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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This rating is in the context of hostel accommodation and on that basis Ambleside YHA is very good. This is a BIG hostel that has a wonderful location right on the shore of the lake with great views. The hostel has good lounge and cooking facilities and a bar and restaurant area. There are a couple of good hotels and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in a lot of YHA's and whilst always cheap and good value some really don't have a very nice ambience but this YHA just has everything right. We were travelling with a baby so booked a private room and for a bargain price had an en suite with a double bed and double windows overlooking the lake-... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was perfect and the hostel was super clean. The staff were lovely. A little thing...the children's meal had some fish goujons that were so overcooked and hard that they were impossible to eat! (There was virtually no fish in them either). The food generally was a bit disappointing which was a shame. Also, on our last night, a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a family ensuite room which was a great standard. The only difficulty was that the room was VERY hot but it was summer and a fan was provided. We really appreciated the restaurant and bar at the hostel - lovely food and it made it much easier for us. Try the Revisionist Craft lager - gorgeous! The... More 

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

It sounds like you had a lovely trip, thank you for sharing it; we hope that next time you stay it's as much fun but a little cooler! More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here last week as me and some friends where Kayaking Windermere the next day. The rooms are decent enough with lots of space. We had a great view of lake outside our window. The bar area is good with lots of places to chill with a few beers. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The only down side... More 

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Thank Zizu5
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful and enjoyed the view. If you come to stay again, to avoid the corridor dash in the night, maybe think about booking into one of our four or five bed ensuite rooms - these are generally about £10 per night more than the rooms... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a few friends stayed for one night as we were passing through Ambleside. This YHA is the largest and best equipped I have ever stayed at. The facilities available and the décor was fantastic. We had a room at the front of the building overlooking the lake which was fantastic to wake up too. The windows could have... More 

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

Thanks for your review Nathan, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about your clothes still being damp in the morning; unfortunately we have issues maintaining the temperature of the drying room during the summer season as it is linked to our central heating system - if we turn this on the heating also turns on in all of the... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from short break in the Lakes. Had dinner here twice. The location is perfect with lovely views, great place to sit and watch the sun set over the lake. Food is really good value, most meals under £8 but great quality for the price. Staff are really friendly and there is a nice relaxed atmosphere (none of the... More 

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

Nothing beats a good sunset hey, thanks for your review :) More 

north
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during Summer holidays for a short break. Staff could not have been more helpful. The position on the lake is breathtaking - the views that you can enjoy at breakfast are unbeatable. The on site cafe/resturant does excellent food as well in lovely surroundings. Brilliant hostel experience.

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

Thanks so much, it's lovely to hear that you had a great stay with us :) More 

newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a 2 day break in Ambleside We have visited the Y.H.A. Bar on many occasions, defiantly would recommend for a low cost meal and drink, with Friendly Staff, Set on the Lake with a view any Hotel would very much love to have, Please get passed the idea it's Y.H.A. The food is as good as you would... More 

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Thank martello16
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out to our staff, we think they're great and it's always nice to hear our guests think the same :) More 

Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I had dinner here and found it to be vibrant and buzzing with a good atmosphere. Set on the edge of the lake gave great views where the meal was fresh, well portioned and low cost. The wine is also really great again at very good low prices. For those on a budget or just wanting a more... More 

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Thanks Sarah! 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: $32 - $117 (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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