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Reviews of YHA Hawkshead Lake District Hostel

Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 79%

Location 86%

Safety 85%

Staff 91%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Linen Included
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 7.82USD

Important Information

***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: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 79%

Location 86%

Safety 85%

Staff 91%

Value 85%

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97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: It is a beautiful property and the kitchen is very spacious with lots of cooking equipment. Our 8 bed room was massive with a huge window and modern bunk beds.

Disliked: The staff were so friendly and helpful, one morning my friend and I enquired about where to eggs and the gentleman at the front desk just gave us 4 from the kitchen!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

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

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Hospitality, location kitchen comfort.

Disliked: Toilets

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
26 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great, friendly staff

Disliked: Not enough plug sockets in the dorms!

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Easy to findgood facilities

Disliked: Cleanliness needs to be looked at

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
20 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Stunning property with nice gardens

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
19 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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!

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

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...

Customer would recommend this property

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