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YHA Skiddaw House
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a great family stay at the hostel - warm welcome - cosy fire - sheltered from the elements and a great base to explore. Rooms very clean and tidy and well looked after. Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in - will definitely go again.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a great place ! Fantastic location, we were so lucky with the weather, when we arrived we were made very welcome and that continued for all of our stay, brilliant walks right at your doorstep, rooms very well laid out and comfortable, good bathroom facilities, cosy lounge with fireplace adds to the atmosphere, handy shop for a well earned beer, would recommend staying here if your walking the Lake District and hopefully I will get the opportunity to stay here again

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Long walk, through a beautiful valley. Like a set from an epic medievalesque film.
The house looks like Heathcliffe might live there. But Suzy and Martin are gentle welcoming people. The house has been rebuilt with sheeps wool insulation, then the old roof put back on top. Our bedroom was warm, dry, and homely. Bathrooms are shared but they are clean. There was no wifi, a plus for us. There were real fires in wood burners. All necessary facilities to cook were there. pans, crockery, cutlery and about...16 hobs! It was full but we didn't have to que to cook. It looks like Mrs. Tiggewinkles place inside. The food sold was good quality stuff in tins and packets. There's an honesty box for tea and coffee, which is provided. Love it forever.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank cherry b
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SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks Cherry B. It's also been compared to the Weasleys' house from Harry Potter!

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 for 3 miles. Everywhere you look, you just see the beautiful Lakeland landscape - and sheep! We stayed here as part of the Cumbria Way Mountain Route and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 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 accommodation is basic but once the fire got going it was warm, spacious and very welcoming. Martin and Suzy are a really friendly young couple who run the place well and are clearly passionate about this most special place. Buying food (and wine) from their in house shop lightened our rucksacks and the DIY catering was fun. Showers and beds were good too. Best of all though was waking early in such a wonderful, remote place - and for a few precious moments, truly feeling part of it. I cannot recommend Skiddaw House highly enough as either a way point on a north lakes walk or a destination in it's own right for a group of friends or family. A truly memorable experience.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
Thank JonDerry
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SkiddawHouse, Manager at YHA Skiddaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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

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