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Lake District Backpackers Lodge

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Located in the heart of the popular town of Windermere, Lake District Backpackers has an unbeatable location. A 2 minute walk from Windermere Train and Bus station makes it ideal for anyone travelling from afar. The tourist information centre is a stone's throw away, with a host of walks to choose from all of which can be accessed from the hostel itself. We offer a warm, cosy atmosphere where people can sit back and relax after a day of exploring The Lakes. You will find: 19 beds - 1 x 6 bed female dormitory, 2 mixed dormitories of four beds, 2 private rooms (one 3 beds, one 2 beds)Self-catering kitchen (including free breakfast), Hot showers, Free Wireless, Sky TV in common room, Washing facilities, Lockers & Bike Storage, Info on guided walks & cycle hire.
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36Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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We had a very enjoyable stay. The hostel is clean and has great facilities including wifi and good kitchen area. Beds are very comfortable. The hostel is also very conveniently located near to the main road, train station, supermarket and a number of friendly pubs. Will
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We loved this little hostel. It was new to us to check in to a hostel with no personnel on hand, but it all worked smoothly. We had a private room with a bunk bed, double on the bottom and single on top. The bathrooms were clean, the kitchen and communal sitting area were fine.
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I stayed with a male friend for one night in a mixed sex dorm. There are no staff on site, payment of the balance due is cash only, posted in the safe ‘letterbox’. So make sure you have the right change. There are two bathrooms, not much really for the number of rooms/beds.
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Response from Paul F, Owner at Lake District Backpackers Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2018
HI, sorry you could not get the TV to work, this is now working and I am not sure what the issue was. We have a strict check out policy to enable us to clean the property before new guests arrive, otherwise if we let guests stay on after check out, we are not able to do this properly We are a hostel and many guests like us for the value for money as a bed and breakfast is far more costly! Thanks Paul
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I went with my friend and his family and they booked a room and I booked a dormitory.after we reached there I found my name was not showing on the list.we tried to call no of times,left voicemail but no response throughout the day.later in the evening when we sent mail then he
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Response from Paul F, Owner at Lake District Backpackers Lodge
Responded 15 May 2018
Hi Supriti I must clarify a few points please. 1. I was contacted at least a week before to see if the double room would accommodate a third person and that if so , the person in the female room would move into the double room, which we duly organised. It was only on the day that Mr Kallol then explained that the person moving into the double room was in addition to the normal booking made. We were misled by this previous request and that is why the mix up occurred. 2. You did try to phone on a number of occasions however, our voicemail for this weekend specifically asked guests to email or text as we did not have the ability to pick up voicemail. This message you seemed to ignore and had you sent an email or text in the first place, I could then have phoned you and sorted this issue. You only did this when it was too late to make any changes. Mr Kallol agreed there was a mix up and that he should have been more clear as to who was moving into the double room So, I apologise for the misunderstanding , however, the fault lay on both sides Thanks Paul
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Let's be charitable. Central Windermere for under 20 quid on a summer weekend is a huge bargain. So expectations of a salubrious pad would be wrong. That said I'd personally pay quite a lot to avoid this place. The lunatic in the next bed wasn't the management's fault but if you
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Response from Paul F, Owner at Lake District Backpackers Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2018
HI Mike I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We do have CCTV through out the public areas in the hostel to ensure customer safety and we are at the end of the phone 24/7. As for the cleanliness, you may have just hit us at a very busy time and apologise if standards were not up to our usual. We regularly renew bedding and the two other guys in your dormitory had an early train to catch! Thanks Paul
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Are dogs allowed?
Hi, there's no parking at the premises.(small yard for hostel owner, adjacent offices and neighbours access only. Yes-neighbour does come out hahah, but I've backed in for 5 minutes to load/unload without probs) However there is free street parking outside for an hour, and free overnight between 6pm and 9 in morning, so effectively from 5pm till 10am. Usually find a space close by, but sometimes takes a big of moving cars from time to time. May be more difficult at busy times, eg easter. Summer etc
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"Ensure to ask if the room and bed are clean and ready when booking"
"I stayed in room 5, meant to be for 3, but tiny for 2."
"Get a room that a person hasn't already checked into! Not next to the downstairs bathroom though as the vent is really loud"
"Good value for your stay"
"all bed/dorm rooms on ground floor, under common rooms, except room 1 upstairs."
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PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lake district backpackers hotel windermere
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United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictWindermere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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