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“Stay after climbing Scafell Pyke”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of YHA Keswick

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YHA Keswick
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stay after climbing Scafell Pyke”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

4 climbers stayed on Friday 13th September . We had 2 shared rooms . On arriving by SATNAV we parked at a car park at the back of the hotel , and not realising this actually entered through the back of the hotel . Reception was helpful and good and we relocated our cars onto Station Road been given 2 parking discs . We were on the 2nd floor which can get a bit tiresome . The rooms are not en suite , which hadn't realised and there isn't a bath available at all . The room beds are firm but reasonably comfortable . I got a cup of tea from the restaurant but it took 10 mins as they the staff had problems logging a cup of tea onto the computer and then had to get change ( twice ) from reception to put in their till . The cup of tea was tasty and good value at £1.25 . We had a meal in Keswick as the location of this YHA is brilliant . This YHA needs a makeover , it does the job but needs to move on to appeal to eg Families etc . The breakfast was mediocre at a served £4.99 , and some people may a bigger breakfast for energy for the day . I would try another YHA but I don't think my 3 other climbers would .

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Phillip,
thank you for your review. Sorry you did not find breakfast good value. I will check thatw e had our full offering on that morning as most people enjoy the breakfasts. Unfortunately we dont have ensuite facilities yet. Some of the recently refurbished hostels do which is a plus.
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Damian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed in a six bed dormitory, although full I was comfortable. Place is clean, staff is very helpful, location is very close to city center. They have a secure shed for bicycles and you can access with a bicycle from the rear to avoid the steps going into the hostel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank zhadar
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Zhadar,
really happy you enjoyed your stay here at Keswick, the staff really do go the extra mile to help you make the most of a visit to Keswick, hopefully see you again in the future.
Damian
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

nice staff ,good clean facilities and the best value breakfast in the lake district.
The hostel is on three floors so this can be a bit tiring if you have washing and drying to do but there is a good drying room.
The tv does not work unless you have inside knowledge and the tumble dryer broke down when i was there but the staff are excellent and will find a way round most problems,it was a good nights sleep and other guests were considerate and as i said an outstanding breakfast.
The location is very near the town centre and is picturesque near the river and close to shops and other facilities.
The room however was very hot ,not sure why as the window was open all night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Robin H
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Robin,
will check Tv issues out. Really happy you filled up on our great breakfast. Dryer is being fixed sorry for the inconvenience.
Damian
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Aalter, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

When we arrived at YHA Keswick, we were soaked from the rain. It was very pleasant to hear there was a drying room we could use to dry our clothes and helmets. The beds were nice, but the toilet not always very clean. The city of Keswick is a lovely place, but don't forget to pay at the parkingspace.. It says 'motorcycles for free', but it isn't..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Laurien,
thank you for posting a good review for our Hostel. Will keep motorcyclists uptodate on your parking tip from now on.
thanks
Damian
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Two minute walk to the village area. Located on a river. No traffic noise. Clean rooms. Enough bedding. Self serve kitchen area organized and good.
We stayed for one night. Our room faced the river. We had a private 3 bedroom room with our 13 year old daughter. Bathroom was close and seemed private. My daughter kept using the office phone to call a horse trekking place. The staff were wonderful about it. One even came up to our room to tell us that they got a hold of them for us!! That's service.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Jenifer Thanks for the excellent review , hopefully your daughter enjoyed the pony trekking. She will probably use your paypal acoount to pay for it.
Hope fully you will come back and stay again
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Damian
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Isle of Man
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great Hostel in Keswick, easy walking from everywhere. Very clean, friendly staff, lovely setting. No Parking but you can usually find a space on the road which is disc parking but only in the daytime. We only stayed one night but will definitely use this as a base in future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kayakmanx
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keswickmanager, General Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you Kayak man for your review. Yes do come again and use us a base of operations.
Thnaks
Damian
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a great hostel sitting right on the river in the heart of Keswick. We stayed in a private room, which had a bunk bed and sink. Quite cosy but all we needed. The only down side to the room was its proximity to the kitchen which made it quite noisy.
Beds were comfy though and the hostel provides all the usual bits in the kitchen and there is also a couple of comfy lounges. The kitchen is a little on the small side for the number of people that the hostel can have staying. Cooking for a little competitive in terms of space, but this wasnt too much of an issue.
Parking is limited at the hostel as you can only park on the street. You will need a parking disc to park outside on the street (you can get one of these from reception) or further down the road you can park for free and for as long as you want.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank James2468
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keswickmanager, Manager at YHA Keswick, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your comments about the quality of your stay. The kitchen is well equippped and generally everyone works around each other. If you find it busy it could be a welcome change to try our restaurant if you visit again. The meals are good and very reasonably priced. Have a great summer.
Anne
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Property: YHA Keswick
Address: Station Road, Keswick CA12 5LH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
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Ranked #4 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Keswick
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Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Keswick 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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