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YHA Helvellyn

Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with a friend the night before a 6am start for an extremely arduous race. It is a great location of you want to get straight onto the hills to walk. I was actually surprised at just how clean it was and the beds were really comfy too. The kitchen facilities were adequate and the staff were very friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine YHA hostel, with all the usual facilities, located about 1.5 miles up the valley from Glenridding village. The location is an excellent starting point for walks into the fells between Ullswater and Thirlmere. Our room was comfy and snug, the showers were good, the members kitchen was convenient, everything was clean. The evening meal was good and the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here last night in a 3 person private dorm as an alternative to camping in the rain and got such a great night's sleep. It's very much off road but well signposted from the centre of Glenridding. Really clean place, can't comment on the food but the self catering kitchen does the job if you're taking your own, plus... More 

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Swindon
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owen and his team were great. The food is great value with the buffet breakfast a perfect start to the day. Yes, it is remote. No, it does not have WiFi or mobile reception....so let your loved ones know you have arrived before you come up the track! There were plug sockets in our room when we visited last week... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed here for two nights at the beginning of September 2014. If your on foot, ( we had a car ), be prepared for a long walk, The place is about one and three quarter miles from the village of Glenridding, about three quarters of a mile up the public road from the village and then about a mile down... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed Friday To Saturday in a private 2 bedded room. Very basic in terms of amenities, literally just two beds in the room but the beds were clean and comfy. THERE ARE NO PLUG SOCKETS IN THE BEDROOMS, this is not mentioned when booking and would have been good to know. They will charge phones in reception for you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed at the hostel over a very rainy hiking weekend. We had a private double - The room was clean and perfect in its bareness, just two beds and a chair -what else do you need? Staff are all very helpful, we enjoyed dinner there too. Great prices and warming food. Breakfast was ok, nothing to rave about but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
41 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The room was quite small with just the beds. No wardrobe, sink, sockets or anything else. Just the beds so quite basic really. The breakfast was good and the staff are the best. The place however needs some work e.g the hooks in the showers need fixing.

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cheshire
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place to rest after long walks round Helvellyn and area, Clean rooms hot showers well equipped kitchen. Public phone not working for whole stay 4 days but was allowed to use landline. Nice outside veranda over looking waterfall for evening sit. Would recommend another kettle as one not enough for when full. Great location for many circular walks.

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Cleveland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been going to this Hostel for years & in a changing world this magic place hasn't.it has not been sanitised one bit .Thank you to the hard working staff we had a great stay.Long may it be there.

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