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“Fantastic weekend,stunning scenery and great atmosphere!”
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YHA Langdale
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Leeds
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic weekend,stunning scenery and great atmosphere!”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

We went for the weekend to hostel as my partner wanted to do some serious hill cycling.On arrival we warmly welcomed by the Manager who gave us details about evening meal. The hostel is located in a fantastic and the hostel is a beautiful building. The communal rooms are very relaxing and the games rooms are really well resourced.

The menu for the evening meal was great and was the breakfast was beyond what we expected! All the staff were really friendly and my children aged 7 and 10 loved the resident dog Wag.My youngest was so pleased to get a picture of Wag on his last day.

We have been to various YHA hostels across the country and this is our favourite one !

we are all ready planning our next trip there!

Room Tip: book the breakfast it's fab!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Thame
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

Our daughter and her fiance booked the whole of the Langdale Youth Hostel to celebrate getting married.They had a lovely humanist ceremony in a beautiful atmospheric hall, watched by many friends and family. The hostel was very clean and perfectly satisfactory in every way. The staff went out of their way to make everything as perfect as possible and were so very pleasant, kind, welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were superb with choices of fruit, yoghurt, full English cooked breakfast and croissants, toast, etc. Fabulous!
If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, in a wonderful part of the Lake District, within easy walking distance of the open Fells and enjoying beautiful views, you could not choose a better place. This is not a bijoux hotel but instead, the most terrific place for a 'get together' with friends who are happy to share rooms, The children of the party loved the quirky hostel and enjoyed a sense of freedom in the grounds and different public rooms. I loved the building but best of all were the helpfulness of the staff and the great breakfasts!Sleeping in bunk beds and sharing rooms with other (snoring) people was less delightful but I knew what to expect before we went.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

It s great location, with large gardens for playing in. Virtually no traffic on the road, so extremely quiet. Lovely building, with splendid and impressive communal rooms. There a games room downstairs with a pool table and huge gardens for playing. In the summer I can imagine croquet or badminton on the lawns. We ere there in September, with mist rolling up the valley, shrouding the trees with their yellowing leaves. It looked truly magical. And with the massive hills nearby, peeping out atop the clouds, it made for spectacular views in the morning. Breakfasts were substantial and provided the fuel for a good walk. The YHA location makes it ideal base for walking to Little Langdale, Great Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside and up any of the many pikes (hills) in the area. There is a large drying room, which proved essential after one very soggy walk. Evening meals were substantial and good value. And the staff aways provided friendly and helpful service. We will probably return in February to take advantage of their cheap rates over the winter months.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 1a and 1b are on the ground floor, handy if your group has oldsters with dodgy knees who...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Leeds
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

I have stayed here on numerous occasion with large groups and on my own. I have stayed in most Lake District YHA, but this is my favourite.

The hostel is set i'n stunning grounds abs the hostel itself is an ok'd Victorian house with a veriander wrapping around the front of the building which is the perfect spot for relaxing after a hard days walking.

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the evening meals are to a good standard. If you prefer to cook there a good size, well equipped members kitchen.

The rooms are very comfortable, the only down size is there is only one plug per room which is problematic in a dorm with 9 woman. Showers can be bit cold if your first one in.

Great base if your doing any walks in the Langdale Valley.

All in all a top lake district YHA.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

soo enjoy my time spent there,
the house from the outside has some strong character
with this very strong nature around, hill, lake, with the fogg coming down the hills, giving the impression of being in some mystical places... ready to see some imaginary creatures coming up the lake...
the hostel is up hill, so you have nice view, near by a lake where sweet to swim...
i have enjoyed staying there, the friendlyness of the hotel team helped me to feel fully at ease and at home....
i recommend strongly!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is wonderful place to bring a large group for a shared experience. It is spacious and robust, in a stunningly beautiful place, with friendly, flexible and willing staff. A great setting to experience and build community, AND its location allows all ages and levels of fitness to enjoy the deep peace and outdoor possibilites of The Lake District.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Bilthoven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

I stayed at the hostel with my family and we enjoyed it very much. There is a large field where the children can play and also forrest right behind the location where they can go to climb trees or go on adventure. We walked to the nearest lake in half an hour and they played there. The walk to the nearest village, Elterwater, was also about half an hour. It is easy to go on long walks, short walks, whatever fits you, it is all possible from this location.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: YHA Langdale
Address: High Close, Loughrigg LA22 9HJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Loughrigg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Loughrigg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Langdale 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Popular with lovers of the great outdoors, YHA Langdale is a rambling Victorian mansion standing in picturesque grounds between Elterwater & Grasmere. It's ideal for exploring the dramatic Langdale Pikes. Spend summer evenings on our balcony with great views of Windermere and Bowness. Enjoy cooler nights in the Great Hall in front of a roaring log fire. This friendly, licensed hostel offers great home-cooked food. ... more   less 
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