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“Pathetic excuse for a hostel”

Lake District Backpackers Lodge
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Lake District Backpackers Lodge
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“Pathetic excuse for a hostel”
Reviewed April 7, 2005

Well, it was clean and the beds were comfy and THE shower was good. And it is 100m from the train station, whcih is handy. However, this is a minimalist hostel that I imagine violates all sorts of regulations. For example, there seemed to be only one exit (no fire escape). 1 shower for 21 people (would have been 2 if the other was working). Toilets in the same room as the shower so often no access to a toilet. A small kitchen with four seats. A TV room/social area like a doctor's waiting room (without the magazines). Very cramped rooms. And they charge you higher rates than those painted on the door and advertised in the kitchen. If there wasn't a shortage of accommodation over Easter we'd have been out of there. (I haven't given it one star because it was cleaner and felt safer than some London hostels I have stayed in).

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PFletcher, Paul Fletcher, owner at Lake District Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review, December 13, 2007
I am sorry you were not completely satisfied with your stay. We have since your stay installed a new bathroom. I assure you the place has been properly fire asessed and we have in place all the right fire regulations and proceedures. I'm sorry you didn't find the lounge to your liking, but many of our customers say it is cosy, homely and friendly atmosphere.
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Property: Lake District Backpackers Lodge
Address: High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the popular town of Windermere, Lake District Backpackers has an unbeatable location. A 2 minute walk from Windermere Train and Bus station makes it ideal for anyone travelling from afar. The tourist information centre is a stone's throw away, with a host of walks to choose from all of which can be accessed from the hostel itself. We offer a warm, cosy atmosphere where people can sit back and relax after a day of exploring The Lakes. You will find: 19 beds - 1 x 6 bed female dormitory, 2 mixed dormitories of four beds, 2 private rooms (one 3 beds, one 2 beds)Self-catering kitchen (including free breakfast), Hot showers, Free Wireless, Sky TV in common room, Washing facilities, Lockers & Bike Storage, Info on guided walks & cycle hire. ... more   less 
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