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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned today from 3 nights stay here, we stayed in a camping pod, kids loved it. Was a good experience, however recommend more for summer! The main house is great and will definitely look into staying in the rooms available in the house. Games/tv room saved the day with four little ones to entertain in dark evenings. Staff couldn't do... More 

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

Hi, thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed you stay with us. We are looking in to updating the lighting on the camping area over the winter as you have suggested. We look forward to seeing you hear again in the future More 

Cumbria ENGLAND
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

After searching high and low for a pooch friendly one night pod stay, I finally stumbled across YHA pods!! Staff super friendly, great breakfast, lovely hostel and perfect little pods. We had a great stay and will be back :) The pods are lovely and cosy with beds, a futon, lights and electricity :) Thanks YHA Hawkshead for a great... More 

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Thank StephanieH21
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, I'm glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. You did have great autumnal weather for it. I hope you decide to stay with us again. More 

Liverpool
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Comfortable and cosy for a stay in Autumn. The self catering kitchen was extremely well stocked. Loved the fire baskets for a campfire in the evening. 15 min walk into the village so brilliant location. Will definitely return for another visit

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

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our great pods. We look forward to seeing you here again. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner booked a night in one of the pods for us, as we were looking to take our toddler to the nearby Beatrix Potter attraction without breaking the bank. It's been a long time since I stayed in a hostel, and I was concerned that years of hotels and room service might have left me turning up nose up... More 

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Thank Dennis C
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad we surpassed your expectations and dispelled some myths. We look forward to seeing you here next year. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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Thank wheels78
YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA Hawkshead, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on our rural location but appreciate that it is not to everyone's liking. I'm glad you will still be using YHA, even if it's not here at Hawkshead. More 

County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016 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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

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
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2016 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
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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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: $67 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Hawkshead 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Tipis are a bit grubby, maybe try a lodge?”
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“Don't come unless is just for one night and you can't find a btter option.”
 of 5 bubbles Fersan, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“The Pods have comfortable beds and clean sheets are provided, so no need to take your own”
 of 5 bubbles Imranaziz, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“overlooking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles joy211, Apr 11, 2016 | Read review
“I had dormitory 8 in the main house which was peaceful on the first floor”
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