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Kirkby Stephen Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't think I've ever received as warm a welcome as i did upon arriving here. A beautiful hostel in a converted church building, it is a shining example of what an independent hostel can be. Practical, comfortable and affordable. All the facilities that a passing walker or cyclist will need are available, and the main focus of the building... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with a group of friends whilst visiting Kirkby Stephen. It's a gorgeous building, there's a little snug upstairs in the communal hall that's perfect for sitting and chatting. The rooms are a little dated, but definitely served their purpose. The lady running the hostel is friendly and helpful, we had everything we needed. There is a Co-op across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 7 with ages from 9 to 61and we all had a great time. Everything you need is provided, from a well kitted out kitchen, great communal area with stuff for the kids and adults alike, and a great family bedroom and bathroom. Denise was really helpful and friendly ensuring our stay was enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Barry W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lady running this hostel pulled all the stops out to accomodate us arriving some 5 hours after the advised closing time of the reception. Now that is what I call service. All the amenaties expected where available and the place was up to sratch re being clean and user friendly.

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Thank 418Tom
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two friends and I doing the Coast to Coast walk stayed at the Kirkby hostel about 3 weeks ago, spending a night there as a welcome change of pace from camping. It was just what we needed. A well kitted-out kitchen, a comfy communal area (which we were able to sprawl over and rest our feet), comfy and clean beds,... More 

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Thank jackmoss93
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Two night stay while touring the dales. Bargain and comfy with all you need and nice dining area. Friendly atmosphere and Denise is so so helpful as a hostess. Would recommend! Also has a drying room, area for keeping a bike and placed opposite the co-op for food.

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Thank Amy L
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice little place, good price for a hostel. Close to everything you may need: shops, pub and walking. Website said place was booked but I called up and found out there were spaces available. Denise was very trusting, welcoming and helpful.

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Thank SimonD_1987
Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I rarely put negative comments on Trip Advisor as I prefer to promote the positive but I find it very hard to see why so many people rated this hostel so high. I found the comments misleading. In my month in the UK it was the worst hostel I stayed in. The dirty / stained sheets were a real turn... More 

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Thank Michelle S
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The welcome may have been warm but the place badly needs some new bedding, bed linen and re-decoration. The linen did not look clean.I decamped to a nearby B&B as I couldn't bring myself to stay there. Downstairs shower eas stone cold and not clean. It is definitely overpriced for what it is. I regularly stay in YHA hostels but... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We stayed as part of a stag party in the village. The owner was one of the few places willing to let us stay, even though we are a group of rowdy 35 year olds. The place was lovely. All the amenities we wanted, walking distance to all the pubs in Kirkby Stephen, a Coop shop over the road. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Please understand the word Hostel, I offer buget accomadation, bunk beds with bedding provided. You can make your own meals, there is a drying room, hot showers,common room to relax in.All you need after a long day walking, cycling,traveling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Address: Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Stephen
Price Range: $54 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kirkby Stephen Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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