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YHA Skiddaw House

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Morar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience of staying in a hostel (I've managed to avoid them for 48 years!) and I have to say it was a good one. Suzy was very welcoming and there was only one other lady in my room. The facilities are great but it's the location that makes it amazing - not a house or road...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First things first. The location is as fantastic as the views are breathtaking. You are only 3.5 miles from a road but the sense of space and freedom is amazing. We Stayed there as part of our walk on the Cumbria Way. Not being a 'hostel regular' I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was so good! OK the...

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SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

Ah that's lovely, reviews like these make our day!

York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In years to come places like Skiddaw House will be replicated in museums. I felt like I'd been transported back to my youth c 1980 and almost expected to be allocated a chore in the morning. Thanks to all involved for keeping it going and as it is. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Don't bring: - Indoor...

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SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

Thanks for such a thorough review Paul, I'm sure this will be useful for other guests. We're glad that you enjoyed the traditional hostelling experience here; perhaps we'll think up a chore for you next time!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our third visit was as good as the last two. An excellent little hostel, and still stocking vegan foods in it's store. We benefited from Martin's expertise about walking conditions in the fells to the North-East and avoided getting into the bogs beyond Great Calva when out for the day. As ever we were sorry to see the hostel disappear...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here last weekend with friends and I cannot speak highly enough of it. The building and grounds are gorgeous, inside and out; location is breathtaking (there is no better view of Great Calva, almost volcanic from the front door, see photo!); the service is faultless, so warm and welcoming. I will 100% be be back before long. Definitely...

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Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I booked Skiddaw House for a weekend in Jan with friends, and what a fantastic time we had. Suzy and Martin were brilliant, friendly, helpful ...and good fun. The whole place is very clean and beds are very comfy. I can not recommend this place enough. Thank you...we'll be back :)

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Thank Chloë J
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived after a day's walking across boggy fells to the welcome sight of Skiddaw House. We sat outside enjoying the views before letting ourselves in to the house. Shedding our boots we were greeted by Martin, given a warm friendly welcome and invited to make hot drinks whilst we waited for the official opening time. The Accommodation was great.....

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've been telling the members of our walking group about Skiddaw House for ages and last weekend I finally got the chance to take 14 of them up (including 7Footloose who has posted the review below mine) there for the night. They all loved the place and here's some of the comments that they've posted on our walking group website...

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Hexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night with a group of 15 people. After a long walk over Souter fell and Blencathra the sight of the hostel was a welcome one. Suzy and Martin were perfect hosts. Very organised and keen to make sure we all had a great experience - which we did :) We had perfect weather and no night polution...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Having walked passed many times I finally decided to book a night at Skiddaw House. How glad am I that I did? This is a wonderful place with a magic atmosphere that comes from knowing you're miles from civilisation. Suzy and Martin are great hosts who instantly make you feel very welcome. Can't wait for my next visit.

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SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this review

Thanks Glyn! See you again in a couple of weeks!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're looking for some peace and quiet then YHA Skiddaw Bunkhouse is the perfect location for you. Standing in a traffic free valley, between Skiddaw and Blencathra, this former shooting lodge and shepherd's bothy, complete with coal and log fires, is the highest YHA bunkhouse in Britain. It offers simple but comfortable accommodation in the beautiful northern fells of the Lake District, surrounded by moors, valleys and breath-taking views. This unique 22 bed bunkhouse offers a truly rural retreat for walkers cyclists and those wanting to escape the pressures of modern living and get away from the crowds in the towns of the central Lake District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Skiddaw House

Address: Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
YHA Skiddaw House Keswick, Lake District
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