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Elterwater Hostel

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

We had a lovely 2 night stay here at the end of March. Delicious breakfast (full English plus cereal, croissants and toast and plenty of tea and coffee for £5) and super strong and hot showers. Friendly and helpful staff always willing to help.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Elterwater Hostel is well located, and the staff there are really kind and helpful. The beds are comfortable and clean, with sockets next to each one, so no fighting for power in the bedrooms ! The showers are also very good, so all in all, I would definitely go there again if I have the chance !

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff were very helpful and friendly, the WC facilities were kept immaculate always clean and tidy.We chose a cooked breakfast which was £5 a head extra and worth every penny. Overall a excellent hostel, excellent price, excellent staff, and excellent breakfasts. excellent facilities.

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for great review.. we're aiming to take all the good things about being a YHA and improve on them.. Cheers Nick More 

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

This comfortable, friendly ex-YHA hostel is conveniently placed for a nice bit of Lakeland with riverside walks, tarns, and interesting old slate quarries. It is smaller, quieter and more intimate than the very large YHA Langdale hostel just up the hill. It doesn't have its own car parking, and the nearest car park is about £6 a day although free... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit Nick More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights with a group right in the Central Fells. It became quickly evident that these people know 'what outdoor folk want': gold star drying room (functioning for wet footwear even in dry, Spring weather), ALL the hobs and ovens ignite first click, power showers … No issues at all and staff possess intimate knowledge of the fells and... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I went to school with a lad who had a note from his mum saying he couldn't go swimming because his trunks were wet. As a result, dry kit has been very important in my life, so more than happy to be able to facilitate the same for others... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location in heart of Lake District. Staff give you a tremendous welcome and are very helpful. Clean and warm hostel with good facilities. Excellent value for money. Great pub nearby in village.

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Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed your visit More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a fifty something moving back into youth hostelling, this was an absolutely fabulous experience. The beds and bedding are clean and comfortable (especially for my aged back) and the showers and washroom facilities are really (honestly) very clean with almost power shower status. Meals were excellent too. I had the evening meal and full breakfast - you don't get... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Fifty someting with a bad back... I was trying to remeber if I wrote this myself!! We're glad we made you comfortable and you enjoyed your visit.. please tell your frineds and re-visit soon Cheers, Nick (fifty-something with bad back.. and hip!!) More 

Cheshire, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were relieved when we heard the news that the hostel would continue to operate, albeit no longer as part of the YHA. The same core staff are on site and continue to provide a friendly welcome and efficient service. Elterwater is an excellent base for low/high level walking, with good public transport links, and a village pub (the Britannia... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the review.. we're pleased you like what we're doing with the new incarnation of the hostel, and would love to weclome you back again soon More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the hostel and we were so excited to be returning. As before the staff were so friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and the breakfasts were yummy! Of an evening its great to sit in the lounge area and read a book, chat and have a drink. The hostel is really geared for... More 

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Hi and thanks! See you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This really is a fantastic and well run hostel. I'll definitely be visiting again, especially as it is so reasonably priced. The location is excellent...Elterwater is a gem of a village, being right at the foot of some of the best fells in The Lakes. Beds were comfy and the showers were super hot and powerful. The kitchen is really... More 

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ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Thanks for the lovely review Come back soon!! More 

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