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Reviews of YHA Windermere Lake District Hostel

Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 87%

Location 79%

Safety 91%

Staff 91%

Value 88%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 8.16USD

Important Information

Please note - All bookings made via agency for more than 16 people will be cancelled and your deposit may not be refunded.

From 1st of April our standard breakfast price will increase from £4.99 to £5.25.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 87%

Location 79%

Safety 91%

Staff 91%

Value 88%

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86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: location, the house itself is a intresting

Disliked: shower was weak :\\

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
09 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good view from the top of the hostel. The price is quite reasonable as YHA membership gets 3 pounds off per night. The room is clean and the lounge is quite.

Disliked: The facilities in self-catering kitchen are very few. No oil or sauce. There is no lights on the path to the hostel. The newest bus stop is 30 minutes' walk away.

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: The outside view

Disliked: The property is too far and as mentioned the rooms are too small.

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: sceenic

Disliked: no street lamps

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: beutiful views

Disliked: no street lamps on the road outside

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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!

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
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49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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.

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