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).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lake District Backpackers Hotel Windermere
- Lake District Backpackers Lodge Windermere