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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   The Firs, Alston CA9 3RW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

overall this was a good place to rest in Alston (I was tired wet everything I had was out of power and I was sick of tents) it nice place with friendly staff, good kitchen and sitting, and a nice breakfast. They were especially support when I thought I had lost my card fortuntely I found it again.

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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed here with friends after walking some spectacular sections of the Pennine Way. Alston is a quaint town architecturally but it offers all you need. This hostel is well situated, quiet, comfortable, with good facilities and very friendly, helpful new owners. Their breakfast was just what was needed for another day of travel - hot and tasty.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Group of 5 of us stayed in early June. Perfect venue for anyone completing the Coast-to-Coast cycle challenge. 75 Miles from Whitehaven and on the 'near' side of the town as you approach. Lovely setting just off the road and trees for cover. Very warm welcome and good facilities including secure bike storage and racks with a laundry room too.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

5 of us stayed here one Friday night half way through our C2C bike ride. The chap at the hostel couldn't do enough for us. We arrived, locked our bikes in the indoor safe storage, we were given the keys to our rooms and then the food choices for breakfast, there is a lot of choice! We asked for a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed one night and paid £17 each. We had booked up and so we were expected. We arrived just after 6pm and seemed to catch the warden on the hop. We were left standing around for a while when she went to check if the room was ready. We got checked in and told where everything was. There was... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A group of six families stayed here for a weekend and had a fantastic time. The staff were so helpful and welcoming and the hostel itself feels like you are staying in someones comfy home with great sofas, range of books and games and very well equipped kitchen including a real coffee machine! They let me stay in my room... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Had the pleasure of staying at this hostel on Saturday the 13th July 13 during the final assault on the last stages of the Pennine Way. Great Hostel, Great manager / owner who cooked a mean breakfast. The owner having forgotten to pack our muffins in our packed lunches, loaded them into her car and reunited us with them in... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here overnight on the 20th May 2013 whilst doing the Pennine Way, location for Pennine Way walkers is perfect, the way passes a few yards away from the front door! Facilities are very good and the bedroom room was comfortable. Breakfast was up to scratch but there was a mix up over times, I was told breakfast starts at... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was an excellent hostel. It was clean and warm and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The self catering kitchen was well stocked and the meals served by the staff were delicious and very reasonably priced. I was impressed that they were happy to cook for one person and to ask me when I would like to eat.... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Fantastic....very unexpected lovely hostel. Very clean, tidy and brilliant lounge with maps and ideas for things to do. Great drying room and bike storage. Staff were just lovely, reception and breakfast chef. Breakfast was just perfect. Really rate this hostel. FAB!!!

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Address: The Firs, Alston CA9 3RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Alston 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
YHA Alston Cumbria

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