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Reviews of YHA Windermere

Hostel | Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Lake District, England LA23 1LA

85.8% Overall Rating

22 out of 24 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/03/2014)

Alex Gilman thinks…

"Great value for money and staff extremely helpful. The only downside is it's quite out of the way, I drove so that wasn't a problem personally. But on the positive side of its position, it was a very…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.47

What's Included

  • Linen

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85.8%

Overall Rating

22 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Windermere'

Atmosphere
86.7%
Location
75.0%
Facilities
83.3%
Cleanliness
94.2%
Staff
89.2%
Value
82.5%
Safety
90.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alex Gilman

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money and staff extremely helpful. The only downside is it's quite out of the way, I drove so that wasn't a problem personally. But on the positive side of its position, it was a very peaceful area.

Disliked: Alex left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the character of the building and the views down to the lake -

Disliked: Rather skimpy tatty duvets on beds - could do with getting some fresh ones, Also the booking times. Cant book in till 5pm (very late compared to other hostels I have stayed at). Out by 10am. Does it really take 7 hours to sort rooms. I worked in a hotel and everything had to be done by 2.30pm.

100.0%
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Chloe Metcalfe

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Chloe would recommend this property

Liked: sceenic

Disliked: no street lamps

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beutiful views

Disliked: no street lamps on the road outside

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

Michael Elliott

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 September 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: While I rated the location only average, that's mainly because of the sheer trek from the station at Windermere to get to the hostel. The location is fantastic, every morning waking up to a different view of the fells with lake Windermere peeking in to view, sometimes clear, sometimes with low hanging cloud giving it an eerie sense of foreboding. Peaceful and well located for those odd nights where the sky is clear, laying the entire universe bare before you (I saw seven meteors and two comets on my last night alone, plus a couple more on the second night). Spectacular. The staff were also tremendously friendly and helpful, and the food and drink was well priced and adequate for what I needed.

Disliked: Simply the hike up from the main road (where the nearest buses stop) after a long day walking in the fells... could have done without more hill walking after a day of doing serious hill walking!

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The view was amazing, the location very convenient, and the staff were really helpful. Rooms were basic but good value for money, and exceptionally clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

kelly Sharpe

Alone

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

25 April 2013

Liked: The view

Disliked: I feel YHA's have become out of touch with backpackers and people traveling in their 20's. It really is only suitable for families and school groups. The location of the hostel is misleading and hard to get to if you don't drive, the facilities they provide are expensive, preference was given to large groups staying in the hostel over individual travellers comfort.

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

Hannah Ashwin

With a large group / tour

Visiting friends or family

31 January 2013 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: The views are stunning. The staff are very friendly and easy going.

Disliked: When we arrived the electricity was out and they didn't provide us with any lights. We had to go out and buy our own lights as the place was dark by 4pm. I suggest they purchase some lamps/ torches etc. to give to customers to use in these situations, as I'm sure this is not the first time the electric has gone off and it probably won't be the last.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, warm, friendly and great facilities

Disliked: Small kitchen if a lot of people were cooking but because of the catered facility this should reduce the people self catering.

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

Tony Corbett

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2012 Tony would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much everything, great staff, clean, warm, welcoming. Quite some way from the town, but everything you need is available when you arrive, including reasonably priced meals and a bar.

Disliked: two of us in a four-bed room, was a bit small, and would have felt overcrowded if more guests in the room, but very comfortable with just us

100.0%
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Katherine Dixon

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 October 2012 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Loved this hostel. We stayed in a private room of 4 (number 11). The view was fantastic from our room and the dinning room, the facilities were clean and the whole hostel was very nice. I'd say you need a car if you're going to stay here and the doors shut at 11pm, so not great if you wanted to wander into town for a drink, but the hostel has its own bar and the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. They also do dinner and packed lunches. There's also a petrol station and reasonable sized shop at the end of the road for supplies.

Disliked: The 11pm curfew - didn't bother us for our short stay, but wouldn't've liked this long term. Would liked to have been closed to town but the view in the morning more than made up for that!

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2012

Liked: Cheaper accomodation

Disliked: Everything else... - Its not at Windermere. Its near Troutbeck. - Its 18 Min walk from Troutbeck Bridge. - Rooms are too small. - No facility for double room. - Not ideal for family / couple. - Breakfast and other food too expensive.

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

Rebecca Collins

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: It was a beautiful hostel with an amazing view. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: There was limited light in the showers, Internet is quite expensive and if you are not driving then it is quite a hard and long walk from the ttrain station especially if you have luggage with you.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely location and breathtaking views. Friendly, helpful staff.

Disliked: YHA rule that you can not consume own alcohol but buy theirs which is sold at commercial prices.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Neall

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 January 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place. great dorms and a bar onsite

Disliked: The location, it is quite hard to find in the dark.

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

REHBAR KHAN

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 REHBAR would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, excellent service, very friendly staff, clean & tidy and it has all kind of facilities.

Disliked: The beds are very old and make sound too much if u even slightly move. We were scared the whole night that it might break anytime. It was scary. Those need to be changed immediately.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located in quiet, nice area, on the hill. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Disliked: No Internet connection, only one terminal available, poor (if any) mobile reception. Lacking atmosphere and character.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Man Song

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 May 2011 Man would recommend this property

Liked: The location is on the top of a small hill, although it takes 10 minutes walk to main street, the view is wonderful and it is so quite!

Disliked: The heating facility was stopped at night. In mid April, it was still quite cold at night. Bit of surprised!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff when I checked-in was really helpful. He told us the best site to sightsee the sunset and provided us with the map. Thanks a lot!

Disliked: The shower room cannot be used on my first night there. But was satisfied to find out it can be used on the next morning

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a really nice hostel with lovely views. very clean and showers were great.

Disliked: The location is average. If you don't have a car don't stay there as we had to take a taxi to and from places everytime which was annoying. There are lovely views but its too far out. The fact there is no free wifi was also annoying, 98% of hostels have free wifi.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

22 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff. Clean and comfortable. Double pillows, clean sheets.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb terrace views from its hillside setting. Quite and secluded but only a 10min walk from a regular bus route travelling to the major towns on Lake Windermere. Clean, tidy and newly refurbished. Free bike shed.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.