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YHA Windermere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at YHA Windermere campsite and found that it was fairly overpriced for what it was. Is about a 20 minute walk from the nearest shop or pub and a 40 minute walk to Windermere. The views over the lake were incredible and the actual campsite was fine although the grass was very long. The camping facilities were fine when... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled with friends and shared a four person private room, which was clean and pretty comfortably. Used their self catering facilities as well (the restaurant kitchen was kind enough to lend us some salt, pepper, and oil), which were pretty extensive. A tip if you stay here is to wake up early and enjoy the sunrise out in the garden... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Bike storage didnt appear to be safe - they provide a key for residents only, but the shed is located a way from the main building in the lower carpark and is decorated with 'lock it or lose it' posters and accessorised by a couple of locks that had been cut right through. Negatives: I don't think that YHA offers... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This visit was down to providing kayak safety cover for the great north swim at Windermere. I have stayed at the hostel many times before and have enjoyed it immensely. This time round the staff were accommodating and managed to get me checked in very quickly whilst dealing with lots of other people. Even given my late arrival (bang on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

As a whole the youth hostel is great, however we decided to have a evening meal and take advantage of the under 10's eat free offer that we saw by the entrance (image below.) Clearly states under 10's eat free The food was of a fair standard, however when came to paying we were told that the only free children's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I camped here for two nights. Location is 5*. Quiet yet 15mins walk to convenience store. 5mins in car to Windermere. Views stunning. Downside is the actual site. Grass not kept short. Hard to get pegs in. Not much flat ground. BUT the upsides are the views of Lake Windermere! Great to be able to use indoor toilet/showers/drying room, Wi-Fi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

YHA Windermere is tucked up in the rolling hillside that surrounds Windermere rather than in the centre of Windermere itself - whilst this suited us perfectly - it's worth bearing in mind when deciding where to stay. The property is referred to as 'High Cross Castle' on Ordnance Survey maps and the National Trust property, Town End, is about a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We only stayed 1 night on a UK roadtrip. We thought the facilities were great, I really liked the phone shelf/plug socket/lamp for the bunk beds, genius idea. I was a little apprehensive about shared bathrooms but they were clean and always free when needed. The grounds were lovely with great views of the lake and really peaceful. We added... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great Place to be in. Stayed there for 4 nights with family and Friends in their private room. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Gave us tips of place to see around. Would definitely recommend and visit again some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hostel on a hill, with a great view. The hostel had a Nice atmosphere and i regret i didn't stay there longer. I liked the hostel had a bar. There is also a restaurant but unfortunately i arrived after 10pm and the kitchen was closed. Breakfast was good.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lake District is a truly beautiful part of the world but like many amazing places, it can get busy. If you want to get the best of the area without jostling with the crowds, head to Broad Oaks Country House Hotel. However, if they are full, then may as well stay here at this YHA. Only 2 miles from Windermere town centre and offering panoramic views, this spectacularly situated hostel is a real gem. There's a lovely pace of life here - great if you want to unwind. We recommend you take a walk through the large wooded grounds and look out for the wonderful inhabitant wildlife. At the end of the day simply relax and enjoy gorgeous sunsets with a drink on the terrace. You may love the mix of old and older as this diminishing hostel offers some of modern facilities to possibly ensure a reasonably comfortable and 'okay' stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Windermere

Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $35 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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YHA Windermere Lake District
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