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YHA Coniston Holly How

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent three nights here over a long wekeend in July. Very efficient check-in with friendly stafff. Clean, tidy, friendly and nice communal areas. I didn't try the food on offer, so can't comment on that. Highly recommended for a peaceful get-away.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we would take our 1yr old for her first camping trip. The YHA seemed like a good idea because we could cheat and use the hostel facilities. The hostel and staff were great, but the youths drinking, shouting and swearing around a campfire all night were not. I suspect that allowing fires encourages this behaviour. Looks like we need... More 

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Thank geomickb
YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, at the YHA we take all feedback very seriously. I was very concerned to hear about your recent experience. We do have a very strict policy on noise and insist on no noise from 11pm to 7am. Whilst we do keep an eye on our campsite we do not patrol this area beyond... More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The hostel is in a great location to do walks straight out the front door. My husband and I camped and very much appreciated the use of the kitchen, lounge and charging facilities that would not normally be available whilst camping. We camped at the front of the hostel where space was limited due to the 2 large tepees that... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A warm welcome from the staff. Comfortable room. Fiona made an excellent hostel provided dinner which was also commended on by four other diners. I know where to stop next time in Coniston ! Equally good breakfast, good value & plentiful making an excellent start to the day !

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Room was very basic but clean and warm. Towels and breakfast at extra cost. Too expensive for this type of accommodation even in the lake district. Staff are friendly and helpful. Reception opening hours too short even for a hostel.

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2 Thank Ronan J
YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we take all feedback very serious in the YHA. I was very pleased to read that your room was clean and warm and you found our staff friendly and helpful. We consider our prices in the YHA very competitive and good value. You booked a private room (peak period) on a Saturday night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent 3 night stay camping, facilities were perfect, staff were really helpful, food was good and really good value,stayed on the front next to the tipis, we will be going back later in the year for a longer stay on the bigger site at the back, looking forward to it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We stayed in one of the tipis here and loved it - great futon beds and very clean toilet and shower - hostel staff were very friendly and we had great home made food in the cafe- all in all a lovely stay in a lovely part of the world

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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great location and just a short walk to Coniston centre. I found this hostel a little tired and in need of a little TLC. Just simple things like cleanliness in the toilets, toilet door not closing and out of use showers. The lounge is uninviting, lights off and empty. Our stay was troubled with the late arrival of a very... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. At the YHA we take all feedback very seriously. We have followed up your feedback by deep cleaning all showers and toilets. In truth during peak periods of the evening and morning use they can sometimes fall short of our normal high standards of cleanliness. The out of use shower was in fact being refurbished... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This was my first experience of a youth hostel and I was very impressed. Clean, comfortable and good value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful and nothing seems too much trouble. We had all our food at the hostel and it was very appetizing, catering well for vegetarians. Plus great setting, warm and close to the village. Thank you... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stayed here on our second night while walking the Cumbria Way with my brother. A delightful setting with a genial and witty manager who is I fear responsible for a soulless , cold-feeling hostel with an inbuilt penny- pinching attitude. It stands in raised gardens complete with Sequoia trees and wigwams, however they are the few positives here, .A cold,... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. At the YHA we take all feedback very seriously. Firstly it is a shame you didn't bring any of this to our attention when at the hostel. We would have been more then willing to discuss any of the points you made. I'm sorry you were disappointed with our breakfast. As well as the cooked... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 150 year-old Lakeland slate country house, part of the YHA Youth Hostel network. The Coniston mountain range is on the doorstep and Coniston Water is just minutes away on foot. A the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our comfortable lounge before a hearty meal in the bar / restaurant. Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird is coming home to Coniston in 2012 and the valley is also being used for the filming of Swallows and Amazons children's book. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Coniston Holly How

Address: Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Price Range: $32 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Coniston Holly How 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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