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YHA Borrowdale

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Davido0409 Braintree, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really is a great place to stay, right in the heart of the Lakes. I was on my own so shared a room with others and is good way to exchange tips and info. The hostel itself is very well laid out, I had breakast, which was excellent value, with a wide choice. There was plenty to pick from... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for an awesome review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at YHA Borrowdale and that you found all the staff to be friendly & hard working and the food of a good quality. We hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards Chris & All the Team YHA Borrowdale More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful spot was a blissful find after a long day walking in the sun! There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the women in our dorm were very friendly and from all over the world! The facilities have space enough that you don't have to do any running down the corridor in your towel, the kitchen is big enough... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write such a fabulous review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time here (even if the WIFI was misbehaving!). See you again soon :) Chris & all the Team, YHA Borrowdale More

Manchester UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked into YHA Borrowdale after never being to a YHA centre before. The place was extremely friendly and orientated for single persons, couples, groups, and families. I always thought that YHA centres were boring and stuffy, this experience has turned my views upside down and I will be utilising these facilities again in the future. The rooms, the bar,... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for an amazing review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at our little hostel in the hills and hope to see you again soon :) Chris & All the Team YHA Borrowdale More

Bristol
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My running club booked into the YHA for a weekend away running around Borrowdale. From the first email and phone call the YHA couldn't have been more helpful! We kept having difficulties with the number of guests and they were so helpful every time I called up. We pre-booked a dinner for the evening, 3 courses for £12 and considering... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for a fantastic review, we are really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon... Dont forget the Castle Crag Tinetrial will be on again next year on Sunday the 11th of Jan! for more info keep an eye on our facebook page :) All the best Chris YHA Borrowdale More

Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful location, busy, vibrant, friendly hostel. Big drying room but so full and the day had been so wet, it could barely cope. Excellent evening meal; excellent breakfast. Lovely bar and facilities.

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review your stay at YHA Borrowdale, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay & hope the rest of the LEJOG cycle trip went to plan :) All the best Chris YHA Borrowdale More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was a little dubious at first when my daughter booked us here as my image of yha"s wasn't the best having never stayed in one before. However I was blown away by the quality of this establishment as well as the cleanliness and friendliness of the residents and staff. There is a great community feel to this place where... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for a Fantastic review :) We are all really pleased you enjoyed your stay at YHA Borrowdale and that you found the hostel to be of a good standard and have a great community feel. With no mobile signal we can feel a little cut off in the Borrowdale Valley but If you would like to stay connected to... More

UK
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in the camping pods which are like the child of a garden summerhouse and beach hut who have had an illicit fling. Whilst roomy and carpeted you need a mat and sleeping bag. There is a heater and bedside lamp and enough room to stand up. The best bit is the decking and chairs that enable you to... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for an Amazing review... The staff all loved your description of the Camping Pods :) We are really pleased you enjoyed the experience and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Chris YHA Borrowdale More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have walked the C2C and Borrowdale YHA was one of our favourite stopovers of the whole trip and we did 17 of them. We had a room for two, which was clean, warm and took all our luggage and kit. The drying room was very big and well equipped. We haven't youth hostelled for quite a few years and... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a fantastic review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. Its great to hear that you were pleasantly suprised by our Cafe Bar and that you rated our evening meal so highly of all the stops on your walk. Congratulations on completing the C2C :) We look forward to seeing you again soon Kind regards Chris YHA... More

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've stayed at this hostel several times over the years, always in a 6 bed dorm. Their shared dorm rooms are lovely compared to many YHAs - bright and fresh, with lots of windows. I liked that I could hear the beck outside whilst lying in bed. This hostel is in the most beautiful area of the Lakes (in my... More

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Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for writing an amazing review of your stay at YHA Borrowdale. We are really pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay and Its especially good to hear that you consider the hostel to be located in 'the most beautiful area in the lakes'. We aggree with you on that front! :) Also your right to point out that the... More

west yorkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a fantastic place. Comfortable, relaxed, fabulous location and best of all..... no mobile signal. Walks from the door, surrounded by fantastic views and guest bbers on draft. A real getaway weekend. We stayed in a Pod and lived it. Only downside was evening meal which was poor, but next time we will use facilities or BBQ and cook our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Christopher E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at YHA Borrowdale. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time at the hostel. We pride ourselves on offering great value home cooked breakfasts & evening meals so we are disappointed to hear that you werent impressed this time. We really want to get it right for all our guests... More

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Address: Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Borrowdale 4*
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