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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location and great gardens for children as plenty of space for them to run around. Have stayed in youth hostels before and have been quite happy but there was not enough facilities for the amount of people staying. Two old cookers with an old note on one apologizing for the fact it was not working and had been taped... More 

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Thank jennysen s
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry that you visited at a time when some of our appliances were awaiting repair and replacement. I'm pleased to say there is now another fridge and an oven is arriving in the next couple of days. We are looking in to parking solutions at present to cope with demand... More 

Manchester
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92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with family for 2 nights in both Teepees on a weekend to the lakes. The hostel itself is located in a beautiful building in a beautiful location. However, having stayed in a few YHAs now this was not a particularly good one. Firstly the teepees. They are certainly not glamping as they like to advertise on the website... More 

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1 Thank TravelTidge
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. I'm glad you were able appreciate our great location but I'm sorry to hear your stay wasn't as expected. Thank you for highlighting the issues you encountered and I have taken your feedback on board. More 

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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are friendly and helpful about the information around Hawkshead. The area is very quite and nice. I think people who have the holiday here can really enjoy and relax. The location is super for people such as families and friends who drive to there on their won automobiles. For people who use public transportation, it may be little... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our beautiful surroundings. Hopefully we will see you here again More 

Fife
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147 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing building being used as a youth hostel and learning centre. We had a family room for 5 which was spacious although the storage had weird thin shelves so hardly anything sat on them. Beds were comfy, bedding was cosy, lights were decent and curtains were nearly blackout. As ever more hooks in the bathroom would be helpful along with... More 

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2 Thank Gillso
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and useful feedback. We will consider the one way system idea. Hope to see you here again. More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Needed a family room in the lakes but when looking no where seemed to accommodate a room where all 5of is could sleep. And the ones that would were around £200+ a night. I stumbled across the yha hostel and for a special of £50 a night I thought 'what's the worst that can happen!!' I was so happy with... More 

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1 Thank mnsavage .
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you had a great time and we hope to see you here again! More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

3 night stay in one of the new camping pods. Great location- just outside Hawkshead so very central for lots of activities in the area, we definitely made use of our national trust membership! Camping Pod- very cosy- don't worry about being cold, lovely view of the tipis in the camping field, fire pits and wood provided (unfortunately we never... More 

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Thank Milly H
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the pods. Thanks for your feedback on the rest of the hostel too- we are working to improve the facilities we offer our guests and your comments are very helpful. We hope to see you here again. More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It's sad that a place like this, located in a fantastic environment, is so badly looked after. We stayed in room 8 and the outdoor that goes to the corridor has a big hole, almost falling into pieces. The room is smelly and looks that it has cleaned a long time ago; the carpet is filthy and the bathroom is... More 

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3 Thank Fersan
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I'm sorry to hear you feel the hostel is badly looked after. We continually strive to improve the offering to our guests and update and repair our facilities. There is no excuse for cobwebs and grease however and it's a shame that you found both during your stay. If you... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time back here since my childhood when I often visited with friends, and this time I brought my family. We stayed here for one night in a family pod and had an excellent time the pod had a double and 2 single beds and was quite spacious. Everything was available on site within 30 seconds walk,... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stat with us and we look forward to seeing you here again soon More 

United Kingdom
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91 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here before a race in the Langdale valley and it was a lovely spot, very close to Grizedale forest. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was home cooked and delicious. Very reasonably priced to stay and eat here. There is a separate little bunk barn with rooms separate to the main house which offers private... More 

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YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you here again before too long. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The camping site is very clean and provides sufficient grounds for kids to play, and adults to do their BBQ etc, I used a disposable BBQ and my family enjoyed it a lot. The staff was very nice, and the toilets had good supply of toiletries. I had already booked the breakfast, which was good, although the bacon was a... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Hawkshead is a regency mansion set in stunning grounds overlooking tranquil Esthwaite water. We are located one mile south of Hawkshead village, known as "the prettiest village in Lakeland".We offer private and family rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. Spread across two buildings, there is a lounge, games room, drying room and self- catering kitchen. We offer evening meals and breakfast, to be enjoyed in our spacious dining rooms overlooking the garden. Picnic lunches are also available for a day in the fells. We are fully licensed and offer a range of local beers, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.We have a small shop, selling a range of gifts, souvineers, maps, guides, snacks and basic food provisions for those wishing to self- cater.Our helpful and friendly staff have a wealth of knowledge on the area and can assist you in planning your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Hawkshead

Address: Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Price Range: $30 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Hawkshead 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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