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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to stay, extremely friendly with great staff - Val, Nick and Charlie - who are only too happy to help in so many ways. Great food and a great location, just down the road from Ambleside, and a good local pub.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks. We're pleased you had a good time.. See you again soon? Cheers, Nick More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable and amenable hostel in great location. Helpful staff & tasty meals if required. Wifi available and phone signal within walking distance of hostel. Easy to use bike shed and drying room. Will definitely visit again.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

And we'd love to have you back!! Thanks for the great review Cheers, Nick More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyable stay, even better than last year. The staff are as obliging as ever but the continuing renovation was noticeable and tasteful. The hostel is a wonderful centre for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. The communal dining / living room area is a great place to meet and talk to fellow guests, should... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It's good to hear that we've continued to improve.. hopefully we'll see you again.. Your comments on the bed length is noted for future improvements Cheers, Nick More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic friendly efficient welcome into the calming environment of Elterwater Hostel . Comfortable accomodation , amazing power showers, great food and relaxing lounge in a well kept Hostel in a picturesque Lakeland Village . Free Wifi , secure Cycle storage and a choice of 2 outstanding local pubs .

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Great review!! Thanks Not much else to say! Cheers Nick More 

Millau, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to the Lake District for a short walking holiday with my 12-year-old daughter on a tight budget, and am very glad that I chose this hostel. The hosts are extremely kind and knowledgeable and can give you a lot of useful information regarding walks. As you would expect from a hostel, the rooms were basic, but the common/dining... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the great review. We'd love to have you visit again.. Best wishes, Nick More 

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