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“great base for walking and relaxing afterwards!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ambleside Backpackers

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Ambleside Backpackers
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“great base for walking and relaxing afterwards!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

lovely backpackers with friendly and helpful staff. i was there with Glasgow hillwalking club, so it was great to have a large, cosy lounge to relax in and a well-equipped kitchen with eating space to socialise in while we cooked. highly recommended - we will be back!!

Room Tip: dorm 9 in the attic is a little chilly if you go to bed after the heating is off!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Maeve W
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

I have just returned from a fantastic stay at one of the best Backpackers around!
The facilaties are top notch for such a reasonable price, why some people gripe then all I can say is, pay a fortune to stay in a B&B and see if you get as good a deal!!
I met Adam duty manager on arrival, and a world of information followed. Nothing was too much trouble.
I also met the owners, what a nice friendly couple they were.

I can not wait to return1

Many thanks

Les Hughes

Room Tip: Contact management to discuss your requirements.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank leshughes
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UK
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87 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

Great location only 1 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. Great value and possibly the cleanest rooms and bathrooms I've seen in a hostel. Clean bedding also provided. I wouldn't hesitate to come back here if I return to Ambleside. My only minor issues were that we booked a private room for 6 people but ended up in a room for 8 with 2 others, and that we were given the wrong access code to get back into the hostel - this resulted in one of our party having to wake the one of the owners!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Beaverman33
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Glasgow, Scotland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

It's a good place to stay. The location is convenient - central, but off the main road - it's clean and the facilities are good. Seemed to be a mix of older hiker types and younger backpackers. Decent atmosphere, without being too much of a party hostel.

One major negative, however, is that the place is closed during the day. I arrived in the afternoon and, as nobody answered the door, I had to lump my bag around with me for about 4 hours until I could check in. Not ideal. They could also do with lockers in the rooms - I doubt you'd get any shifty characters staying in a place like this, but it would still give a bit of peace of mind for the more paranoid travellers like myself.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank blank_frackis
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

Location provided easy access to Central Ambleside but there was no parking available, strict times to be out of the room when they were allegedly being cleaned, soap was never replenished in the communal toilets and only 3 showers per floor.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank TravellerAmbler
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Additional Information about Ambleside Backpackers

Property: Ambleside Backpackers
Address: Iveing Cottage Old Lake Road | Iveing Cottage, Ambleside LA22 0DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Ambleside
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,661
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Ambleside Backpackers Lake District

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