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Waterhead, Ambleside, LA22 0EU, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 617 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at YHA Ambleside.
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Dormitory Room (5 Adults)|
|Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Five-Bed Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Dormitory Room (6 Adults)|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Six-Bed Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
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YHA Ambleside's staff speaks: Polish, French, English
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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
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 16 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 617 reviews
Value for money
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Located in the pretty Lake District village of Ambleside, this 18th-century hotel is situated in the centre of this historic town, with all the amenities on your doorstep.
Score from 452 reviews Good
Ferndale Lodge, a family-run guest house, is placed only a few minutes’ stroll from the centre of the charming Lake District town of Ambleside. With free parking, it also offers home-cooked...
Score from 290 reviews Excellent
The family-run Lakes Lodge guest house is situated in Ambleside, 800 metres from Lake Windermere. It offers en suite rooms and a full English breakfast in the morning.
Score from 314 reviews Wonderful
Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside center.
Score from 523 reviews Wonderful
Great location, friendly and helpful staff..... great hostel!
To be ultra critical the WIFI could be better throughout the hostel... i.e in the rooms.... however I wasn't there to use my phone so not a real issue!
Great for families and superb locatiob
Excellent location on the lake and great facilities
Price and location is fab . Stayed twice before with family and friends . It's clean friendly , breakfast is good . Bar and food lovely too :)
Great location. Excellent and helpful staff. Very good Bar / Café.
Understand need for covers on mattresses, but there should be something put on mattress between the sheet and the plastic mattress cover.
I've stayed in a few Yha's and this I the best by far, it's had a lot of money ploughed into it, the bar area it great, the views amazing from the front ( not from my bed room thought I was looking into a row of houses)
Comfortable beds Amazing location Improved breakfast Great bar
What's not to like?
Toilets very small, but all other facilities make up for this
A great place to stay for a group of friends attending the Big Chill Swimming races with the lake on the doorstep. Very friendly and helpful staff and good facilities, such as a good drying room and locker room.
EXTREME VALUE FOR MONEY! Great sleeping quarters and shower facilities. A view to die for right at the doorstep of the hostel.
If you are a wifi-addict, you're gonna cry. Not that there is no wifi, but its extremely sketchy...
location, price, staffs, food , drink
wifi in lobby only, no network in bed room.. but its good to chat with room friends instead keeping urself bg on a facebook :)
heater was not working well
Staff helpful, drying room brilliant, good facilities
Bed not good enough, since I booked a single room and paid a premium for that...it was a bunk room, yes to myself but a bunk all the same. Expected a proper bed.
Views across the lake. Nice staff. Nice bar with fine real ale (and lakeside views).
Thin mattress. Washrooms are tiny with micro-sinks - attempting to wash spills on the floor. Awkward having to park down the road in a pay-and-display carpark, as the limited hostel parking was full.
Position, right next to lake, fantastic views. Everything great booked again
Could feel springs in mattres
Environment is very very beautiful
I can't use le card of YHA if I book it by booking.....
Location, value, bar and food, friendliness of people.
I liked everything.
Self catering clean cheap good location car park
pay wifi no toiletries and towel
location was beautiful
good lake view and good staff
not near city centre so not enough restaurant.
wifi, great bar, great food, really lovely staff, great price, overlooking the lake :)
you lose wifi in the bedrooms
I love this hostel - well equipped, efficiently run, fabulous lakeside location, cheap bar, reasonable food, great drying room, very comfy beds.
beds are small
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Very effective drying room.
There weren't many comfortable seats in the bar/rest areas. I wanted to slouch reading a book - there were only a few bucket chairs and settees. There were some leather seats without any backs which didn't seem a popular choice. Being woken by people arriving late to the dormitory who then took ages to unpack and sort themselves out. They then dropped what sounded like a thermos flask from the top bunk twice during the night! Have the essentials ready and unpack properly in the morning!
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