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Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad YHA. Staff friendly and good service. We have stayed many times in Ambleside YHA and this one felt a little isolated compared but easily walked into Hawkshead for an evening meal as only a mile away. Breakfast good and bedrooms comfortable enough. Nice enough but our me I will try Ambleside again when on a walking weekend... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited for one night recently and was blown away by the architecture of the house for a start. The bedrooms were great the food was lovely the self catering kitchen perfect for socialising over garlic peeling and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. I will be back for sure! Like most yha hostels I stayed in, the only... More 

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Thank pelegrinagaelach
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. I'm so pleased you had a great time at YHA Hawkshead. We will get the doors oiled soon. Looking forward to seeing you here again. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a three person pod. Pods were secure and clean with enough room for the two of us plus luggage. Three people would be a real squeeze though. The toilets, showers and self catering kitchen were great. Give the showers time for hot water to run through but they're powerful. Staff were friendly throughout the stay but there... More 

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Thank Andrew F
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in the pod. Apologies again for the mix-up with the payment of your meal. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived minus a lost suitcase to find we had somehow not booked a room the staff went above and beyond to assist us. Ended up staying in a pod which was surprisingly comfortable. Facilities all clean and up to date. Few more hooks in pod would be helpful.

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Thank Frances6401
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad we were able to help and more importantly, you had somewhere to stay. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Lakes. More 

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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted somewhere to stay while we attended a family party and thought we would give the YHA a try. The pod did the trick, warm with comfy beds. Clean toilet block and an amazing setting. Greeted this morning by grazing sheep outside the pod. Had breakfast in the hostel, it was ok. Would use the pods again, great value family... More 

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Thank XDuncs
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you here again sometime. The sheep are now safely back with the farmer next door! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a family wedding. Pleasant staff. Decent breakfast - which for us was thrown in, but probably worth the additional money if it hadn't been. The main building is in a grand style, but needing a bit of TLC. However we stayed in one of the wooden pods near the camping area - which was interesting. Ours... More 

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Thank David R
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. Your feedback on the pods is very relevant as we are looking at ways to improve them at the moment. We're also working through a scheme to improve the appearance of the buildings too. Hopefully you will re-visit us again to see the changes More 

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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well just back from two nights at YHA Hawkshead. Never stayed at a hostel before and it's a weekend away we won't forget. The hostel was in a good location, only five minute drive to Go Ape. Approx one mile from Hawkshead with pubs, restaurants and shops. Approx half a mile in the opposite direction to fishing, cafe and boat... More 

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Thank 1234emma
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to post your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate our lovely location. We are always looking at ways to make customer's stays more enjoyable, and music on the ground floor is something we will be looking in too soon. I'm sorry to hear you felt the place wasn't as clean as it... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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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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94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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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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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 

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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: $25 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Hawkshead 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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