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YHA Helvellyn

2.0 of 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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41 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
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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Rustington, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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