Kristina and mother Jan do a fantastic job with this hostel and have created a really welcoming and friendly place in the heart of Kendal. They made me feel welcome from the start, simple things like offering me a cup of tea when I arrived late on the train.
Kristina is very helpful, she has a really can-do attitude and will always go the extra mile for a guest. Jan is bright and bubbly and will brighten up even the most dreary Cumbrian day.
Rooms are simple as you'd expect in a hostel, but very clean and the beds comfortable. There are also a number of smaller rooms and even en-suites you can book for a more private stay. The lounge area is comfortable and has free WIFI and the dinning room has loads of impressive pine tables. Kitchen is well equipped with free tea and coffee.
All in all a great place to stay if you are visiting Kendal. Its right in the centre of this old market town and is adjacent to the fantastic Brewery Arts Centre and Cinema, which is also the venue for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
One downside for me, as a hill-walker Kendal is not the best base, I was here doing a course though so that didn't matter. But if you are walking bring your own car because the public transport is terribly expensive and Kendal is a good 15 miles from the best of the fells.
Still, I really enjoyed my stay and I expect I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kendal Hostel is a converted Georgian Townhouse only a stones throw away from Kendal's town centre. Kendal is a historic market town known as "The Gateway to the Lakes" and Dales so great to use as a base or to start your adventure. The hostel is situated only 300 yards from Kendal town centre where we have markets twice weekly, traditional shops, Museums and plenty of eatery's. Walking is a great way to enjoy the area, We have many walks that start from Kendal, and also many other areas. There is a wide range of walks to suit everyone. Kendal is close to all local amenities including great transport links such as the Oxenholme, The Lake District train station that is on the West Coast line from London to Glasgow, National Express stops daily in Kendal and also we are only a mere 8 miles from J36 of the M6 motorway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kendal Youth Hotel Kendal
- Kendal Hostel Lake District