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Goole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed in a YHA hostel with our family and can honestly say we loved it. After staying in various hostels whilst travelling in my early 20's, I wasn't really expecting much but this place is stunning!!! It was so clean, the room was lovely and warm and the views are just amazing. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and some uni friends arranged a trip to the Lake District, looking around Ambleside looked like a good bet with pubs, walks, quirky shops and close to the railway. We stayed at the YHA which was great. It is well fitted out with clean rooms, comfy bunk beds and decent showers. The communal kitchen was great, not huge but... More 

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Thank TChisworth
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We hope that you had a great reunion! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for saying that we have brilliant staff :) More 

Huddersfield
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Far better value than my May similar booking for 4 people. Service excellent - staff very helpful. Breakfast arrangements and quality very good. Observed school groups being well catered for. A great base for walking in Langdale with good public transport to other Lake District spots. Looking forward to an early spring visit.to this and other YHA venues. (Life Member)

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Thank P4844YPkeiths
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to see that you had excellent service. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right by the top of lake, excellent views and great access to the lake and ambleside town centre. Room bit noisy as not very noise proof, but value for money. Excellent self catering rooms, didn't know they've got everything until arrival. Free kids meal up to 10 for residents so bonus.

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Thank annsy2016
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to see that you think we offer value for money :) More 

Ashford
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A revisit to the Ambleside YHA because the first time was so good and now after the building changes is even better. The food is good if you need to buy it, the staff all really helpful and friendly, and the hostel itself is in a fantastic spot right on the lakeside. The only slight worry would be that parking... More 

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Thank mikes131313
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much first time that you've come back again. Due to our small car park parking can be tricky on site, but the reception staff can always point you in the direction of nearby alternatives :) More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for a night and the service was amazing. It is not pricy! The staffs are friendly, our shower bulb broke down and it was fixed immediately. Plus, our room has a great view of Lake Windermere! Definitely recommending visitors to stay here. Thanks YHA Ambleside for the lovely experience.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

You're very welcome Izzati Y, we're glad that you had a great time :) More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight. Beautiful lakeside view from bay window. Bedroom was a decent size though basic (as expected in a youth hostel). Hallways and communal toilets were a bit smelly. Bar and restaurant staff were friendly. Food on evening was of good standard and very well priced compared with Ambleside. Kids eat free. Breakfast was cheap and cheerful, but nothing... More 

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Thank MrBen66
Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, our beautiful lakeside view is currently a very lovely snowy one :) I've passed on your comment about the toilets and hallways to our housekeeping team, hopefully when you come again we will have found a solution. More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Ambleside Youth Hostel for one night in early November. The youth hostel is right on the lakeside with the most wonderful views and is a great place for anyone who enjoys walking, water sports, painting and even star-watching. The parking at the Youth Hostel is limited to say the least and, due to the car park being... More 

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Susan, it sounds like you had an action packed time in The Lakes. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back to yha stays in 20 years, this time with the family for 3 nights. Nothing to complain about, had the meals every night, breakfast was great, parking wasn't an issue, we just parked around the corner on our last day on the free car park when the yha parking was full. For the price you pay and... More 

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you and your family plan to come again, thanks for writing a review for us. More 

Godstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first return to the lakes for several years and I was part of a group doing a walk up Bowfell in aid of cancer research. So our small group had chosen here for its location and value. Both were great. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Youth Hostel but I was very pleasantly surprised. I... More 

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

It's great to hear that we managed to surprise you and that you're already planing to be back next year. Well done on your amazing fundraising efforts, what a fantastic result! More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Ambleside

Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM107 - RM489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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YHA Ambleside Lake District
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“Ask for a room away from the bar”
 of 5 bubbles A-Reel, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the Lake, accessible by bus from Windermere”
 of 5 bubbles 59sandyn, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a private room for your group as the rooms are quite small. Rooms on the front of the building have views of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles NathanWright, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“Lake view is a must”
 of 5 bubbles 726georgep, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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