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YHA Ambleside - Waterhead

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

81 %

  • Dorm
    From €13.88
  • Private
    From €68.01

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

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

Hostel rating (2)

81 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 91%
Security 86%
Service 80%
Comfort 71%

Green rating



Fantastic setting on lake front. Comfortable restaurant. Good breakfast. Drying room and laundry facility useful. Staff were sometimes off-hand at front desk and one fellow serving food in the dining room could have benefited from a hair-net. Supplies @ at front desk were in short supply (soap, shampoo). Within walking distance of fells.Bike rental not available at hostel but a walk away in Ambleside. Bus at the door and convenient for Windermere. Lots of bathrooms and showers and always clean.


Avatar for Angela


Wed 03 Jun 2015

Das Hostel wurde renoviert, aber ich habe wirklich mehr von der Renovierung erwartet. Die Stühle waren alt und die Farbe blättere vom Geländer. So richtig nach Renovierung sah das nicht aus. Die alten Sessel haben mir auch wesentlich besser gefallen.


Avatar for Peter


Fri 26 Sep 2014



Avatar for DAHYE


Wed 26 Mar 2014

Superbe auberge!


Avatar for Marie-Hélène


Thu 27 Feb 2014