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Northwich
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped for 1 night with 2 adults and 3 young children. Food was great, especially breakfast. Within easy walking distance to Coniston village. Friendly staff and well equipped facilities. Would stay again.

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated and we are very pleased you had a great stay. Hope to see you again! More 

Wales
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

From making the initial enquiry direct with Holly How the staff were very accommodating and flexible as numerous changes where required. On arrival after a longish wait to book in the staff again very accommodating, the meals were great value and we look forward to returning

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I recommend this YHA location. Myself and my friend wanted somewhere to stay in Coniston to attempt Fells ant "The Old Man" All the staff were so welcoming, friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. The lounge, dining room, were comfortable, showers and toilets spotlessly clean. No mean feet with guests coming in from a long day... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated and we are very pleased you had a great stay. Hope to see you again! More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great for a budget stay in the Lakes, good food and friendly staff. I was in a room of six which was clean and comfortable. A short walk from central Coniston. If your used to hostel life I recommend this one.

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated and we are very pleased you had a great stay. Hope to see you again! More 

Liverpool
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95 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I haven't frequently stayed at YHA for over 30 years and chose to stay here for a quick trip to the Lakes. Weekday prices for YHA members is unbeatable at £10 (£7 for Members). Holly How is half a mile from Coniston center and is well positioned for a number of walks. You stay in a shared room of 8... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated and we are very pleased you had a great stay. In addition to great value Supper club meals we also do amazing breakfasts @ £5.75. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We camped here for three nights over August Bank Holiday weekend. The hostel is very well situated in quiet countryside, ten minutes walk from Coniston village centre which is amply supplied with good pubs and restaurants. The hostel is very comfortable with large lounge and dining areas and they provide evening meals and breakfasts if you want them. There is... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, its much appreciated. We took your advise and have two brand new larder fridges in our self-catering kitchen now. Contacting us to discuss your pitch size would be much appreciated. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived last minute due to some unfortunate weather flooding us out of camping near by. The chap who greeted us was amazing. Got us booked in and set up and was a fantastic antidote to two stressed out and weary campers. Currently lying on a very comfortable bunk, warm, dry, and happy 😊 So the review: Reception... Amazing. The guy... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

I am so pleased we could help you out and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope you will continue to use your new membership and stay in more Hostels. See you again soon! More 

Bootle
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Brought the granddaughters aged 10 and 6 up from Oxfordshire to the Lakes for the first time and thought we'd give them the whole experience with a nights stay in a traditional youth hostel. We checked into the hostel early evening, the staff on arrival were friendly, welcoming and informative. We were directed to our four bed family room and... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your first stay. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Spent three nights here over a long wekeend in July. Very efficient check-in with friendly stafff. Clean, tidy, friendly and nice communal areas. I didn't try the food on offer, so can't comment on that. Highly recommended for a peaceful get-away.

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Thought we would take our 1yr old for her first camping trip. The YHA seemed like a good idea because we could cheat and use the hostel facilities. The hostel and staff were great, but the youths drinking, shouting and swearing around a campfire all night were not. I suspect that allowing fires encourages this behaviour. Looks like we need... More 

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YHAConiston, General Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, at the YHA we take all feedback very seriously. I was very concerned to hear about your recent experience. We do have a very strict policy on noise and insist on no noise from 11pm to 7am. Whilst we do keep an eye on our campsite we do not patrol this area beyond... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 150 year-old Lakeland slate country house, part of the YHA Youth Hostel network. The Coniston mountain range is on the doorstep and Coniston Water is just minutes away on foot. A the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our comfortable lounge before a hearty meal in the bar / restaurant. Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird is coming home to Coniston in 2012 and the valley is also being used for the filming of Swallows and Amazons children's book. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Coniston Holly How

Address: Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Price Range: RM93 - RM702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Coniston Holly How 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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