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Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, CA12 5XE, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 183 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at YHA Borrowdale.
|Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Pod Cabin (2 Adults & 1 Child)||
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)|
|Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
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Water Sports Facilities (on site), Game Room, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in public areas and costs GBP 3 per hour.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 183 reviews
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The YHA Ambleside is on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It offers a range of reasonably-priced accommodations, a cafe serving local food, and self-catering facilities.
Score from 593 reviews Very good
This refurbished Ambleside bed and breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and bedrooms with a jacuzzi bathtub, shower and king bed. It is a short walk from many local eating places.
Score from 257 reviews Excellent
Set within the beautiful Lakeland village of Grasmere, this Victorian mansion features fabulous views of the surrounding fells and valleys. Guests can enjoy the restaurant and relaxing TV lounge.
Score from 157 reviews Very good
Stybeck Farm offers attractive bed and breakfast accommodation in the Lake District, a 10-minute drive from the centre of Keswick.
Score from 74 reviews Wonderful
Great location, comfortable and clean, lovely staff who welcomed me warmly. The food was great and everything was provided that you could want, given its location. A wonderful rest point for the weary walker - thank you!
Big dorms which are not en suite. Difficult to get quality sleep
a good place to stay after a long days walk all you need at hand, food, bar, shower, bed, great.
dorma type rooms
My own blow up bed! Grr need new one...
Late check in and early departure with no fuss Perfect for a place to crash
Excellent facilities, bar (yippee) and restaurant. plenty of places to sit and relax, including outside -as long as its warm and dry :-) It was very clean, pleasant staff and the food was excellent and good value for money, and after a 30 mile walk, boy was I hungry.
The beds. After a long walk the metal bunk-beds were not the easiest to get into, especially the top bunk with sore feet on a little ladder. But I didn't expect much more and it was clean. But that could also be an age thing, we are early 50's. :-(
The YHA Borrowdal is a lovely place to stay and perfect for hikers. You are also only a short drive from Keswick. Originally we thought we had booked a private room but they actually put us in a POD located outside. We absolutely loved it and were away from the hustle of the hostel. You are supposed to bring you own bedding if staying in a POD, but they kindly provided us with some. Second time I have stayed here and will certainly be back. Great value for money...
It was laid back, friendly, reasonably priced, convenient and functional.
Nothing not to like.
Great location Food was good value for money
Very good experience
Small dormitory for 10
The idyllic setting and friendliness of staff
by the river quiet breakfast
shared toilets - people leaving the door open for all to see and hear!
Right on trail. Good food. Gave us towels.
Clean rooms and facilities with friendly staff. Great location and it is open all day with tea/coffee shop available. Camping facilities present also.
We liked the location, was very pretty and nice to be away from built up areas and busy roads. The showers were good and the bar and restaurant areas were very comfortable and roomy. It had everything we needed really for a good sleep and somewhere to relax for a couple of hours in the evening after a long day climbing.
For self-catering there were not enough fridges for the number of people staying - it was difficult to even find room for a carton of milk!
The location is amazing, right next to a lovely river and so many walks starting just outside the door.
Views To stay in a pod cabin was a unique experience
Access, far away from Keswick Outdoor bathroom has a lot of dead insects, need a cleanliness
Simple clean and comfortable accommodation; good food for reasonable extra price. YHA have reinvented themselves wonderfully
The general layout of Cafe bar, restaurant and reception were very good. The location was superb
There was a distinct smell around the front of the building from the cess pit. The toilets on the ground floor were also partly flood and there did not appear to be enough toilets for number of people on ground floor.
The camping pods are excellent but my old bones needed something more than the sleeping bags we had taken - floors have got harder since I was young. The restaurant, bar and games room were super as were the staff. The location is lovely and the hostel has a good feel and doesn't smell of the usual 'YHA feet and rucksacks' - it is bright and fresh.
The Youth hostel is super. Sadly the inside toilet had been left blocked and in a state. It was pristine by the following morning - credit to the staff - but you can't always steer clear of visitors who don't know how to behave - a sad fact of life. Everything else was super.
Bar on site Help with local waks
Evening meals are very good Very cosy bar and nice restaurant Beautiful surroundings Friendly and helpful staff
The room was far from clean Expensive YHA: if you add up al costs then we've payed more than in some of the b&b's on our route) No free WiFi (£3 per hour is very expensive)
Fantastic location, amazing walks; hostel well maintained, clean and comfortable with good facilities and friendly staff. Good showers, nice bar and restaurant areas. Wide variety of guest groupings. Lovely atmosphere - away from it all feeling :). Availability of evening food a bonus, however an amazing inn, The Langstrath Country Inn, half a mile down road opposite the hostel is a must visit!
Would like more information on the great walks of the area to be easily available.
An extremely 'homely' and relaxed atmosphere, food very good, games room (table tennis and bar football), board games & games could be borrowed and no television! Excellent! The location absolutely beautiful and peaceful.
Don't think there was anything we didn't like.
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