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“A very good base.” 4 of 5 stars
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Kendal Hostel
118 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)   |  
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A very good base.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Being a mature couple with simple needs, we were very happy to be staying in Kendal Hostel so that we could enjoy a short break in the Lakes. The house is attractive, central, and next to a most enterprising arts centre. Kendal has a lot to offer, and is in easy reach of the Lake District. The self-catering facilities and dining room are excellent, and we much appreciated the availability of tea, coffee & milk. Our rooms were all we needed, perfectly clean and quiet. Staff are very welcoming and helpful.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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cumbria
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

this is by far the best hostel in the area.. not over crowded and good accomodation in kendal which is good access for everywhere in the lakes. the staff are extremely helpful and the facilties are excellent..so dont miss the kendal hostel when your passing through, but maybe stay a few days

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Our walking group The Sheffield Shamblers have just returned from spending 3 nights here over the double bank holiday weekend. Fantastic place, it had everything we needed and lovely helpful staff, clean sheets and comfy beds. The building has loads of character and is ideally located on the high street, plenty of shops and eating places close by. Not too far from the train station makes it an ideal choice for venturing further afield. We had a 1st class weekend !!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I stayed here in April with 3 others and we were given a large room with en suite! - the sheets were all clean and we all had comfy sleeps. There is a pool table in the lobby which is great if you need to kill a bit of time and the kitchen is well stocked with equipment and it has a nice eating area!
---thanks for a nice stay if the owners are reading---
---stay here for a hassle free hostel if prospective guests are reading---
---also worth visiting is the pub of the brewary arts centre next door where the staff were nice and the pizza was excellent

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I was greeted by a friendly guy who explained everything that I need to know, pointing out on a free map where to eat, drink etc. The room was as you would expect although there as quite a lot of room compared to some. The drying room was in the basement which was quite an excursion but it worked - what else do you want. Breakfast started early 7.30 which was great for me as I needed to press on to get to Bowness.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

We stayed here at Easter, we were staying at three YH over four days in the Lake District, this was the second one in four days of our trip to the Lakes, The hostel is situated right in the middle of historic Kendal, we chose it because of it’s location which is virtually next door to the The Brewery Arts Centre, we were going to watch Tim Booth (of James fame) doing a gig. So the location for us was superb.

The staff at the YH were very helpful and friendly but this place looks tired and needs an uplift. The hostel is in a excellent location for exploring Kendal. You will have to pay for car parking but it does reduce after 6:00pm to £1 for the night, but watch out as the car park can fill up in the evening if there is an event on at the Arts Centre.

The room was very good, with three lots bunk beds and a sink. No shower or toilet in the room, you go to the bathroom which is next to your room, and has a shower and toilet, despite the YH being full, we never had to queue for either.

A full English breakfast is available for purchase at check in, we opted for this & it was excellent. In addition there is a full self service kitchen. The kitchen is huge and well maintained and there is plenty of space for eating.

What we didn’t like – was the extremely noisy table game of something downstairs in the reception area, there is no chance of anyone sitting in this area whilst a game of this is going on.

I would stay here again, maybe not at the height of summer or on a Friday or Saturday, rumour has it there is a nightclub underneath.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

This place is very close to Lake District and hence can be easily booked during summer. The rooms are cheap but you may need to share the toilets/bathroom depending on your room type. Good breakfast and there is also a kitchen.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 118 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kendal Hostel is a converted Georgian Townhouse only a stones throw away from Kendal's town centre. Kendal is a historic market town known as "The Gateway to the Lakes" and Dales so great to use as a base or to start your adventure. The hostel is situated only 300 yards from Kendal town centre where we have markets twice weekly, traditional shops, Museums and plenty of eatery's. Walking is a great way to enjoy the area, We have many walks that start from Kendal, and also many other areas. There is a wide range of walks to suit everyone. Kendal is close to all local amenities including great transport links such as the Oxenholme, The Lake District train station that is on the West Coast line from London to Glasgow, National Express stops daily in Kendal and also we are only a mere 8 miles from J36 of the M6 motorway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kendal Youth Hotel Kendal
Kendal Hostel Lake District

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