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    YHA Borrowdale

    Longthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XE, England
    011 44 345 371 9624
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    Reviewed October 6, 2017

    Stayed in a pod with the dog while doing the Cumbrian Way. this place has the best drying room I've ever been in. Me and my mate were soaked through from a day in the hills, but next day our kit was totally dry. They...More

    Thank Mark_BSurrey
    Response from Rhys M, Manager at YHA BorrowdaleResponded October 12, 2017

    Thank you for your review Mark, I am so pleased you found the hostel to be a Walker's Paradise. I am appreciate your commendations on our drying room, as outdoor enthusiasts ourselves we understand the need for a large and toasty room to dry gear....More

    Reviewed October 4, 2017

    The layout of this place is good - all on one floor. The drying room is very effective. The cook plays good dance music in the kitchen. The library contains an interesting biography of Alfred Wainwright by Hunter Davies. Staff are all really helpful, gave...More

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    Response from Rhys M, Manager at YHA BorrowdaleResponded October 6, 2017

    Thank you for a very lovely review, it is much appreciated. I will pass on your comments to our chef about their music. We do have a fine selection of books, there have been a significant amount of books written about the Lakes and there's...More

    Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

    I was disappointed with our room. Tiny wooden bunk bed that would be better suited to a child. Couldn't even sit up straight on the bottom bunk. We stayed at the yha grasmere the next night and they had far more suitable bunk beds. Obviously...More

    Thank lynda B
    Response from Rhys M, Manager at YHA BorrowdaleResponded October 22, 2017

    Many thanks for taking time to review your stay, whilst it’s disappointing to hear that you did not have the best experience with us it is often through our poor reviews that we are able to see where we could improve on what we do...More

    Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

    Stunning location in the heart of the lake district. Very peaceful. Ideal for walkers and families. Fellow guests seemed to call it a night at a reasonable hour so had a good night's sleep. No WiFi in the rooms. Would definitely stay here again.More

    Thank Jesse D
    Response from Rhys M, Manager at YHA BorrowdaleResponded September 23, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review, we generally have lovely and respectful guests stay with us, making for a sounds night sleep. I am glad we could provide you with some peace in such lovely surroundings. We are always...More

    Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

    DORM The room was unbearably hot, made sleeping a challenge. POD It was damp and everything felt wet in there, even our PJs. Cold and poor nights sleep. FOOD/DRINKS Rustic, homemade food- nothing luxurious but tasty, filling and eatable. Good selection of drinks!! Breakfast was...More

    Thank Katie P
    Response from Rhys M, Manager at YHA BorrowdaleResponded September 23, 2017

    Thank you taking the time to leave us a review, I am pleased that the most significant point is that the staff were informative and lovely, that it is great to hear. We all work hard to provide a welcoming and pleasant environment for our...More

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    July 7, 2017|
    Response from Rhys M | Property representative |
    Hello, Unfortunately we do not allow fires when camping, the camping field is a grass lawn and just couldn't take the damage. There is a river running through the grounds where guests sometimes make a small campfire. Kind... More
    Patrick S
    May 14, 2017|
    Response from Rhys M | Property representative |
    Hello Patrick, Yes you can rent towels with us, we charge £2 per towel and you can retain it for the duration of your stay. Thanks, Rhys
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