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“Lovely hostel, quiet location - great for families”
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YHA Windermere
Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

This is an excellent hostel, made all the better by the warm and friendly staff. The restaurant/bar has fantastic views and the whole hostel is very clean and well run.

It is quite a long way from Boness on Windermere, close to the spread out hamlet of Troutbeck. It's a good mile or more walk into Troutbeck to the pub, so you can't really pop out for a pint. But then you don't need to as the bar is friendly and there a lots of games for the kids to play.

We did the walk down to the lakeside activity centre, which we thoroughly recommend. It's about 2 and a half miles each way, long enough to get kids out - but not too long to get them grumbling. And once you're down there - there is a great adventure playground, treetop trek and a good cafe.

The only slight downsides are that the hostel could do with a bit more comfortable seating space - the lounge area felt quite crowded when we were there, and some of the 4 bedded rooms are on the small side. But I'm sure we'll be back!

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

For 4 friends sharing a room on a 'Winter Warmer' deal weekend this was excellent value and the staff were very helpful when there was a power cut in the area. The hostel was refurbished a couple of years ago and remains in good condition, clean and has a good facilities with a nice bar/dining room. It is located on a quiet country lane near Troutbeck village with great views, overlooking lake Windermere and the fells, half a mile off the main road between Windermere and Ambleside. Therefore it is easily accessible by car for south west lakeland and parking on site. There is a good network of tracks / paths for walking in the vicinity and regular buses not far away to other centres if you want to walk further afield. It was fantastically scenic in the heavy winter snow and the higher fells are accessible at other times of the year.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stayed here over new year and had a fab time. Staff all very friendly and helpful, especially the aussie manager. Rooms small but v.clean, comfortable and equipped with basin. Kitchen right next to dining area and all very sociable in layout.bar prices very reasonable, lounge area also nice and cosy, with logburner. Would definitely recommend and return ourselves.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

This is a very beautiful place, beautiful hotel and fantastic staffs. The hotel possesses a beautiful view and clean sheet. One of the staffs is Angela. She is working hard, kind and helpful. Also she is good at cooking, I have eaten chiken pie which she made it. It is very delicious! Also other staffs are very helpful too.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Stayed here on the ever busy weeksend, during all the rain that flooded most of the country. Close enough to everything, and a beautiful view. Spent my time sampling food and beers from local pubs which were excellent as well

Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Booked in on the fantastic family room plus evening meal offer with another family. Great value and great hostel. Room basic but clean and comfy beds. Meal fine. Simple one course with optional (additional cost) pud...think a starter or pud could be thrown into this offer? Food ok, not amazing and smallish portions but fine and homely. Good value beer and wines. Nice ambience and stunning views in the morning. Good value breakfast and warm and convivial communal spaces. Joined YHA this time and will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

YHA Windermere benefits from a fantastic location with beautiful views. The hostel is very clean and well cared for. The staff are particularly welcoming and friendly and we were extremely well looked after during our stay. There's good space to sit and chat with friends (old and new) after a day out on the hills. In a private room, we had such a comfortable night's sleep, and were set up for another fantastic day in the hills by the excellent array at breakfast. I look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about YHA Windermere

Address: Bridge Lane | Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Windermere
Price Range: £44 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and mountains from one of the most spectacularly situated YHAs in England. Overlooking England’s largest natural lake, YHA Windermere offers the chance to stay in an idyllic countryside setting only 2miles from Windermere and its many attractions. An ideal base for anyone wanting to escape the crowds and perfect for activity breaks and family holidays – children love the large wooded grounds with trails and wildlife. Relax with a drink on the terrace and enjoy good quality food from our newly refurbished restaurant and bar. We're now home to some colourful new tipis and bell tents too, so you can wake up overlooking the fells! ... more   less 
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