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Hawkshead,, Hawkshead, LA22 0QD , United Kingdom – Show map
|Pod Cabin (2 Adults & 1 Child)||
|Pod Cabin (3 Adults & 1 Child)||
|Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room|
|Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room|
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)|
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Games room, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed lunches, Laundry, Meeting/banquet facilities
Shops (on site), Family rooms
15:00 - 23:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required 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 16 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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The YHA Ambleside sits on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It offers a range of budget accommodation, a café serving local food, and self-catering facilities.
Score from 614 reviews Very good
Just 2 minutes’ walk from Bowness centre, The Stags Head Hotel offers cooked breakfasts, free local leisure passes and home-cooked food in the traditional pub restaurant.
Score from 531 reviews Good
YHA Patterdale is a Scandinavian-style rural retreat set in the Lake District National Park. Hiking, rock climbing and watersports can all be enjoyed in the local area.
Score from 71 reviews Good
The traditional Grey Walls hotel is located in the centre of beautiful Windermere and a 5-minute drive from the Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere.
Score from 301 reviews Good
We had a fabulous stay in the Pods, which we used for the first time. The pods are warm and cozy and just right after a wet cold day out exploring. The staff were all very helpful and our little girl loved playing in the family room. The cooked breakfast was excellent and very good value. We will happily go back again.
Our air mattress broke & the lad at reception provided us with a fantastic replacement from a store, very helpful, if he sees this review he may remember, thanks James
nothing you can complain about
Lovely location, great facilities for family use. The camping pod was spotlessly clean and lovely and cosy with the heating on. Breakfast was delicious and brilliant value. We will definitely be back!
splendid old house in fantastic setting, big gardens for runabouts and lots of fungi to id!). the grandchildren made friends quickly, slept well, enjoyed the friendly chef and are already nagging us to go again! Ceilings amazing!
just a bit noisy for the small children at night...but it was half term and only to be expected. Not the fault of the hostel (will bring ear plugs next time!)
Although only camping, it was a blessing to be able to use the kitchen and lounge area when the weather was awful.
Comfy bed Drying room Bike storage room Food Clean Lot of parking space
Noise room companions (snoring and some came home late) showers (have poor strenght)
Lovely location and excellent, helpful staff. Facilities fairly comprehensive.
YHA should show this property a bit of TLC. The staff do their best and keep everything clean, but parts look a bit run down. No need for an expensive revamp, just a lick of paint.
Excellent location for mountain biking right out of the front door. Lovely location and out look from hostel. Easy walking to Hawkshead where there is good selection of pubs offering food - although walk is along side of quiet road.
We rented two of the pods here and they were great for a late summer autumn weekend in the lakes. Good value too. Comfortable without the cold and damp when you get back from the walks . Big enough to have friends in for a drink too
Electric hook up is very low amps. Our kettle tripped it but the supplied heater in it was ok.
We stayed in a large pod for 3nights. We were very impressed with the pod, it was warm and roomy with lights. The pods/camping area was a 2min walk up the bank to the loos and not much further to the very well stocked kitchen. We ate twice in their dining room, nice homely selection and our child ate for free. Beautiful location in the heart of The Lakes. Will be returning and highly recommend.
I've stayed with the YHA in recent times but my wife was worried thinking that there were going to be streams of studenty types hanging around playing guitars and drinking but it was further from the truth. The oldies outnumbered the youngies, the place was quiet and peaceful. We had a 3 bed room to ourselves in the courtyard and it was very clean with plenty of hot water and a bouncing radiator which we turned off before turning in. Staff were excellent, very friendly, breakfast in the morning was great and we will definately be going back. Cracking location
1st stay in a Yha and a camoing pod. Great stay and nice walk into hawkshead. Shame no wifi or phone signal.
No phone signal.
Great location and hostel. Recommend. Has a games room and bar and good breakfast and facilities. Very clean and friendly.
Staff, country side, cost
Loved staying in the pod
It got a bit cold so take warm bedding
Without prior warning to be waked up at 6:30 am by builders and in next half an hour to find ourselves in middle of building site when check-out is due by 10:00 am. Photos available on request.
the location and the size and comfort of the pod
our pod was unlocked when we arrived as the lock did not work, we could not lock it from the inside either and when we mentioned this to staff they said it had been broken for months. we had to leave all our belonging in an unlocked pod while we went into hawkehead village for dinner. We also felt very vunerable sleeping in the pod which was not locked especially as someone came into our pod in the middle of the night thinking that it was there pod.
Beds were small and uncomfortable.. room were hideous.. charging point were not working. Wifi signal was not available in room.
The camping pods were lovely and the chairs provided were a nice touch. As was the lamp and the heater. Hawks head was easily accessible. The staff on reception were always very friendly and helped choose a good walk for the next day. The board in reception with suggestions was a great touch and helped notify us of mint fest in Kendal which was a lot of fun and we might have misses out if there was no promotion.
The facilities in the kitchen were very dated and there weren't many utensils that one requires for self altering considering how busy the centre was. Also some food in the fridge-which was labelled as requested-was out of date by over 10 days. Sanitary bins in ladies were full to the top and needed emptying.
Found a Caterpiller in my salad. No lock on shower door. Breakfast was supposedly 7:30-9:00am, when we arrived at 9:02am, the breakfast bar was empty and we were told we had missed breakfast and staff made it clear they were not willing to offer anything other than cereals and two slices of cold toast.
From the moment we arrived, Mat made us feel at home. Even though we made it there very late, he was in a very good mood and offer his help with anything we may need. We stayed 3 days in one of the camping pods with our 15 months old toddler. Love the pods! Bigger than expected and warm as it has a heater. It also has a lamp. The rest, you need to take with you. The toilets and showers are a couple of minutes from the pods as well as a washer. There are only 3 showers and 2 toilets, but never had to wait more than 5 minutes for the shower and nothing for the toilet. Fairly clean. Food for breakfast good for what you pay, good selection: full english, fruits, yogurt, cereal... Dinner very good, lots of food. Great price and children under ten eat for free with one adult. Both nights have very good food and paid 30 for the 3 of us including drinks. Everybody working there was helpful and friendly. Would repeat for sure!
I would have like that they can provide you with some info. Understand they are very busy and are a hostel, so we took some maps and info with us. They have some leaflets for you to take.
Great location at a good cost. Really good breakfast. Camping pod great as an alternative to bringing tent. Really great stopping place for all activities at Grizedale Forrest.
A few small issues with door on pod but staff very helpful and caused minimal disruption (broken blind and loose door knob).
Near lake, nice view
A bit far if you don't take car
The grounds are lovely with large garden area and some great climbing trees for the kids. Friendly staff and nice to have the option of a cooked meal.
Beds are too short. At 6 foot I am tall but not unusually tall but the bunk beds which in my room had metal ends were too short and I couldn't lie flat out which made for a very uncomfortable night.
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