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Elterwater Hostel

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The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. There is a local Co-op in Chapel Stile and a choice of pubs locally. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Durham Tees Valley Airport105 km
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just stayed with 12 friends (average age nearing 70) for the third year running and have booked for the same mid-week next year. Booking is for sole use of the hostel so we have the place to ourselves and we can all have a bottom...More

Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed here twice now, found the staff to be nothing but friendly and accommodating. Great local knowledge and will always stop for a chat. Clean rooms, brilliant location in case you fancy a cycle up Wrynoss and Hardknott Passes 😁 would highly recommend

Thank NevNarinder
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review... nb... ride over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes isn't for the faint hearted! ;-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its over 50 years since I stayed in a hostel, so a bit apprehensive, regarding our 2 night stay. However from the moment my wife and I arrived, could not have been more delighted. The Elterwater Hostel, is wonderfully located near the centre of the...More

Thank rogerwmorris
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks fo rthe great review... maybe the start of many more years staying in hostels?? Cheers Nick

Reviewed 5 October 2018

We have been returning to this gorgeous independent hostel at least once a year for well over 10 years, and are happy to sleep in bunk beds and to share a washroom , because it’s in such an idyllic part of the Lakes, staff are...More

Thank Mirandawoods
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review Hope to see you again Cheers Nick

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Went on a trip here as part of a friend's birthday - the staff were great and very helpful and the place itself is great. The hostel is close to the Brittania pub which was a bonus! The self-catering kitchen was really well stocked and...More

Thank LizzieRuth1
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the great review Indeed... after a scorching summer, everything has returned to 'normal' and the drying room is in regular use again! Cheers Nick

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15 February 2017|
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Response from ElterwaterHostel | Property representative |
Hi Emma Thanks for your interest in the Hostel. There are a number of options to travel by Train or Bus/Coach from Manchester to Windermere or Ambleside in the Lake District. From there the best way to get to the Hostel... More
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"Try and book the ensuite, large, with a choice of beds"
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"Book early to avoid disappointment "
11 Aug 2018
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"Riding and walking straight from the door destination of choice"
27 Mar 2018
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"We had an ensuite family room sleeping up to 5 on the ground floor but try a room with a view upstairs."
11 Sep 2017
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US$ 47 - US$ 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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