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Review of YHA Windermere

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YHA Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

YHA Windermere benefits from a fantastic location with beautiful views. The hostel is very clean and well cared for. The staff are particularly welcoming and friendly and we were extremely well looked after during our stay. There's good space to sit and chat with friends (old and new) after a day out on the hills. In a private room, we had such a comfortable night's sleep, and were set up for another fantastic day in the hills by the excellent array at breakfast. I look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

It's always nice to be greeted by a friendly member of staff at the reception desk. Our private room was beautifully clean, with comfortable firm beds and an en suite bathroom so big that we nearly got lost in it. One particular highlight is the stunning view from the eating area. The hostel is also surrounded by great walks, with a spacious sitting area and drinks available to purchase for post-exercise relaxation. The hearty packed lunches, available to order from reception, kept us going during our 6 hour hike the next day. In a nutshell, YHA Windemere is a friendly hostel and great value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This place is really nice. But wi-fi very expensive..even if ur mobile has unlimited internet there is no signal..food n beer very cheap..but nothing for free except maps n reception..u cannot walk from windermere to this place if u have bags or luggages..take a taxi for 7 pounds or take 555 bus from windermere..but still u have to walk..i preffer taxi..forget 7 pounds...during the winter time u must stay @ hostel before 4pm..bcoz walking from main road to hostel is a nightmere n risky...thanks n enjoy.. Last thin..staff is friendly n as well as u can meet good ppl...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thorpe le Soken, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed at this youth hostel,not for the first time and was not dissapointed yet again.Good clean accommodation in a youth hostel in stunning location overlooking Lake Windermere.Very clean,friendly staff will visit again

Room Tip: Any room is good esp looking over the Lake
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is just a magic place to stay in the Lakes District. Our room had views over the lake, as does the self catering dining room. You can call in and have tea and cake from the hostel dining room/bar if you are just passing by. Lovely bedroom and bathrooms. Beautiful building, with a warm inviting atmosphere. Friendly staff who helped us no end, recommended and booked our next YHA. We met some great fellow travellers here too. One of the treasures in our 3 week drive around the UK. Great place from which to explore the Lakes District. eg. Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture "Taking a Wall for a Walk".

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CSS333
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Bridport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We had a brilliant time at this hostel. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was good, the hostel was really clean and the veiws were amazing. This is our first experience of taking our toddler to a hostel and he absolutely loved it. There were even some toys to play with and everyone was so kind to him. Our room was big enough for what we needed and there was plenty of storage. We are lookinig forward to visiting other hostels now that we are members, and, if Windermere YHA is anything to go by, we are going to have some brilliant short family breaks in the next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah D
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Lichfield
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Had a weekend stay here in October and loved it.
Came up on a Friday night and had a journey from hell, but was very pleasant to see a well stocked and reasonably priced bar to destress.
Rooms very tidy and clean and quite spacious.
Toilets / showers clean.
The staff were very good to say the least - friendly, well mannered and very helpful.
The breakfast was superb for the money - make sure you book this as it really is worth having, especially when you go trekking afterwards.
Stunning location and the surrounding areas worth exploring.
We had a car, bur only used it once as we walked most places and caught a bus back on one occassion.
Good lounge area to relax in as well.
Overall - well worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: YHA Windermere
Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake District is a truly beautiful part of the world but like many amazing places, it can get busy. If you want to get the best of the area without jostling with the crowds, head to Broad Oaks Country House Hotel. However, if they are full, then may as well stay here at this YHA. Only 2 miles from Windermere town centre and offering panoramic views, this spectacularly situated hostel is a real gem. There's a lovely pace of life here - great if you want to unwind. We recommend you take a walk through the large wooded grounds and look out for the wonderful inhabitant wildlife. At the end of the day simply relax and enjoy gorgeous sunsets with a drink on the terrace. You may love the mix of old and older as this diminishing hostel offers some of modern facilities to possibly ensure a reasonably comfortable and 'okay' stay. ... more   less 
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