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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Would like to think I had a bit of a one off experience but I was not reassured in any way by the management. I was emailed the combinations for the front door and the private room I booked, found the property fine and signed in upstairs and found my room on the arrivals list. I wasn't phased that this...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Hi, Me and my friends spent the May bank holiday in the hostel, 3 nights only. We stayed in a room for 6 girls, the last night they added one more person in the room (over booking), and we had to move all our bags just so they could put one more bed. No space at all. We were 7...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was probably the worst accommodation we had on our two week cycle trip No storage for bikes - luckily the local bike shop stored them overnight No parking available Had to phone to get access to the hostel as it is unmanned Only two toilets and showers for the whole Hostel - not ideal given the amount of rooms...

1Thank snitch15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The place is almost always clean (except for the bathroom at the end of the day - as you would expect, but they clean it up nicely the day after). Plenty of bread, milk and other breakkie supplies are available in the kitchen. Sharing 2 bathrooms in total between 5 rooms can require a bit of strategic planning, but it...

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Was a bit weird to have no manager etc in sight, but after we got used to it we had a great time. You have to pay in cash on arrival so make sure you have correct change. It is right next to a supermarket, train station and the tourist info.Only disadvantages was that the kitchen facilities were very dated,...

Thank Rowan S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This hostel was conveniently located close to the train station. The hostel was spotlessly clean. The dorm was quiet and warm. The manager was easy to contact by telephone or email. Highly recommended. The only thing that would have helped would be directions from the train station as it is not easy to find high Street in Windermere. Had a...

1Thank Travelling2007
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

A strange hostel in that it's completely self-service. But in saying that, it was a hassle-free stay.  The check in process is fairly easy but you have to pay in cash on arrival, so be prepared. The heating was set on timers so it only came in the mornings/evenings which means that if you come back to your room during...

Thank Erika D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I order original one day later , but came in earlier.. No problem ..he (Paul) told me.. With a good bed and all facilities are there, The trust in people is very high, you pay your stay in an enveloppe and drop that in a big safe, amazing how the owner trust people( Paul) I must say, thank you very...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015

the room is very small, very weird as no staff will entertain u. when i came there, it was very inconvenient as the bleach smell was extremely strong. i think i came from the blanket and cover sheets. made me dizzy and spoiled my vacation. might be just our room, not sure about others. the only thing that great is...

1Thank MasLpl
Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had a private room, which was very clean and comfortable. It had a private sink and a bathroom down the hall. The location was great, very close to the train station and the High Street in Windermere. Some guests didn't clean up the kitchen as well as others, so sometimes it was left a bit messy.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the popular town of Windermere, Lake District Backpackers has an unbeatable location. A 2 minute walk from Windermere Train and Bus station makes it ideal for anyone travelling from afar. The tourist information centre is a stone's throw away, with a host of walks to choose from all of which can be accessed from the hostel itself. We offer a warm, cosy atmosphere where people can sit back and relax after a day of exploring The Lakes. You will find: 19 beds - 1 x 6 bed female dormitory, 2 mixed dormitories of four beds, 2 private rooms (one 3 beds, one 2 beds)Self-catering kitchen (including free breakfast), Hot showers, Free Wireless, Sky TV in common room, Washing facilities, Lockers & Bike Storage, Info on guided walks & cycle hire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake District Backpackers Lodge

Address: High Street, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: RM173 - RM226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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Lake District Backpackers Lodge Windermere, UK
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“Get a room that a person hasn't already checked into! Not next to the downstairs bathroom though as the vent is really loud”
 of 5 bubbles SSAALL, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good value for your stay”
 of 5 bubbles Damtours, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all bed/dorm rooms on ground floor, under common rooms, except room 1 upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ChilliAndGarlic, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“rooms that do not look over the car park. not good views”
 of 5 bubbles Roxby, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are pretty similar. I wouldn't worry too much which one you were in.”
 of 5 bubbles peterhX4579YZ, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
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