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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Hi, Me and my friends spent the May bank holiday in the hostel, 3 nights only. We stayed in a room for 6 girls, the last night they added one more person in the room (over booking), and we had to move all our bags just so they could put one more bed. No space at all. We were 7... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was probably the worst accommodation we had on our two week cycle trip No storage for bikes - luckily the local bike shop stored them overnight No parking available Had to phone to get access to the hostel as it is unmanned Only two toilets and showers for the whole Hostel - not ideal given the amount of rooms... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The place is almost always clean (except for the bathroom at the end of the day - as you would expect, but they clean it up nicely the day after). Plenty of bread, milk and other breakkie supplies are available in the kitchen. Sharing 2 bathrooms in total between 5 rooms can require a bit of strategic planning, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Was a bit weird to have no manager etc in sight, but after we got used to it we had a great time. You have to pay in cash on arrival so make sure you have correct change. It is right next to a supermarket, train station and the tourist info.Only disadvantages was that the kitchen facilities were very dated,... More 

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Thank Rowan S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This hostel was conveniently located close to the train station. The hostel was spotlessly clean. The dorm was quiet and warm. The manager was easy to contact by telephone or email. Highly recommended. The only thing that would have helped would be directions from the train station as it is not easy to find high Street in Windermere. Had a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

A strange hostel in that it's completely self-service. But in saying that, it was a hassle-free stay.  The check in process is fairly easy but you have to pay in cash on arrival, so be prepared. The heating was set on timers so it only came in the mornings/evenings which means that if you come back to your room during... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I order original one day later , but came in earlier.. No problem ..he (Paul) told me.. With a good bed and all facilities are there, The trust in people is very high, you pay your stay in an enveloppe and drop that in a big safe, amazing how the owner trust people( Paul) I must say, thank you very... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

the room is very small, very weird as no staff will entertain u. when i came there, it was very inconvenient as the bleach smell was extremely strong. i think i came from the blanket and cover sheets. made me dizzy and spoiled my vacation. might be just our room, not sure about others. the only thing that great is... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had a private room, which was very clean and comfortable. It had a private sink and a bathroom down the hall. The location was great, very close to the train station and the High Street in Windermere. Some guests didn't clean up the kitchen as well as others, so sometimes it was left a bit messy.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good little hostel just a couple of minutes walk (downhill) from the train station. The room was a little cramped, but fine for a few nights. The shared lounge room/kitchen was always clean and had enough space for a few people cooking at once. Main problem was that there were only 2 bathrooms for two floors, and the bathroom had... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the popular town of Windermere, Lake District Backpackers has an unbeatable location. A 2 minute walk from Windermere Train and Bus station makes it ideal for anyone travelling from afar. The tourist information centre is a stone's throw away, with a host of walks to choose from all of which can be accessed from the hostel itself. We offer a warm, cosy atmosphere where people can sit back and relax after a day of exploring The Lakes. You will find: 19 beds - 1 x 6 bed female dormitory, 2 mixed dormitories of four beds, 2 private rooms (one 3 beds, one 2 beds)Self-catering kitchen (including free breakfast), Hot showers, Free Wireless, Sky TV in common room, Washing facilities, Lockers & Bike Storage, Info on guided walks & cycle hire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake District Backpackers Lodge

Address: High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $41 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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