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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Cambridge UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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
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

Leeds, United Kingdom
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
29 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Address: Greenside Mines, Glenridding CA11 0QR , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Helvellyn 2*
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