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Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QD England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Meeting Rooms
Free Wifi
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

Ok, I was lucky enough to visit out of season so it was quiet and there was a total absence of children, so already I was a happy man. But everything about this hostel I found just perfect, from its proximity to Hawkeshead (near enough...More

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Thank ducatiwonderer
Response from YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA HawksheadResponded today

Thanks for your great review and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arranging an activity weekend and team building event I booked to stay here with 90+ colleagues. We stayed in the rooms in the main house and courtyard. All rooms were typically YHA, basic but spotless and surprising comfortable. Self catering kitchen is ok, but not...More

Thank JanetC2029
Response from YHA_Hawkshead, Manager at YHA HawksheadResponded today

Thanks for sharing in the spirit of communality and consideration too. As a large group booking, sharing the facilities with our other guests, you were one of the best we've had!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Having had a very poor experience on arrival on my last YHA visit in Aviemore this summer, I was particularly interested in how it was handled at Hawkshead. Take lessons Aviemore - the lady (Dannie) at Hawkshead was excellent - quick, efficient, personable. Our room...More

Thank Geoff and Clare L
Response from YHA_Hawkshead, Reception Team Leader at YHA HawksheadResponded yesterday

Thanks for the lovely review Geoff and Clare! We are very proud of our friendly staff, who are always happy to help, and we're glad that your experience at Hawkshead was a pleasant one. Sorry to hear you were disturbed by noises from above, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first heard of Hawkshead Youth Hostile from a work colleague and was instantly sold by talk of log cabins, teepees and value for money. I booked 2 nights for my partner and I including a breakfast on just one morning, in case the breakfast...More

Thank Thomas G
Response from YHA_Hawkshead, Reception Team Leader at YHA HawksheadResponded yesterday

Thanks for the fabulous review Thomas. We're so glad to hear you had an enjoyable, peaceful stay. We hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a group of friends for a short trip before going back to uni. Beautiful location right next to Esthwaite Water, fabulous building- clean with great catering and lounge facilities. Excellent value out of season. Helpful staff let us change the booking when...More

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Thank sunflower992018
Response from YHA_Hawkshead, Front Office Manager at YHA HawksheadResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review, really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. We're really lucky to be in such beautiful location. Hopefully we'll see you again.

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YHA Hawkshead is a regency mansion set in stunning grounds overlooking tranquil Esthwaite water. We are located one mile south of Hawkshead village, known as "the prettiest village in Lakeland".We offer private ...More and family rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. Spread across two buildings, there is a lounge, games room, drying room and self- catering kitchen. We offer evening meals and breakfast, to be enjoyed in our spacious dining rooms overlooking the garden. Picnic lunches are also available for a day in the fells. We are fully licensed and offer a range of local beers, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.We have a small shop, selling a range of gifts, souvineers, maps, guides, snacks and basic food provisions for those wishing to self- cater.Our helpful and friendly staff have a wealth of knowledge on the area and can assist you in planning your stay. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Family Rooms
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Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$16 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Hawkshead Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
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Contact Information
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$16 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
YHA Hawkshead Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
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Prashant S
3 June 2018|
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Response from YHA_Hawkshead | Property representative |
Every conventional hostel room (dormitory and private) have sinks in them. 2 of our Courtyard rooms are En-suite (these will be clearly stated on the website), all other rooms have shared toilet and shower facilities. All... More
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Emma K
11 October 2017|
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Response from YHA_Hawkshead | Property representative |
Hi Emma, We do have Wi-Fi available but this is currently only in the courtyard building (self catering kitchen & classrooms).
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EmmaBxox
13 June 2017|
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Response from Luvy C | Reviewed this property |
I'm on EE and had a full signal
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"As I said, our Courtyard Room 3 meant we did get disturbed a little by the noise from upstairs"
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"Research what is available based on your stay."
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"Stay in a camping pod!"
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"Private 8 bed dorm was ideal"
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