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Llanfyllin, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night during Feb half term. As there were three of us (Myself, my wife and my ten year old daughter) most hotels worked out too expensive as we would have needed two rooms. We were a little apprehensive about the shared bathrooms and toilets, but were pleasantly surprized at both the convenience and the cleanliness of...

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Manchester
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times and it has been good but prices seem to have risen and are a bit too steep for the basic small rooms with paint peeling. It's looking a bit tired. I realise it is a charity with the aim of helping everyone and anyone get away into the countryside but the prises don't always...

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Reception Manag... R, Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Really sorry to hear you felt the decoration of the accommodation was a poor in relation to the price. Our room prices are set seasonally to demand so are higher at peak times and lower at off peak times. We are continually decorating the rooms, corridors and social areas on a rolling basis and with...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've not stayed in a YHA for a long time and was impressed with our visit. Rooms were basic but fine and the hot water seemed to be readily available. Breakfast was great but we weren't very impressed with the other food and wouldn't eat there again. The building is lovely and liked the location on the banks of the...

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Reception Manag... R, Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments about the facilities and breakfast. Really sorry to hear you did not enjoy the restaurant offering. We have recently changed the menu and specials on offer so we really appreciate all comments good and bad as we are monitoring the feedback closely.

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights, with a group of friends, as part of an exploring/adventure weekend. The staff along with the facilities were fantastic and very well maintained! The location is perfect for exploring hikes near and far. Along with having the centre of Ambleside just a short walk up the road. Shall certainly be staying here again in the...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks Dean, it's great to see that you'll be back!

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at this youth hostel and what a great find! The location is fantastic with such beautiful lake views. Staff were really friendly and helpful. We stayed in an en- suite room with our 2 children ( aged 7 and 10) and it was very clean and again it had beautiful views over Lake Windermere. We...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

We're really please that your kids loved the games room, it's been a bit of a work in progress for us and we think it's really come into it's own, especially with the addition of the pool table, for helping children make new friends while holidaying with us.

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed at a lot of YHA hostels and have grown to love them in their unique and quirky ways. Ambleside YHA has a lot going for it, it is large with its own restaurant and overlooks the lake! There are some minor issues but overall I would recommend it. The issues were mostly the due to the parking,...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're pleased to see that you would recommend us despite the niggles. Our carparking is very limited and despite our best efforts to 'police' the parking and requests that people only park in parking spaces it is unfortunately an impossible task; it is sometimes easier to take the 15 minute walk in to Ambleside rather than...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe what amazing value this place is! We were lucky enough to pay just £29 for three to stay for a night here in early February. I'll lay a wager that this is impossible to beat... The location is superb, literally right on the side of Windermere. And we had the added bonus of being blessed with unseasonal...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your high praise Craig, we're really please that you enjoyed your stay.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a night originally but managed to get a 2nd for a bargain! Absolutely great couple of days and brilliant way to get up to the Lakes with 2 little ones in winter (bit warmer than the tent!) Rooms immaculate, facilities good, staff were all really friendly, bar and food good value.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we hope you had a great time exploring The Lakes with your little ones :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights in September & would say this is the smartest yha hostel I've stayed in. Situated right on the shores of Lake Windermere and about a 5 minute walk from Ambleside town centre - perfect location. Has its own bar with real ale on hand pump (another plus!) and double rooms which, if booked suitably in advance,...

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

Thanks Simon, we hope that the weather's nice enough when you return in March for you to enjoy one of our real ales relaxing outside in the garden.....there is no finer way to end a day :)

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay at YHA Ambleside. Spotless, friendly helpful staff with a beautiful view over the lake. Thank you so much to the female on reception for upgrading us (sorry I didn't catch your name). This was my first experience of staying at a YHA....I am now a convert. Highly recommended and will definately be visiting again.

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Reception Manag... R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this review

It's fab to hear that you're a convert to YHA :) Check out our website for ideas of new places to stay - we've got everything from stately homes to camping pods and even a castle to explore!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
YHA Ambleside is located right on the shore of Lake Windermere, with fantastic views across the Lake to the Langdale hills and mountains.An ideal location to explore the Lakes with Lakeside Restaurant and Bar on site and activities bookable from reception. Offering family rooms and traditional dorm accommodation. Please be aware that parking on site is very limited but staff can point you to nearby alternatives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Ambleside

Address: Waterhead, Ambleside LA22 0EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: £23 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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YHA Ambleside Lake District
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“The car park is free, but spaces are limited. Park and then walk into Ambleside (around 10 minutes) to keep your spot”
 of 5 bubbles anthonydjames, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms 109, 119 and 127 look like the best for space and direct lake views”
  • View from jetty across Windermere
 of 5 bubbles 696CraigH, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake view room is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Meerkatka, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask a room with a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles gregdelann, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room at the front of the hostel would maybe afford a view of the lake. Some noise may be experienced from the corridors.”
 of 5 bubbles drew2222, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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