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Greenside, Glenridding CA11 0QR England See on map
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar/Lounge
Free Wifi
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just getting to this hostel is an adventure. The drive up to the hostel from Glenridding is up a perfectly usable track, but you need to go slowly. Remains of old lead mining gear abound.A volcanic outcrop looms over the car park. This is mountainous...More

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Response from Aaron J, General Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. The track is a little rocky but as you say with a steady drive up all is ok. see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst in the lakes checking out the miles without stiles wheelchair friendly walks. The drive up the mountain was bumpy, but the views made it worthwhile. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms were basic...More

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Response from Aaron J, General Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for giving us a review, Glad you found the place to be clean and tidy and enjoyed our bar. see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a single night with my son and had the best nights sleep in months (possibly due to the walk up Helvellyn!) Room was clean, dinner and breakfast were excellent but the main thing was that the location was beautiful. The pictures of the...More

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Response from Aaron J, General Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. glad you enjoyed our mountain location with your grandson. See you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideally placed hostel for ascent of Helvellyn. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Self-catering kitchen is well equipped and fairly spacious. The bar serves excellent local beer after a long walk.

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Thank John P
Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 3 weeks ago

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and couldn't agree more with your assessment of the location. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for walking in the hills, bit of a Treck to get there but very peaceful location. Communal spaces a bit limited and the doors very creaky but the staff are friendly and very helpful. Don’t expect Wi-fi or phone signal and you won’t be...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 3 weeks ago

Being 1000ft up Helvellyn means we have an idyllic location which is perfect for the mountains but not so great for modern technology. Only Vodafone works in the valley and our WiFi is limited as we are two miles from the nearest exchange. Hopefully, you...More

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YHA Helvellyn is a traditional hostel in a unique location - 963ft up the third highest mountain in England, in the most beautiful national park in the UK! It is an ideal base for starting your adventure ...More and the perfect place for peace, quiet and easy access to scenic landscapes for walking holidays, activity breaks and school trips. The hostel is good for mountaineers and walkers with the Helvellyn range literally on the doorstep. Mountain bikers will also be entertained with the longest downhill ride in the country from summit of the mountain! In the winter months there is a ski slope with a drag lift 40 minutes walk (or ski) away from the hostel and we are the closest accommodation to some of England’s greatest snow and ice climbing. There is also plenty to do for those that wish to relax or have children with them, with plenty of low level and less strenuous walking starting right from the front door! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Family Rooms
Price range
$24 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Helvellyn Glenridding, England
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Family Rooms
Price range
$24 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Helvellyn Glenridding, England
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Glenridding
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Karen M
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Property representative |
The YHA has many dog friendly sites in the lake district, unfortunately Helvellyn is not among them. We are a small hostel in a remote livestock area and we do not currently have the facilities to cater for dogs. I hope this... More
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Redwidow
June 30, 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Hi! We close the front door at 11 pm, but there is a doorcode that we give you at reception so you can get in after that. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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FolkestoneJane
March 8, 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Sadly not! Only vodafone sim cards get signal here. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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"Get a double if you can."
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"Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!"
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"As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away your..."
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"Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!"
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