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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't stay at this YHA but had dinner here on a beautiful evening: their Lakeside restaurant is open even to non-residents, must have one of the best views of the lake ( you can sit right by the quayside). Staff are young and dynamic and happy to accommodate: Wanted a combination of foods that wasn't on the menu ,... More 

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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a night in august. The location is great with just a ten minute walk into Ambleside to the local shops and pubs. This is located next to a large lake with stunning views. The room was a large room with bunk beds and shared toilet and showers. See the view from the room in the photo

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in the school holidays and it was BUSY. But we had got really lucky with our room which looked out over the lake, and got the WiFi from the bar but not the noise. So on the wet day (there is always one in the Lakes) we sat in our room drinking tea, reading and admiring the view.... More 

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Thank IndiaGray
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, the view from the lakeside rooms really is stunning even in bad weather! I'll pass on your comments about the sausages to the chef to see if we are able to look at ordering different types. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we have stayed in a youth hostel. Excellent location right next to the waterfront and easy access to local walks and hills. Good food and friendly staff. Again, very good value and hearty breakfast. We stayed as a family with a 6 month old and have since booked again to stay. Kitchen is more well equipped than my... More 

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Thank graham07930
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We love this review, thank you so much! Now that you've discovered Youth Hostels we hope you and your famliy have lots of fun exploring all of the different types we have around the country :) More 

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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value, good breakfast, location is close to town just a ten minute walk. View of the lake is fantastic as the front door is about 50 feet from it. Parking is a bit limited at the hostel but there are areas close by that you can park for free, a lay-by halfway between the hostel and town was useful.... More 

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Thank Missing_1ink
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we hope you had a great weekend More 

Sale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time in a yha and truly excelled my expectations. The view of the lake was fantastic, plus you could order food or drink from the hostel restaurant and bar and relax at the waterfront seats. Plenty of showers and a good number of parking spaces but did all get used as it was the peak of... More 

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Thank M B
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We love it when we manage to surprise people, it's great to hear and we hope you'll be a YHA regular now :) More 

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

We stayed during a spell of great weather and it was fabulous sitting outside the hostel on the decking watching life on the water. The room was small but clean and the communal kitchen well equipped. The only downside was was we had a room on the first floor overlooking the lake. The great weather meant the window was open... More 

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Thank Verna B
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us Verna, it's been a stunning few days hasn't it! Really sorry about the smokers, I'm not sure if there is anything that we can do but I'll certainly make sure our management team have a brainstorm about possible solutions. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Good sized family room with wash hand basin . Shared toilet and shower room worked out ok and plenty to go around. Good bar/restaurant and large dining room and kitchen if you want to self cater. Location fabulous with great view of Windermere from room. Free parking. A great place

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Thank Godfather22a
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, the views from our lake facing rooms really are brilliant aren't they! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a family room on the ground floor with big bathroom, double bed and bunk beds for 4. The parking is crowded but just in front of the hotel. It was very noisy with many young people running up and down the stairs till late at night. Staff are friendly.

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Thank notfussy2012
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're glad you had a good stay and found our staff to be friendly. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to get away from the bustle and how peaceful! The prices are so reasonable we had cheesy chips and onion rings it's all we fancied. Was so lovely!! I love luxury and budget but only when either are done well and this is a brilliant place with brilliant staff keep it up! Can't wait to come again!

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Thank Missyxxx
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on having really friendly staff so love it when they get a shout out; thanks so much for your review :) More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Ambleside

Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $33 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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YHA Ambleside Lake District
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