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“Wigan RUFC ColtsTour May 2014”
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Kendal Hostel
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1 review
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“Wigan RUFC ColtsTour May 2014”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

What a lovely place to stay and Jan the Manager is as friendly as can be and enjoyed a laugh with usm nothing was to much trouble and it was a great place for the team and parents to stay, many thanks Jan we will come again and recommend to all.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

For those people who want to pay nothing and get 5 start luxury, think again this is England. This very welcoming friendly hostel in the middle of Kendel is, in my opinion, excellent. Hostels should be welcoming, friendly, fun and to some extent have a bit of a "party" happy go lucky feel to it. If your 70 years old and used to Jeeves brining you breakfast in bed with the morning paper and opening the curtains for you.... This isn't the place (unless you bring your own Jeeves). Jan, the owner/ host is one of the most lovely welcoming Hostel owners/ reps I have ever come across. I rang up on the evening we were cold wet and tired. I was advised there is no room at all... After a quick chat about our desperate situation.... 70 bike miles under our belt that day 20 to go, it's 6pm and we won't make our destination (it's very hilly around there)... Jan found "Room at the Inn". A stag do was staying, which we never saw or heard all night!!!! And a boys rugby team where on tour staying as well. They were good friendly, bunch, full of good banter and a few beers in the common room at 11-12 pm... Chatting and listen to music, with others from the hostel. Then we had to go to bed )6am start). No trouble, no (little) noise, their evening went on a little longer ;-). The kitchen has and expanse of cooking facilities and pots pans etc... Dinning room has 4 or so large solid wooden tables, makes for great interaction with others at meal times. Free tea and coffee, breakfast laid on for free.... Showers hot water, very good. Drying room. Lockable indoor bike store. This place has it all for low budget access to Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. A good friendly northern welcome and a great pint of Theakstons OP in the Shakespeare a few yards down made this a one night stop to remember. (Roger and Simon - "The Hairy Cyclists" - completing the Coast to Coast!).

  • Stayed May 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Kendal Hostel is a nice Hostel with a good location, a very friedly staff which really helped us, a big kitchen, dining room, billiard table and a nice interor, the price is ok.
BUT: The beds are horrible! I never slept SO bad!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Very friendly service and no hassle booking, thank you Jan :-) Hostel was clean, beds comfortable enough and ideal for groups wanting economical beds for a night(s). Quirky building too with plenty of character in an ideal location. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The staffs there helped me a lot on every aspect, e.g. they provided me towels, hairdryer and a place to cook. They treated me kindly and always with smile. I was glad that I had stayed at Kendal in my trip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

A well situated hostel in the heart of beautiful Kendal. Jan is very welcoming. Had a single room which was excellent value foe money.

Overall it was a great stay. Very friendly, definitely will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have stayed at Kendal Hostel several times over the past few years, most recently in March with a large party of friends. The hostel is exactly what you would hope it would be: great value, friendly, comfortable enough, quiet but in the centre of town and convenient for the train station. Breakfasts are also good value. Jan, who runs the place, is friendly and has a wealth of local knowledge.
It is really everything you could expect for the price and well worth it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Kendal Hostel

Property: Kendal Hostel
Address: 118-120 Highgate, Kendal LA94HE, England (Formerly Kendal Youth Hostel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
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

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