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YHA Ambleside - Waterhead

Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22OEU, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 87%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 70%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 70%
Green rating 90%

Temporary changes at YHA Ambleside For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Ambleside. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can. Dorms are not currently available. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed. Lounge(s) remain closed. Dining room(s) remain closed. Drying room(s) remain closed. Meeting room(s) remain closed. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed. Bar(s) remain closed. A supremely stylish hostel in the heart of the Lake District offering great quality accommodation with unspoilt views over Lake Windermere.

  • Private
    From $37.75
10 or more people?
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Ambleside Hostel

Hostel Ambleside

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44-15394-32304

Fax. +44-15394-34408

ambleside@yha.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Windermere Lake Cruises (At or next to the hostel)
  • Lake District Visitor Centre - Brockhole (2 to 3km)
  • Beatrix Potter Experience (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Incredible location right next to lake but never enough car parks given size of this hostel - had to park about 100m away in paid parking for 3 days. Other then this, it has a superb restaurant with amazing lake views which I highly recommend

80%

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Eugene Liang Huat,

Thu 14 Nov 2019

The staffs are very nice and friendly, also very helpful. The breakfast is good. The view is super beautiful from my dorm. I recommend to upgrade the door lock.

80%

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Yuen Yi,

Mon 02 Sep 2019

We had a Great stay. The hostel was very clean and the restaurant area had a beautiful view of the lake. Everyone was extremely helpful and I felt very safe and relaxed. I would stay there again for sure.

100%

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Tyler,

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Thanks Tyler, hopefully see you again

Manager avatar

YHA Ambleside - Watterhead Hostel,

Tue 02 Oct 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
150km Manchester Airport 150km Newcastle upon Tyne Airport
Bus
100m Stagecoach 555/599
Ferry/Boat
230km Stranraer (Ferries to Ireland)
Car
Parking at hostel
Rail
5km Windermere (via Oxenholme) - British Rail

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