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Reviews of YHA Hawkshead

Hostel | Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, England LA22 0QD

77.6% Overall Rating

19 out of 24 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2013)

les forster thinks…

"It was perfect for what i wanted.The place had great character in a wonderful setting.The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much bother.The facilities were good.The food was good.The…"

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.29

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

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77.6%

Overall Rating

19 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Hawkshead'

Atmosphere
77.5%
Location
75.8%
Facilities
74.2%
Cleanliness
73.3%
Staff
82.5%
Value
77.5%
Safety
82.5%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

les forster

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 September 2013 les would recommend this property

Liked: It was perfect for what i wanted.The place had great character in a wonderful setting.The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much bother.The facilities were good.The food was good.The room was comfortable.

Disliked: To be honest thee was nothing i disliked. What you get is real value for money

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Erica Chung

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2013

Liked: for those backpackers like me, i suggest you'd better live at the YHA in Windermere or Ambleside, Hawkshead YHA is 40 min away from the train station by bus and it takes 7 pounds for each ride! besides that, you need to walk 20 min from the hawkshead village center with your luggage in hand! if you wanna go sightseeing around the lake district, there's only one bus depart from Hawkshead and runs only til 6:00pm (holiday on 4:00pm), so i personally think, if youre a backpacker or a solo traveler in Lake District, yha hawkshead would df NOT a good place to chose! but for those with kids and got cars to ride, the view and surroundings of the hostel is pretty nice!

Disliked: bad location for solo traveler!

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

Noga Stevens

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Noga would recommend this property

Liked: Hospitality, location kitchen comfort.

Disliked: Toilets

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great, friendly staff

Disliked: Not enough plug sockets in the dorms!

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

Daniel Miles

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to findgood facilities

Disliked: Cleanliness needs to be looked at

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff where very helpful and friendly! and the town near by has a lovely British feel to it with several nice pubs and shops!

Disliked: There are only 3 showers so when you all come back from a day of hiking you have to take that into account!

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

peter burns

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2012 peter would recommend this property

Liked: Stunning property with nice gardens

Disliked: peter left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2012

Liked: the building itself and the setting

Disliked: disliked the fact that for an 8 bed dorm there were only 6 keys available for the room, the bannister was held up against the opposite wall with a piece of 4 x 2 wood, the mattress protectors were filthy, the beds creaked like an old wooden ship with any movement and the self caterers were treated like second rate citizens - 50 % of the electric hobs were out of order.

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

ashwin bemby

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2012 ashwin would recommend this property

Liked: location, facilities, cleanliness, very friendly and warm welcome....

Disliked: beds could be more spacious. need more space to breath... room aiir circulation should be improved... smell of the room was not that great...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Keith Dilliway

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 August 2012 Keith would recommend this property

Liked: The location is absolutely charming, the meals were fine and reasonable value for money and it's always interesting to talk to staff and other residents.

Disliked: The rain but we're not blaming the YHA for that

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

Jan70 Cybulski

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 June 2012 Jan70 would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at YH Hawkshead was absolutely fantastic - really friendly and helpful. There is a decent variety of hot meals cooked for dinner too and the food is better than expected. All in all, a really friendly hostel at a good price.

Disliked: Jan70 left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a beautiful location but an awkward 15minute walk along the road from town.

Disliked: The acces from town.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Genevieve De Groof

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 May 2012 Genevieve would recommend this property

Liked: Located in a quiet and nice area. Very cheap Friendly staff Good breakfast not included

Disliked: Use of computers is expensive YOU NEED A CAR!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - venue wonderful - staff very good and helpfulness

Disliked: - the floor of the room and the bathroom could be cleaner ....

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the view, the friendliness, the property away in the countryside, it was just what we liked.

Disliked: nothing

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

Ke Yang

Alone

Relaxation/spa

16 August 2011 Ke would recommend this property

Liked: a very quiet place.

Disliked: nothing

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

elaine roche

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

07 June 2011 elaine would recommend this property

Liked: It was quiet when we were there which made it a lovely peaceful start to our holiday. The position was beautiful and restful.

Disliked: The bunks were rather wobbly and so squeaked a lot. Quite a few of the bed side lights were not working. Fortunately with it being quiet we were able to chose beds in the room which were relatively quiet and had a bedside light. These were minor though and we loved our stay.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2011

Liked: Nice gardens

Disliked: staff charged extra fee on arrival for not being YHA member. All Internet plus wifi is 4 pounds per hour A long walk along narrow roads from nearest town Beds hard and squeaky

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

Megan Lim

07 June 2010 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: cool mansion house right on the lakeside with lovely gardens just out of cute village of hawkshead. would be difficult to stay here without a car.

Disliked: Megan left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

31 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

08 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.