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“Not much not less... Just perfect” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Patterdale

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YHA Patterdale
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Pune, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not much not less... Just perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

A total value for money small little place. Cannot comment on the food as we chose to use the self catering kitchen. Located at a scenic location, this place is perfect for backpackers. There was no free wifi and almost no mobile connectivity! We loved that! The staff allowed us to BBQ at night... And boy that was awesome! Just a tip, if you plan to BBQ, get the meat and stuff on the way, as Patterdale has just a little village store, and you may or may not be on luck! The room was spacious n neat, staff very friendly.... Overall a thumps up!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nitha K
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I recently stayed for 2 nights and cannot fault the Hostel or it's Staff. Location is great and Staff were friendly, most efficient and helpful. Unbelievable value for money and refreshing to stay in such a lovely environment (place/staff and fellow guests included) -thank YOU!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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2 Thank EHN031
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed as a family for 3 nights but were disappointed with a few things. Firstly the dinners were poor both in quantity and quality so we opted out of having meals there for the rest of our stay. Breakfast was good though. Disappointed that there was no free wifi so we just did without until we got to the pub up the road (The White Lion). Also disappointed that there wasn't a games room and not sure what games there were other than Scrabble that we got from the reception. They had table football but it was not free so that was unused also. The toilets despite being done up recently had a door without a lock - I would have thought that it wouldn't take much to fix it. The shower had a seat that was on a spring but would only stay down if you had weighty enough things to keep it there (very strange design) but no hook to hang anything on (is that too much to ask?). John the house keeping manager was pleasant and friendly but the other 2 workers just did what they did and as far as I could see never really interacted with any one. The drying room was great. The hostel was a little cold and so I often walked around with a fleece on. The lighting in the rooms were dim to say the least. Not sure we would stay there again. Keswick and Borrowdale are 2 we have been to close by and they have nicer facilities.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ann B
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
134 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Fewer and fewer YHA properties remain these days. After the YHA sold off Derwent Water YH, this is one of the best ones left. Great base for walking and cycling. Good value for money, excellent food, bike shed too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hill-Special
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had a great weekend at Patterdale. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We booked via the Winter Warmer offer, which was exceptional value - the home cooked meals were fantastic. One of the great things about this hostel is the ample communal space for relaxing or eating. Having draught ale (Hobgoblin) was a big plus and we consumed a few pints! We will definitely be back to try more of the many hill walking routes nearby.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James C
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Just come back from 2 nights at YHA Patterdale with husband and 2 kids, using the extremely good value for money YHA "Winter warmer" deal (a family room for 4 or more with evening meal thrown in for discounted price-see YHA website for details). Reception was welcoming and noticed in huge contrast to hostels of yore it actually had a "hobgoblin" real ale handpump on the counter! Room was typical bunk bedded hostel accomodation, no frills but clean, warm and spacious ( our party of 4 had an 8 bedded room) plus plenty of storage. The winter warmer deal includes a limited menu but it was tasty and home made and excellent value ( the sticky toffee pudding was the best I have tasted and on enquiring at reception had been homemade that day). We also had the hot breakfast both mornings which again was great value for money at £4.95. The hostel is open plan so there isn't a games room or TV room, just a tv in the corner but plenty of seating areas. Our tv/games console loving kids didn't mention the tv or lack of consoles once, but loved playing Jenga and Subbuteo (there is a good stock of games and books). Personally I think YHA hostels are an excellent way of families having a reasonably affordable weekend away as unlike Travelodges etc. you have the run of the building (and gardens when weather allows!) rather than being cooped up in one room. The archetypal hostel reputation of chores and curfews is long gone, with the reception doubling up as a bar, and good clean facilities (although the ladies could have done with an extra shower, water was hot and facilities spotless). Our kids are quite lively but we were made to feel welcome from both staff and fellow guests, so my advice to families with children, why not give the YHA a try! (Especially when there are offers on!)
Patterdale itself is central to some excellent walking of all levels, from Striding Edge to Keldas and Lanty's Tarn, it has a general store and a cosy local "The White Lion" which appeared to do generous portions of good food. We are looking forward to another hostel stay before the winter warmer deal runs out in February!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank trish69_10
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Sandy, UK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Good facilities, clean, efficient and friendly. This is a typical YHA location especially suitable for walkers. This is a brilient location with loads of quality walks. The only downside is you need to book food well in advance. But fear not the White Lion pub around the corner is a great pub wityh super grub too...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alban M
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Robin_Whitwham, Manager at YHA Patterdale, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
I'm pleased that you found our hostel to be an excellent place to stay on your coast to coast walk. I hope the rest of it went equally well. Of course as well as being an excellent stopping-off point for the C2C it also has unrivalled access to the two major peaks in the area, Helvellyn and High Street, as well as being just 15 minutes walk from Ullswater.

Next time you swing by please have a meal with us - we also do great food and we're cheaper than the Lion! No need to book so far in advance - 30 minutes should suffice.
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Property: YHA Patterdale
Address: Goldrill House, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Patterdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Patterdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Patterdale 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the style of a Swiss chalet in 1971 our hostel is an iconic view from the road through the Ullswater Valley. Ideally located on the edge of Patterdale village it is a perfect base for all this beautiful valley has to offer.Situated close to famous mountains such as Helvellyn and High Street, 20-minutes walk from the Ullswater Steamers and Glenridding Sailing Centre, and less than 10-minutes drive from Aira Force waterfalls Patterdale Youth Hostel is perfect for all kinds of activities. ... more   less 
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