Our first visit. We are a group of four that meet annually for walks in the Lakes. We had previously stayed in bed-and-breakfasts but the hostel was a pleasant change and an experience that we all agreed we would be happy to repeat The welcome is warm and sincere, the staff are very knowledgeable about the local area and keen to advise if needed. The hostel has been renovated by the new owners, including two new showers that were perfect at the end of the day's walking. The hostel is clean and inviting and retains it's Lakeland charm in a tranquil setting. The room was tidy and the beds comfortable with fresh linen (don't forget a towel). The breakfast was excellent, packed lunches were available for a nominal sum, if needed, and a perfect mixture of drink, sandwiches, fruit and snacks for a day's walking. We had already pre-booked our evening meals in the Britannia Inn nearby (3 minute walk) but food is also available at the hostel if pre-ordered. The bar stocks local ales and the lounge is comfortable. At the hostel, Wifi is available but a little patchy, as is the mobile phone reception (the Wifi is fine in the lounge and reception). Parking is a couple of minutes walk away but it is possible to unload and load at the hostel itself. There is a drying room but thankfully we didn't need this as the weather was kind to us. A restful break and a warm welcome, thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elterwater Hostel Lake District