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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is absolutely amazing! The views of Lake Windermere and the mountains are incredible.The facilities are very good, the kitchen has a lot of space and kitchen equipment to use. The staff are really friendly and everything is clean!

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with eighteen under 13's and 16 adults, I was dreading it. We arrived by coach late in the evening, the staff were great, they had our rooms sorted, we were on the top floor looking at the spectacular view, the facilities were great, had a lovely shower in the morning. The food was outstanding and the bar was...

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

From dreading it pre stay to highly recommending us after your stay....thats the sort of turn around that we like to see! Glad we managed to impress :)

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a weekend away, & self catered. Stayed in dorms, which were absolutely fine - as were shared bathrooms. Kitchen fine for cooking in, lots of stuff available to use. Great being able to sit at a bar in your slippers! (There's a bar on the front of the hostel open to public as well as hostel guests). Knowing...

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

There's nothing quite like relaxing in comfy shoes, with a pint after a long day exploring is there!

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All good even sorted out upgraded room because I had booked the wrong one I should have checked my booking helpful staff saved the day . Atmosphere was fantastic will be staying again probably for longer next time

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

We love it when we can save the day :)

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, My family was in a private room (with toilet) here during xmas time(sorry, It was some time ago and I forgot to write a review). For us, it has been a great experiences, it is a great base to go everywhere, lake is 5 meters away and mountains are around 20 minutes away. So location wise is the best...

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

Thanks for your review, we're really please that you had a great experience here. I've asked our maintenance man to have a look at the windows so that we can schedule in the repair work to fix them.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Feb half term for one night on route to out friends cottage in chapel stile- I paid £99 for a 5 bed en suite room for us as a family. No problems with room it was just what we needed double bed and bunks for kids. Private shower and loo. Very clean and well kept. The view was...

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

It's great to see that you'd recommend us - we agree that the view from our ensuite rooms is just amazing! Thanks for your feedback on the food, we've recently changed the menu and are monitoring all feedback carefully to see what improvements need to be made. Sorry about the wait you had between your starter and main course, hope...

Llanfyllin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night during Feb half term. As there were three of us (Myself, my wife and my ten year old daughter) most hotels worked out too expensive as we would have needed two rooms. We were a little apprehensive about the shared bathrooms and toilets, but were pleasantly surprized at both the convenience and the cleanliness of...

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

Thanks for your review, we're really pleased that you were pleasantly surprised by the facilities and hope that you'll come again.....and hopefully next time the weather will be better so that you wont need to use the drying room!

Manchester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and it has been good but prices seem to have risen and are a bit too steep for the basic small rooms with paint peeling. It's looking a bit tired. I realise it is a charity with the aim of helping everyone and anyone get away into the countryside but the prises don't always...

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Reception Manag... R, Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Really sorry to hear you felt the decoration of the accommodation was a poor in relation to the price. Our room prices are set seasonally to demand so are higher at peak times and lower at off peak times. We are continually decorating the rooms, corridors and social areas on a rolling basis and with...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've not stayed in a YHA for a long time and was impressed with our visit. Rooms were basic but fine and the hot water seemed to be readily available. Breakfast was great but we weren't very impressed with the other food and wouldn't eat there again. The building is lovely and liked the location on the banks of the...

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Reception Manag... R, Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments about the facilities and breakfast. Really sorry to hear you did not enjoy the restaurant offering. We have recently changed the menu and specials on offer so we really appreciate all comments good and bad as we are monitoring the feedback closely.

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, with a group of friends, as part of an exploring/adventure weekend. The staff along with the facilities were fantastic and very well maintained! The location is perfect for exploring hikes near and far. Along with having the centre of Ambleside just a short walk up the road. Shall certainly be staying here again in the...

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

Thanks Dean, it's great to see that you'll be back!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $30 - $163 (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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“The car park is free, but spaces are limited. Park and then walk into Ambleside (around 10 minutes) to keep your spot”
 of 5 bubbles anthonydjames, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“First floor rooms 109, 119 and 127 look like the best for space and direct lake views”
  • View from jetty across Windermere
 of 5 bubbles 696CraigH, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“lake view room is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Meerkatka, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“Ask a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles gregdelann, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“A room at the front of the hostel would maybe afford a view of the lake. Some noise may be experienced from the corridors.”
 of 5 bubbles drew2222, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
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