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YHA Patterdale

Goldrill House, Patterdale CA11 0NW , 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at YHA Patterdale in a dorm room over the Easter weekend. I've stayed there once before and loved the location. Great for walks around the area including being able to do Helvellyn from the hostel but without the remoteness of YHA Helvellyn as me and my friends like the option of a pub to walk to if we want... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

In the coldest months of the year this hostel is only open at weekends so the Friday night was rather chilly (there was snow outside), especially in the annex which had a slightly damp feeling. I was very glad of my hot water bottle and, once it had warned the bed, the duvet and extra blanket kept me comfortable all... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a small and friendly hostel beautifully located in the Patterdale Valley which despite the YHA's Senior Management is surviving and offering a good service.The location is near to hill and lake walks around and above Ullswater. The commitment of the Manager keeps this hostel's customer service level on track but more needs to be done to upgrade the... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for staying and taking the time to review us. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay here in a very unique hostel. I agree it would be a great location for a 70's retro party. I hope we see you again in 2015. More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I had a great time working and living in this hostel. It felt like a home right away! Definitely a place I could live in. I loved it! I miss the place a lot. It's a shame the hostel is sold to a different company!

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Hi, glad you enjoyed your time here, we enjoyed having you here! We hope we see you again. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We decided to stay at the Patterdale YHA due to its proximity to the excellent fell walking nearby! The location couldn't be better, with Helvellyn and High Street right on the doorstep! We were greeted with a warm welcome from Jim, who happily stayed on the reception desk late as a lot of guests (us included) were stuck in traffic.... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. As you say if you want to come to the Lakes to walk then you couldn't ask for a better location, so many good walks from the hostel! I'm glad you enjoyed breakfast, we think it's a pretty good deal for £5. Just to... More 

Ashton in Makerfield, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Camped 2nights on wibbly wobbly field, access to all facilities inside hostel with the option to cater for self or buy food. The kitchen was busy but managed fine as plenty of cutlery,plates etc.. Perfect drying room. Plenty of dining and lounging areas. We did not feel pressured to have to purchase food which, on occasions, we do feel that... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, I thought you were very brave camping! Pleased you felt comfortable here and the hostel provided everything you needed. We hope we see you again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My family and I stayed at Patterdale for 2 nights (Oct). The setting is wonderful, but I completely agree with sparklepenguin that the standard of this hostel leaves a lot to be desired. Our room was damp, the carpet was threadbare, the furniture in the room was cast offs from some other use and the some of the brick walls... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review us. I appreciate your feedback and have been working to resolve the issues you have raised. Certainly the self catering kitchen has had a deep clean, all of the hobs and oven are fully working. The Tv has also been fixed and the heating has been turned down.... More 

brighouse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

With a group of 60 university students, staff and outdoor coaches we had a one week stay with support and lots of help from the start. Food often goes budget with groups but here we had three courses of delicious food and seconds available for our hungry students. Food quality was great and catered for a variety of personal needs.... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Hi Andy It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us. I'm delighted to hear everyone enjoyed the food and there was plenty of it. Patterdale is a wonderful venue for large groups - we've got another one this week! I've passed on your comments to staff who will be pleased to hear their efforts were noticed. I... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I stayed here for a night on my coast to coast journey. It came highly recommended from a friend who'd stayed 12 years previously. Unfortunately things have gone downhill since then. I stay in a lot of hostels and don't expect them to be luxurious. The hostel seems to have suffered a lack of investment over recent years and is... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I agree that the hostel has suffered from a lack of investment over the years and certain areas of the hostel need improving. I have a plan in place for maintenace work over the winter that will help. I'm sorry to hear you felt your room was damp, we always try... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is clear from arrival this in a fantastic location so close to many nearby places of interest. I do not see why the YHA have decided to sell off this hostel, when with the right amount of cash inflow it could look stunning once more. I guess due to central budget the facilities are not being cared for in... More 

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jim380, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Really pleased to hear you enjoy your stay with us so much and the food was good. If you happen to stay with us in the future and there is something specific that you would like for breakfast then we will always try and cater fo you. It is an amazing location, there are so... More 

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