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“Good Base for Peak District Jaunts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Ravenstor

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YHA Ravenstor
Ranked #4 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Base for Peak District Jaunts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights to go climbing in the local area over the bank holiday weekend. Staff were very helpful and friendly before and during our stay.

The Hostel is great value and provided a peaceful base used by families and adult groups. The rooms and facilities were basic but acceptable and provided a comfortable night sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport
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197 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to this hostel recently with some friends, had a pleasant stay in clean rooms, we were on the top floor so had a long trek to the toilets. Very pleasant staff, good quality evening meal, although very limited amount of veg. Had a pleasant and decent breakfast. Have a bar with a good selection of real ales, stunning location, brilliant staff. Cannot recommend this place enough. Would also be great for families.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

We arrived to a very friendly welcome that was much appreciated after a long drive. It's a beautiful house in lovely surroundings. The food was good quality and had good local beers. The rooms & facilities were of a good YHA standard and the fellow hostellers were friendly and the children (other people's) were a joy to have around.

The location is perfect for Peak District walks out of the door. We'd recommend the circular walk calling at Cressbrook Mill, Monsal Head, Little Longstone (the chapel has help yourself tea & biscuits), Wardlow Mires, Litton and Tideswell Dale.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Arrived late afternoon on cold February day. Coal fire in the hall and a very warm and friendly welcome. Bedrooms were clean, good atmosphere in the hostel with lots of families, and plenty to do with lounge, games room etc. We went 'night orienteering' around the grounds as they have a marked-out orienteering course - great fun! The hostel has a wonderful setting overlooking the Wye Valley, and there's so much to do. The Monsal Trail is particularly good for safe and easy family cycling, especially now the tunnels are open. Great place, will return.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark R
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

we stayed 1 night after a concert in Buxton. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. the breakfast was good value and a good choice of hot and cold food. The staff were first class and friendly. The place has genuine character and i would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

What a beautiful mansion surrounded by the Mother-Nature! We stayed in a big family room with bunk beds and a sink in the room. The toilets and shower are in the corridor, but there is enough to support the rooms at each floor. The cleaning is not perfect but acceptable regarding it is an old big house. Perfect for families and little ones that like walking. There is a restaurant but if you like to cook for yourself it is possible as well with a kitchen for guests. The view from the bedroom was amazing! Autumn with plenty of colors!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

YHA Ravenstor is well positioned, East of Buxton and surrounded by a good selection of trails. It's located a fair distance from its nearest towns and as such offers a perfect vantage point for stargazing (we even caught a shooting star).

We stayed for 1 night and were served well by Joe on the front desk who presented a very concise knowledge of the local area and hostel.

A stocked bar was a welcome addition, as were the inclusion of multiple individual shower units - we didn't have to queue once despite the hostel being at capacity.

For a peaceful - not to mention very affordable - night's sleep in the beautiful Peak District, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: YHA Ravenstor
Address: Millers Dale, Buxton SK17 8SS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Buxton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Ravenstor 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Ravenstor is a National Trust property set in 70 acres of its own grounds with stunning views over the Peak District National Park. There is plenty to do from cycling, rock climbing, walking, visiting local villages or just chilling out! We are a 71 bed hostel in a large country house with lovely open fires, parquet floors and great views. We serve hearty home made food with a passion. ... more   less 
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