large dining room which was ideal for our large group who stayed here, very helpful staff - and situated in one of the most beautiful places in Britain. We stayed here... More

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It's good to hear that we're enjoyed by groups as well and families and individual travellers. With respect to the sale of YHA Elterwater, don't give up on us. It seems very likely that we'll be here next year under private ownership. We'd love to have you back! More

Aldeburgh, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The best hostel or accommodation we stayed at on the Cumbria Way. Simple, no nonesense, traditional youth hostel, where we could relax, enjoy a good meal and then settle down to a game of Scrabble. A terrible pity if this and other hostels like it have to close. Elterwater encompassed the soul of youth hostelling, and the warden was so... More

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit, and were able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. I hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable. Cheers, Nick and staff More

Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Pros: Location (Stickle Tarn and other walks just down the road) Cheap for the region (36 pounds for two) 5 pound cooked breakfast Quaint village of Elterwater Drying room Clean Cons: No WiFi You have to make your own bed and carry down the linen after staying No parking on site (have to park 5 mins walk down the road)... More

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and apologies for the time taken to respond. You clearly identified the good value we represent. The downside of this is that we don't have the staff to make up beds etc, and it's these little things that help us keep the price down, and be such good value for money. I've checked YHA website and... More

Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Nigel and Charlie are far too kind, going out of their way to make late dinners for lost hikers and answering the many questions we all have to ask. I hiked in all different directions: Scafell, Bow Fells, Esk Pike, Howe Tarn, Hawshead, Skelwith Bridge—the location was great. Thanks for the lovely stay! Clean, friendly, and charming.

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. I'll pass on your comments to Charlie and Nigel. I'm sure they'll appreciate them. Nick (Manager) More

MountainGoat2010
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lovely small Youth Hostel in the pretty village of Elterwater, situated at the end of Great Langdale in the Lake District. Friendly and welcoming staff and a great base for walking the surrounding fells. Only downside is lack of parking, but there is a National Trust carpark nearby, which is free if you're a member and a little on street... More

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It's true, the parking can be a bit of a pain, but as you say, there are ways around the problem. Always happy to help... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Booked a short weekend with friends and shared a triple bunk bed room for ourselves.Very welcoming staff who aim to please and help in any way possible and they did ! Easy check-in and found way to room on the ground floor. Very simple basic room ,but what do you expect for £23 a night with breakfast. Other facilities are... More

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YHAElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Whilst it’s true that YHA have taken the decision to put Elterwater hostel up for sale, it doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t be here next year. It can be a lengthy process. Also, it is quite possible that the hostel will remain as a hostel, even after the sale, so if you do wish to... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I stayed at Elterwater YHA for a couple of nights in earlier this month. I really enjoyed my stay. The hostel is in a beautiful setting and great to go walking from with a variety of walks for all abilities from flat walks by the water to more challenging walks in the hills. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly... More

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Also Known As:
Elterwater Hostel Lake District
Address: Elterwater | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Elterwater
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Elterwater
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips. ... more   less 
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