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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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145 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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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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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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100 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A fine YHA hostel, with all the usual facilities, located about 1.5 miles up the valley from Glenridding village. The location is an excellent starting point for walks into the fells between Ullswater and Thirlmere. Our room was comfy and snug, the showers were good, the members kitchen was convenient, everything was clean. The evening meal was good and the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped here last night in a 3 person private dorm as an alternative to camping in the rain and got such a great night's sleep. It's very much off road but well signposted from the centre of Glenridding. Really clean place, can't comment on the food but the self catering kitchen does the job if you're taking your own, plus... More 

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