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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facilites. Friendly, knowledgeable and really helpful staff. Basic but clean, excellent value accomodation and meals. Unrivalled location for outdoor activities in the lake district and a gentle 3 minute walk into Buttermere for the two pubs, cafe and bus stop..

Thank Simon S
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have stayed at yha buttermere about 6 times in as many months and just find it fantastic Thanks to all the staff who made our team feel so welcome All the best from multytrades ltd See you all very soon

Thank Lee E
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great location and friendly staff ,the guy let me put my gear to dry at the drying room and the bike as well while waiting for the check in at 5, really nice and clean place I'll be back again!! there's no space or lockup for bikes but even so I'll recommend the hostel for to relax from the busy...

Thank Joao67
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very quiety and beautiful location, a well organised hostel with very friendly staffs. The rooms and other utilities are clean and comfortable. an excellent package for family. It is so close to the lake, we can go back for lunch and set off for another walk again.

Thank CiaoDaniel
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

stayed here for one nightbetween walks , bunkbeds with mates is a great way to bond , great food especially the tomato soup and friendly staff , nice lounge ro relax in and very friendly atmosphere with other travellers

Thank Paul D
Grasmere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stayed one Friday night and had evening meal and breakfast. Despite it being a busy check in with lots of guests, all the staff were very friendly, welcoming and efficient. Food was great value for money, dorms, bathrooms and lounge areas were very clean and comfy. Would recommend and stay again.

Thank hannoire
Norfolk, UK
Reviewed 19 September 2016

YHA Buttermere was a reminder of what an amazing service youth hostels can provide. Set in beautiful and remote surroundings yet near to the road, great walks and local pubs. Well appointed, clean and quiet with friendly and helpful staff. Affordable and easy to use with drying room, cosy bedrooms and lounge. The list goes on. I love youth hostels....

Thank JAhhNorfolk_UK
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at this hostel for two nights and have found it difficult to review. On the plus side: its location is stunning with plenty of walks straight from the doorstep; there's free on-site parking; clean showers with lots of hot water; and a huge drying room which unfortunately we needed to make use of! On the downside: the self-catering...

Thank mikeedeedee
Leyland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a night here with a group of friends. Booked a private room. Exactly what we'd expect from YHA. Amazing location. Didn't try the food but their staff were friendly and helpful. Great facilities. Would stay again or camp on site.

Thank linnyea
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had planned to camp but after a complete drenching in the Dales on the way to the Lakes we called this hostel and thankfully they had space in dorms. I haven't youth hostelled for 30 years and it was new to my 17 year old son too. We are now converts and joined the YHA whilst there. The facilities,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An escape from summer crowds for anyone wanting to explore this quieter corner of the Lake District on an activity break or cheap family break. YHA Buttermere is a lovely, rural retreat in an unrivalled location half a mile above Buttermere village. The hostel is perfect for walking holidays with lots of walks of all levels starting here – including the famous Haystacks. On your next family holiday in Cumbria, enjoy a fantastic meal in our restaurant, with superb views of Red Pike and High Stile. Local ales and wines are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Buttermere

Address: King George VI Memorial Hostel, Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Price Range: ₹ 4,959 - ₹ 13,852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Buttermere 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Try for a room on the lower floor, it was like an oven with four of us on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles alisonbS9924GO, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“can;t say, stayed just the once to date, but will be back”
 of 5 bubbles susansharples, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Private room was nice.”
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