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YHA Ambleside - Waterhead

Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22OEU, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 96%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 90%
Service 95%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 95%

A supremely stylish hostel in the heart of the Lake District offering great quality accommodation with unspoilt views over Lake Windermere.

  • Dorm
    From €17.81
  • Private
    From €117.55
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.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • 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 GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night 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 - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

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

clean bed,nice kitchen,wonderful experience

100%

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FA JUNG,

Mon 20 Jun 2016

What more could you want from a hostel stay? Thanks for the review

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Ambleside - Watterhead,

Wed 22 Jun 2016

hand washing facilities in the members kitchen

97%

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Patricia,

Thu 04 Feb 2016

Thank you for your comments

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Ambleside - Watterhead,

Sat 06 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.

87%

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Darrell,

Mon 07 Dec 2015

yes a couple of toilets are on the small side, but the showers are excellent and glad you had a wonderful stay

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Ambleside - Watterhead,

Wed 09 Dec 2015

The scenery is absolutely beautiful. It is located in front of the lake and pier to take ship is next door; it is in good location. The dorm is clean and comfortable. The food is nice and I enjoyed my stay. I would like to come again.

100%

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Shingo,

Wed 16 Sep 2015

The location is awesome , if you get up early enough there are even otters at play.

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Ambleside - Watterhead,

Fri 18 Sep 2015

Hostel seemed to be run down, for example, paint was chipping off the walls throughout the hostel. Room keys were old fashioned, and did not lock themselves. Also, all the security doors throughout the world hostel meant to keep the place secure were not even utilised. Lastly, and most importantly, there were not enough lockers to secure belongings for everyone in the rooms. Pretty bad considering foreign travellers need to secure their passports. Disappointing when compared to other YHAs.

67%

Avatar for Dominic

Dominic,

Thu 02 Jul 2015

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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