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Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
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YHA Helvellyn

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After looking around for several days, finally we found YHA Helvellyn to stay for our short Easter Break. I have read all previous reviews and was not very sure whether it was the right decision we made. However, now I can say that it was the best choice we made!! The staff was brilliant, environment was very friendly. We went... More

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Cambridge UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always with the YHA teams these guys were friendly, helpful and provided a great service. Thanks to a fairly new team ( Aaron Sarah and ? from Bury St Edmunds) that are committed to improving this hostel - so ignore the poor reviews. Whilst it is a mile or so up a rough track from Glenridding it is a... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

the welcome and the food at helvellyn was better than at the hotel we stayed in the night before which cost 3 times the amounT. fish , chips and mushy peas in homemade beer batter cooked fresh was great after a day out in the snow, washed down by good beer in the cosy bar area,perfect!

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Aaron J, Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

thaks for the nice review, we are adding some more home cooked classics to the menu for the summer hope you come back and try them out. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice hostel, good location for Helvellyn and for other mountains in the area. Bit of a drive from the road I guess. Very warm, beds comfy enough for me, very good drying room and a good selection of food if you wanted to eat there. Great for a mountaineer!

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Aaron J, Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

thanks for a nice revew. im glad you noticed we have the best drying room in the lakes! More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I visited Helvellyn Youth Hostel with Morley Walking Club in January, 2014. I loved the peaceful location, the 2 friendly lads who are running it and that the place had history. It is situated next to a river and at the foot of the ascent to Helvellyn and other walks. The bedrooms were clean and warm, with new bedding, comfortable... More

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Aaron J, Manager at YHA Helvellyn, responded to this review

thanks for a nice review. we have got rid of the old matresses now and re decorated the bar! hope to see you again soon More

Comet, Qld
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163 reviews 163 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I found this hostel one of the least appealing I've ever stayed in. The building was very tired and desperately in need of some TLC. For the price, you would be better off spending a little bit more and finding a nice B&B or maybe even a pub. Redeeming features are the remote, quiet and pretty location and the pleasant... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Helvellyn Youth Hostel is certainly not amongst the poshest YHAs but it is in a great location, has wonderful, really helpful staff, great food on offer if you don't want to be self-catering (great value for money) and because of its size, it is very homely as well. The common room (there are two) is warm and has a lot... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Chose this hostel for its appeal, fancied staying in a historic place, but, seriously, accommodation quality hasn't changed much since they had mine workers living there! The only good thing about it was the courtyard that appears on the pictures and a member of staff who tried to be helpful. Everything else was horrific: windows didn't close properly and it... More

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Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This hostel if perfectly located for the popular climb up helvellyn. There is a handy carpark wich is a short drvie up a track from the village of glenridding. The services are fairly basic, but good value for money. The place could do with a bit of slight updating. Nevertheless, YHA helvellyn is welcoming, and the good food and friendly... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here for three nights, a bit of a treck from the village, car parking available, the ideal place if you are planning a walk up Helvellyn (almost a third of the way up) The place is a bit dated, but clean. friendly helpful staff, either self catering or food available and a bar. Who needs hotel leisure facilities,... More

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Also Known As:
YHA Helvellyn Glenridding, England
Address: Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Glenridding
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