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YHA Helvellyn

Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights while on a sailing course at Glenridding down the road. Sure, the place isn't a palace but it's everything I needed: clean, warm and accommodating, with good food too. It's a mile from the town, so make sure you turn up with a few supplies or, like me, you might have to have a... More 

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halifax in england
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53 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night on 31-10-2015. First of all the staff were very friendly. However this place isnt cheap, the room smelt of damp as did the corridor. The walls are paper thin and you just cant get any decent rest. There is no wi-fi, infact its so far out of the way, you cant even get a... More 

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Thank Ronnie M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Always a lovely stay here. It is down quite a bumpy long track but the journey is worth it for the location half way up a mountain. Dark skies at night are great, and it is only a 15 min walk down to a nice local pub. Lovely place to stay if you are going up helvellyn as you are... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A collection of buildings originally built and used by the lead mine that once dominated this valley. Seemed much bigger on the inside than it looked on the outside. Approach is via a road that become progressively worse the further up you go, but quite passable by car. Plenty of parking. Although the site is high above Glenridding there isn’t... More 

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Thank Dean A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The hostel is rather far along a bumpy road, and I did wonder if I was going the right way in the taxi at first! From my arrival the staff were lovely and friendly. No wifi, but in the end it didn't matter with the lovely location. Perfect way to forget about everything and enjoy my weekend away. Bed was... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

At £23 /night for a dorm you'd expect a pretty decent stay. Unfortunately, this hostel hasn't been updated in years and takes no pride in itself. With an obvious stunning location, it seems a shame the management are content with poor accommodation standards and cleanliness. No Wi-Fi Most doors don't shut properly or slam closed at night Small and packed... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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