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  • Excellent35%
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“youth hostel”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights this weekend (4th-6th) with my dad to climb Helvellyn. Lovely receptionist (Julia?) advised us that the weather was better on the Sunday, so we did Cat Bells and Castle Crag on the Saturday instead. Great advice, very knowledgeable and friendly....More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you had a great stay and thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Hopefully you will be back to visit us soon and we will keep the pizza oven warm!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after climbing HELLvellyn!! What a welcome stop it was. The guy behind the bar was so friendly, we had a bit of a giggle because I had unfortunately split my trousers on the descent of the dreaded mountain and at points was bearing...More

Thank Julia R
Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

The mountaineer Stephen Venebles once had a similar issue whilst climbing in the Karakorum, proving this can happen to any one, even very experienced mountaineers. Although the mountain may not be an experience you want to repeat, hopefully a visit to the hostel is. You...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with a family of 4 in a 4 bed room. Clean room, good beds, efficient and friendly welcome, personnel attentive to our needs and always ready to give some advice. Facilities in general are not very modern and show some wear tough everything...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I'm glad you found everything was here. We have an ongoing programme of modernisation in place so hopefully on your next visit you will see a few changes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously as this YHA is named Helvellyn, it is in a great location to walk the hill. A good fast walker should do it in under 5hrs. The hostel needs updating but has all the amenities required and the staff are amazing.

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully will come back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advanced at a cost of £69 per night for twin room plus £6.40 per person for breakfast. On arrival a little surprised to be informed by the receptionist that we had been over charged as normally it only cost £25 per twin...More

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Response from Steve R, Guest Relations Manager at YHA HelvellynResponded 4 days ago

The standard price for a 2- bedded room at YHA Helvellyn at this time of year is £69.00, so we can confirm you were not overcharged. It is possible that because you booked as a Duke of Edinburgh group the individual at the desk would...More

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Karen M
14 June 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Property representative |
The YHA has many dog friendly sites in the lake district, unfortunately Helvellyn is not among them. We are a small hostel in a remote livestock area and we do not currently have the facilities to cater for dogs. I hope this... More
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Redwidow
30 June 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Hi! We close the front door at 11 pm, but there is a doorcode that we give you at reception so you can get in after that. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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FolkestoneJane
8 March 2016|
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Response from HelvellynAnthony | Property representative |
Sadly not! Only vodafone sim cards get signal here. Best wishes, YHA Helvellyn
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"Get a double if you can."
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"Keep going on the 1 mile track/road!!!!"
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"As this is small hostel, there are limited toilet and shower rooms so you might want to ask how far away your..."
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"Grow a pair and ask people to shut up unlike me!"
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