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Reviews of Kendal Hostel Lake District Hostel

118-120 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 93%

Safety 85%

Staff 94%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 2.62USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 93%

Safety 85%

Staff 94%

Value 87%

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Anonymous
22 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Communal facilities excellent. All very cosy.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Central location with good facilities and friendly, helpful staff.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
07 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Friendly atmosphere from the moment you arrive. Comfortable relaxed lounge area & well-equipped kitchen.

Disliked: Bedroom much too warm (in October!). Heating on full and controls on radiator not working. Coupled with a plastic covered mattress this meant a very poor night's sleep unfortunately. Left window open only to be woken by heavy traffic from around 7am.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly and very helpful, great location, clean and safe.

Disliked: Nothing. Just fabulous.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
24 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Excellent manager.

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
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43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I liked the cat, and it was close to an interesting independent cinema.

Disliked: Can't check in or even get into the property until 5pm, so if you arrive beforehand you are stuck carrying all your luggage until the employee finally arrives at 5pm. The check in itself wasn't easy because she didn't have the right information, so I had to show her my confirmation e-mail to show her what I booked. The hostel was not clean. Overflowing trash cans, hair on the floor, but most distirbingly there was no soap in the entire hostel. Think about it, no soap in any of the bathrooms, which means that every single patron uses the restroom and walks out with dirty hands. It was disgusting. Also, in one bathroom the lights didn't work, and the other bathroom didn't have any toilet paper. The bed I picked didn't have a pillow sheet or top sheet, so I had to take one from another bed that wasn't being used. The promised wifi wasn't there, even in the common room. She recommended I use the cafe's wifi from next door, but it was so weak in the hostel it was useless. The dining room floor is tilted and sloped down, if you put something round on the table it will roll.

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Anonymous
23 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Central location, plenty of information abour what was on in the area.

Disliked: Unfortunately it was not that clean - it could have done with a good vaccumm and clean in the bathrooms. We were unaware that the owner had a dog and cat on the premises which in teh common roomwas fine, but not up in the halls and aroundthe bedrooms.

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Anonymous
03 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: The atmosphere,friendly staff and the pool table.n

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: I love the fact it is in the high street and everything is near to the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
26 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: The lady who runs the place is absolutely lovely. She was very helpful and made sure that she put our two groups close together. One of our group dropped out last minute, and we were not charged for that person also. We had a brilliant time and we would all certainly stay there again.

Disliked: No problems with anything.

Customer would recommend this property

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