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YHA Langdale

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   High Close, Loughrigg LA22 9HJ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a 13 mile walk in 27 degree heat, this hostel was an extremely welcome crash for a night! The views are beautiful and the building is really interesting. Our room was absolutely huge and I got a solid 9 hour kip in! The showers/toilets aren't fantastic but if you can cope with a not-so-private poo, this is well worth... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I went away with the school a few weeks ago, and we booked out the entire place. The bar was open each night half 7 to half 8 where we could buy sweets and drinks. The teachers could also buy alcohol which they were pleased about, I'm sure! The dorms were spotless and beds were good enough. Mattresses hard for... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at YHA Langdale, High Close. You'll be pleased to hear that we have some investment coming for our toilet and shower facilities which should bring them up to a much better standard for our guests whether they be families or groups. The bedrooms are painted... More

Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

When I booked this hostel I thought that its location was a bit hard to reach for a person who is dependent on public transport. I worried that I might have to walk for too long to get to the hostel, but I was wrong as the hostel was within short walking distance up the hill from the nearest bus... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

What fantastic photos of Elterwater village and the Langdale Pikes! We're so very lucky to be perched on top of our hillside between Grasmere and Elterwater, even when the weather chooses to be unkind to us we still have the luxury of stunning views all the way down to Windermere lake and Bowness. Thanks you so much for your positive... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a lovely short holiday in the lakes and stayed in a family ensuite room at this hostel. Great value for money, food good and staff friendly. Great building in a fabulous location with stunning views. We were lucky with the weather, kids liked paddling in the lakes and we enjoyed a trip on a steam powered gondola on... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

It sounds like you certainly made the most of your stay with us! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your youth hostelling experience with us and that it's made you want to try more youth hostels in different locations. Langdale's in an enviable location in the Lakes being at the very heart of the central fells which makes walking and... More

Glasgow, Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here for one night while walking the Cumbria Way. While the hostel was a little off route (and quite a way up a steep hill!) it had stunning views and was an impressive building. We arrived about 2pm and were able to check in although had to wait another hour or so to get the keys. We stayed... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here at YHA Langdale, High Close. My team endeavour to deliver the very best customer service, homecooked meals and a clean and safe environment for all of our guests and it sounds like we're succeeding! Your slight 'niggles' are welcome critiques and we shall do our best to ensure they... More

York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed as part of a group several times now - Miranda and her team couldn't be more helpful and its got everything you need. Its such an lovely interesting old building so if you're being picky some bits need a bit of TLC but thats exactly what the team are doing as time and money I guess allows - example... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

I've spent the last nine years crawling into every corner, swinging from every chandelier and balancing on every rickety old chair pianting this old gem and it's always begging for more! With the help of an array of willing volunteers, truckloads of paint and loads of advice from the blokes down the pub it's beginning to finally come together. As... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you want one of the best locations in the Lakes, look no further than High Close. Superb views across the Langdales and beyond, fabulous walks right on your doorstep. Good food, comfy beds, sociable sitting areas - and beer to hand. What more could you want from a Youth Hostel? Of course there will other groups there, that's what... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

I wondered when our excellent range of beers would get a mention! We also have some scrumptious single malts so you can pull up a comfy chair, put your feet up, toast your toes in front of our log burner, and relax within the warm embace of our oak panelled Victorian Great Hall or adjacent Drawing Room - Oooo! We... More

Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed here in March. A walking group of about 8 were also staying but did nor know you had to book meals in advance (at least a couple of hours notice is usually all that is asked for).There was also a (well behaved) school group, and our group of 11. At 8.30 they all turned up for breakfast expecting a... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

Haha! I'm blushing too much to respond to this one. As I mentioned in my previous response our main concern is that all of our guests enjoy all the delights that our gorgeous hostel has to offer. Some guests occasionally try to surpise us but we've been doing this far too long to be caught out - that's not a... More

Norfolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed here in March and loved it so much I have booked to return again in June and August. The hostel has great atmosphere, the manager and staff team are very welcoming and extremely helpful and the food is exceptional. I couldn't agree more with the previous review, breakfast is very good value, as was the evening meal, and... More

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

Once again many thanks to our marvellous guests for saying such fabulous things about YHA Langdale, High Close. My team and myself are incredibly pasionate about delivering the finest customer service you'll find and it's great when we hear that we're achieving just that. We hope to see you again very soon in our glorious valley... More

York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The negative criticism is quite unjustified . It is a Youth Hostel! We stay there twice a year . Best bit is manager and her staff. Always really happy and welcoming. Breakfast must be best value for money anywhere

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langdalemanager, Manager at YHA Langdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for another splendid review of our fabulous hostel. Our breakfast is certainly gaining something of a reputation! A full english including bacon, sausage, egg, beans, hash brown, mushrooms and tomato or a couple of vegetarian sausages if you'd prefer. And then, if you still have room, there's the croissants, cereals, toast and preserves, grapefruit, prunes, fruit bowl, yoghurts,... More

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Address: High Close, Loughrigg LA22 9HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Loughrigg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Langdale 2*
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Popular with lovers of the great outdoors, YHA Langdale is a rambling Victorian mansion standing in picturesque grounds between Elterwater & Grasmere. It's ideal for exploring the dramatic Langdale Pikes. Spend summer evenings on our balcony with great views of Windermere and Bowness. Enjoy cooler nights in the Great Hall in front of a roaring log fire. This friendly, licensed hostel offers great home-cooked food. ... more   less 
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