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Reviews of YHA Ambleside Lake District Hostel

Waterhead, Cumbria, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 77%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 86%

Location 99%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 83%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 8.26USD

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.*

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Atmosphere 77%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 86%

Location 99%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 83%

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86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location is awesome

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Cleanliness, comfy beds,

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

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: easy to find

Disliked: very big

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Good shower.

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

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

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

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

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: LOCATION

Disliked: too many people, a lot of noisy children

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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