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Waterhead, Ambleside, LA22 0EU, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 613 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at YHA Ambleside.
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|Dormitory Room (6 Adults)|
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds
Windsurfing, Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
Packed Lunches, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Shops (on site), Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Polish, French, English
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 613 reviews
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Surrounded by lovely greenery in the heart of vibrant center of Keswick, YHA Keswick is just a 10-minute walk from Lake Derwentwater. It features a restaurant and relaxing TV lounge.
Score from 160 reviews Excellent
Set in an 18th-century coaching inn in the tranquil village of Ambleside, The White Lion offers easy access to the Lake District National Park and the popular destination of Grasmere, 4 miles away.
Score from 100 reviews Excellent
Situated in the heart of the Lake District and a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere, this hotel is set in 3 acres of tree-lined gardens and has a charming, wooden-beamed restaurant.
Score from 789 reviews Very good
Overlooking Lake Windermere, This YHA hostel is located in the picturesque village of Troutbeck, 2 miles from Windermere.
Score from 87 reviews Good
The staff whom I encountered were really really helpful. They have good knowledge of surroundings and are able to give you good advice on how to get around. I did lock my keys in my locker(silly me) will all my luggage, within 2 hours I was assisted with a bolt cutter and without damaging the locker was able to access my luggage. The facilities and public areas definitely surpass those available in most BB's . Breakfast was great, hot filling , good variety and only for GBP 4.99.
Needs to be more consistency in the cleaning, I know that the YHA's are volunteer based but hiring one housekeeper (trained) twice a week to do deep cleaning on different areas will make a world of difference. The stray hairs in the bathroom and dusty corners and cobwebs were a bit of a let down . to another wise lovely place.
Shower, wi fi
Creaking floors, slamming doors, ridiculous and unneccessary toilets cluttered with equipment, absence of lounge with comfortable seating , books games, if we'd have booked daily through booking .com room price would have been £20 per night instead of the £60 per night that we payed.no discount given for my life membership as I booked through booking .com because the yha booking site was unusable.
Facilities and Staff
My room was cold and draughty with some damp
I was so lucky to be arranged a lakeside room. There was full lake view. Amazing! Enjoy meals in self catering room. Clean and tidy.
Lovely upgraded hostel in idyllic location. Friendly place to stay and even an out door terrace for some Lakeland luxury!
Room overlooking Lake
On Arrival and whilst at the hostel the staff were very friendly and gave you good information about the hostel and local area. Food in the bar and breakfast was excellent there was even live music on the saturday night. Will stay here again.
Only down side was the car park is abit small and was full so had to park a short way away, but there is ample parking only 2 minutes away.
Character bar atmosphere
Location was great, right on the lakeside. Ambleside was lovely and within reach of fells to be climbed. Overall pleasant experience.
Not keen on shared men and womens toilet. One was so smelly!
Good for parking, ample carpark size. Good amount of shower rooms and toilets, always just across the hall from all rooms. Staff pleasant, decent bar and menu. Also value of money for this place is very good and you can always rely on clean solid rooms with nothing broken or unwashed.
Stayed a year previous to last visit so avoided breakfast as it was pretty small. Don't know if just a one off or is always the case. Location is good but I've given it fair as is a good 20 minute walk to centre and at night there is not much street lighting so maybe best get a taxi back if worried about that. Taxi cost about £5.00. Lighting on roads though not the fault of YHA. Bunks are a bit annoying when you are getting on a bit but it is expected.
The whole place was beautiful, friendly and staff were excellent
Tasteful Green Duvet looked like something from IKEA or Habitat.... Warm shower Nice water front location.
There is Ambleside town centre and there is Ambleside where the YHA is located....Its not a long walk between the two ,but can feel like miles when you are tired....Not sure if the location of the YHA needs to be made clearer to avoid confusion
Helpful staff with good knowledge of walks. Good self-catering facilities.
It's a huge hostel and consequently can be noisy. Didn't sleep well here.
Outlook, bar, friendly staff, relaxed ambience
no ensuite in double rooms, bunk beds not good for 60 yr olds, lovely outlook but sweaty socks smell in bedroom!
Some staff were helpful 2 girls, the rest were quite agreaaive towards us and unhelpful
The electric was turned off the first night we were there, on the morning our breakfast had a long hair in it and there was no coffee machine. None of the kitcheb staff wore hairnets, very disappointed.
Bar excellent though seating limited.
Lighting poor in room. More comfy seating in bar area needed.
Location is excellent. Facade and surrounding areas are very good. Close to Ambleside Very close to boat for Bowness
Shower pressure was poor at peak time. Limited car parking space
room to small and clastrophobic,
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Comfortable bunk beds, spacious room and numerous toilets and bathrooms. Bar and Restaurant are good for food and drink all day so this is very convenient. The location of this hostel is right on the Lake and the atmosphere here is great for all ages.
That I could not stay longer.
I love it this is my 5 time to amble side
Great waterside location in the lovely village of Ambleside. Hostel very clean and refurbished.
Most things, though our room was quite quite tiny
Size of room
Location and staff always friendly of course. Can't fault yha staff. Ale selection in the new bar is good too. Breakfast is lovely bar the sausages which were cheap and rather bready and gross.
Having stayed at Ambleside yh several times before it's refurb I was sorry to see that the soul has been ripped out of the place. No cosy back room with sofas and lovely views over Windermere but a dire grey marketing suite. Advertising food and burgers throughout the place too. Felt like I was staying in a Hungry Horse with dormitory attached above. Although the addition of a bar is good and ale selection spot on you are no longer allowed to drink your own booze on site. Parking is terrible too but this was always the case there. Also if you're a YHA member don't book on here, you won't get the discount on arrival. This needs to be made a lot clearer on the YHA memberships page and on booking.com
nice location and facility, very good service and comfort sleep~
the floor of the shower room is too wet and takes a long time for the water to clear
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