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Elterwater Hostel

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Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on Monday 11th July and was welcomed by the owner who proved to be very friendly and helpful whenever we exchanged with him. We stayed in a private 2 bed room and the beds were comfortable, the room was a decent size and the bathrooms were clean and well maintained. The morning breakfast was good and set us... More 

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Thank Leonard8890
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. It is a very nice walk across to Wasdale through superb mountain scenery Cheers, Nick More 

Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed at this hostel on the 2nd July 2016. We arrived at 3pm but the reception only open at 5pm, so we make ourselves a cup of coffee while waiting at the lobby. The room was very comfortable. It has a drying room where we can dry our shoes and get our laundry done. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a week and really enjoyed it. The staffs are incredibly friendly, generous, and helpful. Its dining service is one of the most reasonably priced in the area. Location is great -- surrounded by good views, easy transport, and within walkable distance to Grasmere. The place is very clean and well organised, with convenient self-service facilities (i.e. kitchennette).... More 

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Thank 490yukil
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review It was lovely to meet you Best wishes Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've spent a weekend with friends at Elterwater hostel recently and had an amazing time! The staff are super friendly and welcoming, the place clean and spacious and the location just perfect, close to some beautiful hiking trails and very peaceful. Kitchen facilities are excellent if you want to self cater (though the breakfast is pretty good) and they also... More 

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Thank silviaschiavinato
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us. Much appreciated and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay Cheers Nick More 

Buxton
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Spent a great couple of days here last week, weather was brilliant, food great value, breakfast kept you going during the day if you get hungry whilst walking you can get a good packed lunch.. Nothing negative to say loved it.

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Thank margarmacc
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit Cheers Nick More 

Derbyshire
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I was recently lucky enough to win 2 nights at Elterwater Hostel with a group of friends, what a treat! The accommodation is set in the most fabulous scenery with views of the surrounding hills from the garden. The Hostel is spotlessly clean, facilities in the kitchen area are top notch if you wish to self cater. We opted for... More 

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Thank Peakdistricta1
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see any of you again soon and feel free to bring the great weather back you Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a fantastic stay here - great breakfasts, very clean, amazing shower, friendly and helpful staff. Its in a great location too - lots of different walks right out the front door , a lovely local pub 500m away - it was all great. Highly recommended!

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Thank lindsmcl
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I had a great weekend in the lakes district with a group of friends. Elterwater hostel is in an ideal location close to some great hiking trails and walking distance to a couple local pubs. Charlie and Andy were super friendly and helpful during our stay and cooked us a great breakfast. I would definitely recommend a visit if you’re... More 

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Thank Adelaide_wilk
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Cheers Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here recently as part of a group of 12 and had an amazing time. Staff are really friendly and welcoming, hostel is very clean and feels homely and cozy. The self-catering kitchen is very well-equipped if you want to cook your own food and the breakfast is really good (choice of full English or vegetarian). The surrounding area is... More 

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Thank Susanna L
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Oops!! Sorry I missed this. Thanks for the great review and apologies for my tardiness in responding. Cheers More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stayed there recently as a group of 12 people and had a great time. The hostel is brilliantly situated just a couple of yards from mountain paths or the great local pub! Charlie and Andy made our stay very smooth and cooked us nice breakfast. We also enjoyed the great kitchen to cook dinner, all in the very quiet... More 

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Thank Jerome H
ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and apologies for not responding sooner We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you all again soon Cheers More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elterwater Hostel

Address: Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd | Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX, England (Formerly YHA Elterwater)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Elterwater
Price Range: $49 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elterwater Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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