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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights in a family room in August. The hostel is perfectly situated for mountain walking in the Helvellyn area and great views all around. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and dining and living area very clean and comfortable. Our bedroom (four bunks) was very small and had no storage space whatsoever including not a single hook... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed at YHA Helvellyn for a couple of nights earlier this month. The location is the best! Right at the foot of Helvellyn, which is a guarantee for amazing views at any time of the day, rain or shine. First things first :) The staff is really friendly, helpfull, hard working and will help you with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good youth hostel, pretty busy. Big, well needed drying room. Good food but portion size was small after a day climbing mountains. Good setting below Helvellyn and good base for exploring the mountains.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Used as base for Dof E expedition. The location is straight onto the fells.Access - see review "great people". Comfortable beds, snuggly duvets. Eating in is wonderful (especially breakfasts), but members kitchen is quite large; decent range of beer / wine too. They need to look at chairs in lounge & dining room !! Staff helpful and cheery - we... More 

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Wylam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Enjoyed the drive up and the self catering kitchen was ideal. Good amount of space in the fridges and nice staff working there. Lots of really good places to walk straight out of the hotel. Nice homely atmosphere. Walls were quite thin though, but its a beautiful place so I dont care!

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Bromley Cross, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fabulous place to escape to, no signal or Wi-Fi cover! Just a beautiful location and excellent service and facilities. Perfect position for any of the lakes to walk, run or just enjoy being near to. Excellent food on offer as well as the usual self catering kitchen...

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were taken aback when we realized the hostel was a mile up a degraded mostly unpaved road described on the YHA website as 'suitable for cars and minibuses but not coaches'. This is possibly true but a little scary in a Micra so be careful and keep to 5 miles per hour. Other than that, which we got used... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

we arrived completely dripping wet after walking over from Keswick. We were directed to the drying room and were able to remove our waterproofs. The rooms were perfectly adequate, clean bed linen and warm radiators which were much appreciated! showers were hot (but my 2 friends had used different showers and reported freezing cold water). The evening meal was a... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Loved it here after a long days walking, warm welcome, lovely setting, great food and drink at great prices, cosy sitting room and bedrooms one of the best nights sleeps I've had in a hostel, would highly recommend it, the staff are very helpful and make the place a great hostel

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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