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Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is written after a stay by 37 runners for 1 night. Whilst the hostel has the appearance of an old building, internally it was probably gutted and rebuilt about 40 years ago with some upgrading since. The trouble is that it is no...More

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
2  Thank hotelchris
Response from Aaron J, Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we’re sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations. YHA Helvellyn is a historic building which was adapted into a youth hostel, we can appreciate the communal areas are not as large as our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just walked 17 miles and come down from Helvellyn at about 8pm, all we wanted was to sit down and have a good meal. We were welcomed straight away to the hostel by the great hosts, and the chef cooked us a supper despite...More

2  Thank joeldriver
Response from Steve R, Public Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 3 weeks ago

We are really glad you had a great stay here on Helvellyn, as that is what we are here for. After a 17 mile walk we thought you deserved some jam sponge and custard! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So peaceful and welcoming. What a great couple of days we've spent here at yha Helvellyn. Thank you to the lovely staff. Room clean. Lovely comfy duvets. Warm and cosy atmosphere. Thank you so much. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank rachel1232015
Response from Steve R, Public Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully when the sun is out!

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We arrived late afternoon after a day of walking in the lakes. We were met by the staff at reception who were all very friendly and helpful. Rooms were basic, nowhere near to the standard of Ambleside YHA, but the beds were comfortable. We were...More

2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great position exhalant staff Very wet good drying room Same food in all YHA about time to alter the menus. Thinking of doing self catering some of the time.Wanting long reviews is wasting my time won,t fill any more in !!!!!

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Redwidow
30 June 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Hi! We close the front door at 11 pm, but there is a doorcode that we give you at reception so you can get in after that. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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FolkestoneJane
9 March 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Sadly not! Only vodafone sim cards get signal here. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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Khlorobb
15 February 2016|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
No problems there at all and didn't spot any ghosts. Did you speak to the staff about it?
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"Get a double if you can."
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"Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!"
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"As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away your..."
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"Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!"
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