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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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232 reviews 232 reviews
34 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Rustington, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Superb location next to a babbling brook good value & good quality food, excellent choice of ales. Great base for the Helvellyn walk as it cuts off over a mile from starting in the village. Only a 15 min walk to the nearest pub. My only gripe is the state of the toilets in that one cubicle had a broken... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you have an image of a youth hostel in your mind then this is the one for you. Although the reception and dining area look like they have been modernised the rest of the hostel has a way to go. The self catering kitchen was very small, there was a lack of kitchen equipment and overall it was not... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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13 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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

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Address: Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Helvellyn 2*
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