YHA Ambleside is on the edge of Lake Windermere, host to a variety of water sports and overlooking the nearby Langdale Pikes.

The Ambleside hostel has a modern bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales. Book a stay soon and be sure to take advantage of the highlight of the renovation work – the decked terrace overlooking Lake Windermere. Bike hire is available at the hostel.

Ambleside is fast becoming the adventure capital of Cumbria, right in the heart of the Lake District. It’s perfect for walking, water sports, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. The hostel boasts a commanding location on the shores of Lake Windermere with breath-taking views over the lake, the Langdale Pikes and surrounding mountains. Buy tickets for cruises and Mountain Goat tours from reception. The village has plenty of shops and two cinemas.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sports & Activities
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



hand washing facilities in the members kitchen


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Thu 04 Feb 2016

Excellent value, great facilities. Only fault would be that the toilets are extremely cramped,the shower on the other hand was excellent,hot and spacious.


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Mon 07 Dec 2015

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Thu 04 Feb 2016

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yha restaurant

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Thu 04 Feb 2016