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YHA Coniston Holly How
Certificate of Excellence
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 reviews
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“YHA - good service at low cost”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Location is bit away from main city, but near to nature. Can avail the tent facility. However we used the hostel rooms as didnt plan for tent camping. Very good accommodation option considering the price band. Clean and neat hostel. Food quality was also good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is massive YHA in the coniston. You can also get an option for tent and barbecue. The management is very friendly and supportive. Just self service kitchen is having all old and very less utensils. Apart front his everything else is grate. Very big dinning place and massive reading place.

I recommend this YHA and other benefits is this hostel is in the centre of various natural attractions and lake. Another beautiful thing is adventurers roads to this place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thanks for your review - yes you can book camping online this year through the YHA website. Most campers take our meals - the reviews here show they are popular. Our self catering kitchen is quite basic, but why not treat yourself and eat with us next time!
We are looking forward to the summer sun when you can sit outside on the terrace with a beer, eat some great food and watch the sun go down over Grizedale forest in the distance! Then it's either a couple of steps back to your tent or upstairs to bed in our new bunks!
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night when walking the Cumbria Way. We stayed in beds in separate single sex dorm rooms. The room I was staying in had 8 beds but which were well spread out and all beds had individual lamps. The beds were comfy and the heat in the room good. I slept well (unusually for dorm rooms). The hostel had all the expected facilities including a self catering kitchen, lounge and drying room along with free wifi for YHA members (unfortunately seemed to be isolated to the central downstairs area). The bar was also an added bonus. The only slight issue was that this was a bit out of the village and after a long day walking it seems a lot of effort to head back into the town for dinner.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thanks for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The wifi has been a long time coming so we are really thrilled to have it at all! The reason coverage is limited is the thickness of walls in this wonderful 150 year old building.
Next time you stay - why not try our meals - it is less tiring than walking to the pub! Our homemade chips are famous!
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Geneva, Switzerland
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great hostel, great location - I hope they don't sell it off like they have with so many other great hostels.

Bit of a walk to the pub - ok on the bike, but bumpy track - handy for a walk up Coniston Old Man.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thanks for your review - great that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am not aware of any plans to sell the site - we are just too successful for that!
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I have recently returned from a long weekend staying at this YHA in coniston. This was a hostel with the typical facilities geared for outdoor adventurer. Which suited my needs after a wet day on the fells.The quality of the food was excellent, from wonderful homemade soups, home made cakes, hearty freshly cooked breakfasts and an evening menu which offered a variety of choices and a new offering daily. There certainly is little point in going to one of the local pubs to eat when the food quality is the best I have experienced in a YHA. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hostel. For those who like a drink there is a bar offering a wide range of beverages.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thanks for your great review. You nailed it on the head "outdoor adventurer" = we are here to provide a great stay for people on their own adventures! We look forward to welcoming you back again on a new adventure - there are so many to be had round here!
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Very welcome retreat at the end of a day's walking! Warm and cosy.
Beds comfy and linen spotless. Self catering kitchen had all we needed, good system of labelling food. TV room was comfy and a bar was great for a tipple without having to stir out, would recommend it highly

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks very much for your kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see our improved hostel!
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We slept in separate dorm rooms as there were no 2 bed rooms available. Hostel appeared a little understaffed. Check-in was efficient but not particularly friendly. Good drying room. Members kitchen tucked away but OK. Showers lacked any water pressure.

Its a little bit out of the village so if you've walked here consider buying your food before you arrive or eat in!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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YHAConiston, Manager at YHA Coniston Holly How, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you for your review. A large number of people on the Cumbria Way find day one of the walk very exhausting and arrive worn out - however I am sure our new bunks were very comfortable. You mention shopping for provisions but our meals service as reviewed here on Trip Advisor is very highly rated! It is unfortunate you could not get a private room but we only have four (increasing to six in October) as we are a mainly groups hostel. It is true we have been short staffed as the staff have had to take their holidays having serviced a busy Easter period.
However the vast number of reviews here love Holly How, as we do. Our improvements this year including new curtains throughout, new bedroom furniture to complement the new bunks, driveway and car park repairs, and the division of our largest dormitory into two family rooms, one with a double bed.
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Property: YHA Coniston Holly How
Address: Far End, Coniston LA21 8DD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Coniston Holly How 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 150 year-old Lakeland slate country house, part of the YHA Youth Hostel network. The Coniston mountain range is on the doorstep and Coniston Water is just minutes away on foot. A the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our comfortable lounge before a hearty meal in the bar / restaurant. Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird is coming home to Coniston in 2012 and the valley is also being used for the filming of Swallows and Amazons children's book. ... more   less 
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