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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to this hostel as part of a group of 7 and right from the start we were all bowled over by it. Elterwater is beautiful, the hostel is close to the pub and a village shop and is surrounded by stunning scenery. The rooms are clean and practical and the beds are SO comfy, the best of any... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my mum and my 2 kids for a trip down memory lane as I used to go here as a kid. Was just like it used to be - friendly, welcoming, cosy and great food. A small hostel so nice to get to know the other residents. Breakfast was really hearty and the evening meals and packed... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks. See you again soon!! Nick More 

Hertfordshire
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with a couple of mates in the dorm. Bunk beds were comfortable and room was spotless and cleaned every day. Showers and facilities were more than adequate for refreshing yourself after a hard day's walking, and were likewise spotless! The hostel staff, including a terrapin named Elvis, were very friendly, helpful and attentive, and provided a top class breakfast... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.. we're pleased you enjoyed your stay Cheers Nick More 

London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite becoming a pensioner, this was the first time I'd been to a hostel, youth or otherwise. Cons first. It's a long time since I've slept in a bunk bed and it wasn't easy getting in or out. My wife slept on the top bunk and complained that the ladder was painful on old feet, making it unpleasant getting up... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and stay. I apologise if you feel misled by the room description. We do try our best to describe things accurately, but are often confined by third party sites and their formats.. as is the case here. Hostelworld headline is a twin room, but we have added in... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

HI and thanks for the great review Cheers, Nick More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review See you again!!? Cheers Nick More 

Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! I'll make sure Val gets to read you lovely comments Cheers Nick More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 

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