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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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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exactly what I hoped it would be - walks from the door step, good quality, quiet, friendly and with a fabulous breakfast. This was my first visit to the Lake District (as an adult!) and the setting was idyllic. The local pub was good with a tasty menu, the perfect ending to the day. This is definitely a place I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Weekend on the Lakes and local area made all the better by the wonderful surroundings of the hostel; room and facilities were just great, loved the cooked breakfast in the morning, village and amenities 1st class but topped off by superb staff who made us feel very welcome indeed. Great value for money and highly recommended.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Welcomed by friendly hosts. Excellent facility as a base to Langdale and surrounding hills. Well run, clean with spacious common area. Cooked breakfast great value. Good pubs within a few minutes stroll. Hosts have good knowledge of hill walks and crucially provide up to date weather information. My favourite spot in England.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for a 2 day visit at Elterwater, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and keep the Hostel immaculately clean. Location is amazing and has several walks right on the doorstep. The only negative is the pricing structure which doesn't give a discount for children. I think it would be more cost effective and follow with current YHA... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. With respect to pricing, we do try and make ourselves competitive, and monitor local prices. Our booking system doesn't allow us quite the same flexibility in pricing, but we have tried to accommodate this with special offers. e.g the one that we have in summer holidays which is available via our website. Have a look... More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly reception. Very clean facilities. Food was excellent. Parking was not easiest. Plenty of room for day time activities. Close to a very good pub that serves good food and local beers I will be coming back.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review.. I can only agree about parking, but happy to provide directions to somewhere suitable when asked,and there are plenty of free option about... Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us hiked around 9 YHA hostels in 9 days Elterwater was the final stop. The food was excellent and the hostel was clean, comfortable and had the best showers and wine list of all the hostels we had visited! Great to have free wifi The only things that we could recommend to bring it up to the standard... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Joy211, Thanks for the review. Thanks for the comments on the food and wine list. I should point out that we are no longer part of the YHA, and the 'best showers' and free wifi are some of the many improvements made since the new owners stepped in and bought the hostel from the YHA at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I have stayed. Fab value. Well run. Very clean. Hospitality excellent. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of climbing scafell pike. The location is excellent. Lovely pub in village.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Hopefully we'll see you again soon Cheers, Nick More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed heer for 6 nights and had a wonderful time. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. We got to know their names :Nick, Val and Charlie. We were persuaded to stay an extra night and they altered things so we could. The food ,accomodation , showers ,toilets were all first class. the self catering... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review We'd be delighted to have you come back Cheers, Nick More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new owners have smartened the place up and added comfy lounge dining furniture and good showers. This is now a good standard again and can be recommended. Hostel meals were good and self-catering kitchen is fine. Location is excellent for the Langdales. Wardens very obliging.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Your comments are much appreciated Cheers Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The Hostel is in the beautiful village of Elterwater with its Cafe and 2 Pubs & great views of the Lake. We had a lovely stay over the Easter Bank Holiday.

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Thanks We're pleased you enjoyed your visit Cheers, Nick More 

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