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Reviews of YHA Ambleside

Hostel | Waterhead, Ambleside, England LA22 0EU

85.8% Overall Rating

64 out of 72 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/07/2013)

"Friendly staff, good showers, outstanding self catering facilities (the best I've ever seen at a hostel with multiple sinks/cookers/storage spaces). Also have a bar and restaurant, laundry room and several rooms to…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.81

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

*** Please note this hostel has a maximum stay of 7 days. Bookings longer than 7 days will not be refunded*** ***Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.*** *All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*

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85.8%

Overall Rating

64 out of 72 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Ambleside'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
84.8%
Safety
87.2%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is awesome

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 March 2015

Liked: The view.

Disliked: If you are a young female traveller travelling alone avoid this place. Lots of old single divorced men and I felt extremely uncomfortable... one in particular was quite inappropriate and it's just not a place you want to be alone. If it is not old men it is loads of children!! It does not have a young fun feel but a dull slightly creepy vibe. Showers and toilets were quite dirty and sadly I just didn't have a good stay :-( it probably would be better if you travelled with someone or maybe I was unlucky and just had a bad bunch of people...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Susana Machi Espejo

With my spouse / partner

City break

16 February 2015 Susana would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, comfy beds,

Disliked: The trouble was a room on the 3rd floor with heavy luggage

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good showers, outstanding self catering facilities (the best I've ever seen at a hostel with multiple sinks/cookers/storage spaces). Also have a bar and restaurant, laundry room and several rooms to sit down.

Disliked: No secure facilities in the rooms (except for 1 cupboard between 6 beds, and you have to bring your own padlock. For some reason the men's locker room was devoid of actual lockers, although quite why you need to seperate male and female lockers I have no idea. Generally it is just too expensive - Wifi at £5 per day, only on 1 device at a time and not available in the rooms is really very poor I'm afraid. Breakfast is good but many hostels will offer some basic breakfast for free. Some toilets were so tight to fit in many people simply wouldn't be able to enter! Also not much of an atmosphere for younger travellers, although this is dependant on luck I feel there's less chance of meeting people here than at other places.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy to find

Disliked: very big

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Mark Lockwood

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

09 June 2012

Liked: Good shower.

Disliked: Busy, noisy, not enough parking or common room seating. Kitchen too small.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Staff, they are very helpful Good location which is close to Ambleside Pier and bus stop.

Disliked: No air-conditioner in the room, no free wifi

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Hongye Mai

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 April 2012 Hongye would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, good for hiking, boating, biking

Disliked: Hongye left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lucelia Monteiro

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Lucelia would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION

Disliked: too many people, a lot of noisy children

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Deborah Rooke

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2012 Deborah would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff. Well equipped kitchen. Good bar with decent beer selection. Great location on the edge of Lake Windermere, with many rooms overlooking the lake.

Disliked: The car park filled up fast, so it was sometimes hard to find a space.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 February 2012

Liked: Nice view, clean bedrooms, easy to get to and easy to find.

Disliked: It was insanely crowded everywhere - like the hostel couldn't quite cope with the number of people there, but maybe with it being half term there was more people hanging out at the hostel than usual. The woman on reception forgot to take off the 10% that I'd already paid in deposits so we paid extra. - I did not realise until later. The heating in the toilets was insanely hot and they weren't that keen.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Sally Robinson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 January 2012 Sally would recommend this property

Liked: We loved the location of the hostel, right on Lake Windermere. Our room looked out onto the lake which was lovely to wake up to. As we stayed over the New Year festivities we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere too.

Disliked: It wasn't very clean in the shower and toilet areas although the room was ok.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

AMY JACKSON

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

01 January 2012

Liked: Location on the lake is perfect.

Disliked: Situated in a room above kitchen- very hot (in December ) and very noisy and smelly when cooking breakfast

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's good.

Disliked: nothing.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Can see the beautiful scenery of the lake from the window.

Disliked: A little expensive

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and friendly staff

Disliked: Price of internet use too much, showers need updating

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, right on Lake Windermere, which was beautiful. The staff were all great even the hostel was very busy at times. I would definitely go back.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ke Yang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

16 August 2011 Ke would recommend this property

Liked: very good location!

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great view, bar and resturant

Disliked: showers were a bit unclean.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

tim fish

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 July 2011 tim would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location for the Lake District and Ambleside itself. Very picturesque. Clean. Nice staff. Good parking for me and mates motorbikes off road.

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

James Miller

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location by the lake

Disliked: Minimal carparking

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: quite noisy during weekrnd

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

CHONG HAN

As a family with children

Family Holiday

19 July 2011 CHONG would recommend this property

Liked: very good location and scenery. The facility is good.

Disliked: No

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Clare Marston

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 May 2011 Clare would recommend this property

Liked: Large kitchen & dining area and lots of seating for relaxing. Our room was brilliant overlooking the lake - fabulous!

Disliked: Small car park & the restaurant stopped serving food at 8pm which is quite early if you have been out walking all day.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Clare Marston

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 May 2011 Clare would recommend this property

Liked: Fabulous location & the mix of young and old getting along together.

Disliked: Car park is quite small for the number of rooms, so get there early, although you can park in the pier car park next door overnight.