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Chorley Lancs
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location. Great service. Good facilities. Perfect base for a Lake land adventure. We loved our stay and want to return soon. Our family room was more than adequate with great views of the lake. Thanks for a great stay.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

You're very welcome Mike, it's great to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves :)

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First things first – this is a youth hostel not a five star hotel so if you are expecting luxury then think again. Ambleside YH is right on the shore of Lake Windermere and is one of the YH’s that the YHA has spent big money refurbing, so it is less rough and ready that other YH’s, but it is...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for such a thorough review Sedgeo! We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found us to be good value for money. Our organisation recently rolled out a new menu and so we really appreciate the feedback on the food that you had in the restaurant as we will pass this on to the food and beverage team.

Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with family for one night, staff extremely helpful, great location, fabulous views from our room. Room met our needs, 2 bunk beds, shower, loo and sink. All very clean. Had cooked breakfast which was nice. Got the boat in the morning from pier next door.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

They are amazing views from the ensuite rooms arent they! It's great to hear that you found all of the staff helpful and that everywhere was very clean.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really good. Can't wait to go back. Enjoyed the time with the lake, the food was good and the atmosphere was exactly what i wanted for a weekend away. Good parking too. Will definitely be back!!

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We're really pleased that you had an awesome time Amanda :)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

No real changes since my last visit and review. + - great views over the lake, spacious dorm, helpful staff, good bus access. - - no hand-laundering facilities, the laundry machines are useless to a backpacker with 3 items to wash; shame about the car park placed between the hostel and the lake shore.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jonathan. We'd love to make the whole area between the lake and hostel a garden for relaxing in but think that there would be uproar about the lack of a carpark if we did that!

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long time since I stayed at a YHA so was very impressed with the facilities. You looked after us very well both children and parents. Rooms were comfortable and shared bathrooms were clean. Lovely views across the Lake and a good location for walks and sightseeing.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're really pleased to see that you felt well looked after and were impressed with the facilities.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the youth hostel at Ambleside with a children's rugby tour however opted to stay an additional night after the tour with our 2 children (9 and 7). The location speaks for itself and is outstanding. Rooms are small but offer all that you would need for a good nights stay. Hostel was clean, food excellent (especially breakfast)...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Love the title of your review and that we exceeded your expectations! We agree that when it comes to location we really do have the best spot in Ambleside :)

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently there on a junior rugby tour. Travelled down from Scotland and was more than pleasantly surprised with the facilities. Welcoming, clean and comfortable. Our family of five was lucky enough to be put in an on-suite room with ample room and a wonderful view of the lake. All the staff were friendly and the food was grand. Staying here...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear that you had a great weekend!

Leeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with family for one night, we had 6 adults and 3 children in our group. Everything was spot on, the room was very clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was nice, great for kids too. The reception staff gave us excellent advice on suitable walks to do with young kids. The location was beautiful...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never stayed at a youth hostel before but if they are all like this one I will again! Very clean and tidy, pillows were very flat so I'd take my own-but that's a personal preference. Beautiful outlook right on the lake edge. Dinner was very good,basic menu but very nice. The bar area I really couldn't get over,it was like...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We love it when we manage to surprise people! With everything from stately homes to camping pods, and even a castle, to explore we hope that we've managed to convert you into a hosteller :)

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Ambleside

Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: ₹ 2,191 - ₹ 12,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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YHA Ambleside Lake District
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“Ask for a lakeview room.”
Sedgeo, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view the vista is stunning.”
999kermit, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The car park is free, but spaces are limited. Park and then walk into Ambleside (around 10 minutes) to keep your spot”
anthonydjames, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms 109, 119 and 127 look like the best for space and direct lake views”
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696CraigH, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake view room is beautiful!”
Meerkatka, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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