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Kirkby Stephen Hostel

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Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA174QQ, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 friends and I arrived here after a long 20 mile day of the Coast to Coast. Denise and her lovely dog greeted us with a hot cup of tea, biscuits and an ice pack for an injured Achilles tendon I picked up. The rooms were simple but spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with the overall facilities being as good... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a large University Hill-walking group we visit a lot of hostels every year, both YHA and independent. I can safely say that Kirkby Stephen Hostel has been one of the best we have stayed in at least in the last 2 years. The hostel is perfect for groups, the main chapel is a huge commune space where everyone can... More 

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Sale, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We rented the whole hostel over Valentine's weekend for a group of 36 Spice members and used it as a base to walk from. The hostel is basic, but was warm & welcoming with a good sized communal area, fairly well equipped kitchens and the bedrooms were fine. Just what you would expect from a hostel really. The location is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Denise a very friendly host, the hostel-a converted chapel- is a novel and quirky venue... Basic, but comfortable and fine for what we needed. Shops and restaurants/pubs right outside the door so perfect location! We ate at the Mango Tree Indian Restaurant which was excellent

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On arrival, we were geeted by an overwhelming and foul wet dog smell in the entrance hallway and dormitory corridoors (however, rooms and dining/social areas were fine) which was present throughout our stay. I had booked and paid for an 8-bed dorm for myself and 7 others for 2 nights well in advance of our stay. However, despite confirming the... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stayed here in the summer whilst on the coast to coast walk.It is everything it should be, cheap, clean,good breakfast, and most importantly excellent drying room. It is situated centrally in the charming town and is a stone's throw from shops, pubs etc. There is a laundry just behind this hostel which is self service.Oo

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Nanango, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A group of seven of us on the coast to coast walk stayed for three nights in this comfortable (old church) youth hostel. It is situated in the middle of the old market town....is spacious, comfortable, has a large dining area, and well equipped kitchen. Most importantly was the generosity and helpfulness of Denise (beyond the call of duty). It... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I stayed here alone a few weeks ago whilst doing Coast to Coast. Denise is a very warm and friendly person, and runs the hostel single-handedly. She is working on improving it. The communal dining/kitchen area is great - really warm, comfortable place to be. The self-catering kitchen is excellent - spotlessly clean and very well equipped. All of the... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Denise when we arrived about 8.30pm and shown the communal area and the facilities. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you would expect, the communal area, part of the old church, feels spacious and inviting. The balcony is a great extra feature and a good place to sit and relax with friends without being in... More 

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Denise R, Owner at Kirkby Stephen Hostel, responded to this review

Hi I am pleased you had a good stay. Thank you so much for takingthe time to add a review. I hope to see you or your friends again.Denise More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hostel is on the route of the coast-to-coast walk and therefore has a rapid turnover of walkers and cyclists, all of whom are near exhaustion when they appear in the evening. I came upon it by chance as a solo traveller and it was just the most fantastic and friendly place to stay. It is situated in a former... More 

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Denise R, Owner at Kirkby Stephen Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind review, it has been hard work this summer but so rewarding with so many new friends made.I hope now you are a convert to see you and your friends again. Thanks Denise More 

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