|Value for money||9.2|
"It's a 20 mins walk to the town centre where there are a great selection of food."
December 4, 2017
"Located right at the end of Windermere lake with nice terrace in front."
February 7, 2018
"Staff were very friendly and helpful, I loved it."
May 10, 2018
"Cooking tools are enough for traveler to prepare meal and th..."
June 29, 2017
Nestled in the heart of Ambleside on the edge of Lake Windermere, overlooking the nearby Langdale Pikes, YHA Ambleside Hostel is an ideal spot from which to discover the city. Guests can enjoy easy access to a wide range of great outdoor activities, holidays, or school trips, including water sports, walking, climbing, and a steamboat. With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At YHA Ambleside Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hostel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hostel's facilities, there is a family room, Wi-Fi in public areas, a car park, meeting facilities, and a bar. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hostel's recreational facilities, which include a garden and water sports, are designed for escape and relaxation. The hostel is also equipped with a modern bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales. The area is surrounded by plenty of shops and a cinema for entertainment. With an ideal location and facilities to match, YHA Ambleside Hostel hits the spot in many ways. Outdoor activities can be organized as packages and groups such as rock climbing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, and canoeing.
"The room and communal bathrooms/toilets are clean."
August 15, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
YHA Ambleside Hostel
Overall nice, good location.
One of the best! So peaceful and quiet...Great way for relaxing... ”
I didn't have second thoughts of booking in this hostel just after I read the reviews and saw from the pictures where the location was. I wanted a place out of London in a place like this. So relaxing as ever. Wish I had the time to stay longer. Great location especially the view overlooking the lake and seeing all the swans ducks. Helpful staffs. A good restaurant just inside the hostel as well which serves food for the last orders before 9pm. You can also borrow a hair dryer and give a deposit of £5 then get it back after returning. Bus ride is just a 2mins walk. Very accessible to all. You can even walk going to the city center by just 15mins. Good way for a walking exercise though. I'll surely recommend this hostel to everyone. You won't regret it. Cons: No early check-in. Exactly 2pm. Breakfast isn't free. Pay £6.50 from 730am onwards.
Thanks for the lovely and detailed review Nahla. Seems like you had a great stay with us which is always great to read and it's fantastic to know that you'll recommend us to other. Regarding your cons, yes, at this time of year when we are full pretty much every night, our housekeepers do need the full time to get the rooms ready, so check in will be at 2pm. And as not everyone wants a full breakfast, we do charge separately for it
Location is perfect. Just a step jumps into the lake. Next to the Ambleside Pier and there are lots of food choices at the restaurant downstairs. And kitchen equipped with all facilities too. Though room is small but the view is unbeatable. 房細了點，但位置跟景觀都是一流。餐廳、廚房都有，巴士站在三分鐘路程，碼頭亦在旁邊，可坐船去Bowness.
Thank you FAI, that view really is something special isn't it?
A relax place with stunning view and good facilities”
There are enough entertainment facilities. Cooking tools are enough for traveler to prepare meal and the kitchen is spacious. It's good to have a wash basin in the room but the washroom is a bit too small. Staff are kind and willing to share with us the information about the central lake district. Generally it's a good experience.
Thank you Eugene, good to see you had a lovely stay with us
Good value for money”
Got an excellent deal from Agoda for a 3-person en-suite. Stunning view of Lake Windermere from the room. The self-catering kitchen can easily get a bit crowded with 4-5 families preparing meals at the same. Not enough on-site parking spaces.
You are correct, parking is limited but there are plenty of off site alternative close by
Well set up facilities, highly recommed”
Comfortable with good cooking facilities. Also good options for eating out. Rooms comfortable. Nice walks near by and views are lovely.
Hi Marisa. We're really pleased to hear you had a comfortable stay and were happy with the facilities here at the hostel. Nice walks and lovely views is a great summary of the surroundings for sure! Thanks for your review!
Beautiful Spot & Value”
Located right at the end of Windermere lake with nice terrace in front. A few stops by bus (4.5£ single) from Windermere, the nearest bus stop is Waterloo (1min Walk). Good English breakfast with less than 6£, nice staff, bar next to reception, two attaching kitchen & nice dinning Hall with the view. Value for money & recommnd
Thanks for the review Vanara, it's lovely to read that you would recommend us
The main reason i chose to stay here is because of the view. Unfortunately, the weather was bad throughout my stay. It's a 20 mins walk to the town centre where there are a great selection of food. Room size was ok. Bed was comfortable. I like that it has a small sofa near the windows, overlooking the lake. The toilet is small. Stairs are wide enough for you to move any big luggage. This hostel has plenty of facilities (i.e. TV room, kitchen, laundry, drying room etc). I didn't know that the drying room is meant for hikers to dry / air their dirty shoes, gears, clothes. I wanted to dry my clean clothes that were out from the washing machine. As i open the drying room door, a terrible stench hit me. I have clothes that cannot be in the dryer machine so I hang them in my room instead. Will come back again in the other seasons.
Hi Samantha Yes, as you discovered, our drying room is for drying gear that people have been wearing out on the fells and as the weather was bad while you were here it would have been very well used. Despite our best effort with extraction (we regularly get told that our drying room is very good) there is nothing quite like the smell of a busy lake district drying room
The lakeside view was breathtaking, esp. the sunset. The hostel location is good, easy to commute to other places within the Lake District. The room and communal bathrooms/toilets are clean. Good-size kitchen and facilities. Never had to wait to use the bathroom or kitchen. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast's ok. The playroom kept the kids busy. Carpark was full most of the time, but there's free overnight parking after 6 pm nearby.
Thanks Cecilia, a brilliant, thorough review
Lovely stay ”
Lovely, pleasant stay at the hostel. Much better than we were expecting. Water head Ambleside is a cuter small town and the hostel is located right in the centre, very picturesque on the lake. I would definitely go again and highly recommend.
Hopefully see you again Chloe
It was hard to connection WIFI”
Children make very noisy around my room at night
Thanks for the score Tung. I can only apologise if other guests were noisy
Not much space in a 6-bed- dorm. No Wi-Fi signal in room on the 2ND floor.
As advertised, WIFI is just available in public areas
Excellent to everything
Thank you, always nice to hear
We will come back
See you again!
The only reason I chose this hostel was the location. When you get up in your bed, you'll see the beautiful lake directly. Just like from riverside hotels.
We really do have a great location don't we
Clean, good facilities and nice view”
Great weekend away”
Thanks Shilpa, glad you enjoyed your weekend
Excellent staff location and facilities...and price!”
Just incredible. Lovely place and people, never having stayed in a YHA before was not sure what to expect but I was thoroughly impressed. Staff were very friendly and helpful, I loved it.
Awesome to read Haydn, thanks. Hopefully we've converted you to hosteling now, there's loads more to explore
Good choice at lake district”
The place is clean and big! Just i think it is a little bit busy, but overall is good!
Clean, big, busy, good. Not a bad summation of YHA Ambleside. Thanks Wing!