The outside of the building at YHA Windermere is a very plain design, even drab, but don't let that put you off. The surrounding gardens and landscape are beautiful, and the view from the dining room of the Lake District mountains is amazing.
The staff are very helpful and welcoming. I don't agree with RobLondon's review - the staff could not have been more welcoming to our walking group.
I would recommend that you order the breakfasts and evening meals as the food here is of very high quality. A three course evening meal and drink for £11.95 is an absolute bargain.
Note that the hostel is actually 2 miles from Windermere railway station and three quarters of a mile from the nearest bus stop. If you are travelling by public transport and have heavy bags to carry you may be best using Ambleside hostel where buses stop outside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lake District is a truly beautiful part of the world but like many amazing places, it can get busy. If you want to get the best of the area without jostling with the crowds, head to Broad Oaks Country House Hotel. However, if they are full, then may as well stay here at this YHA. Only 2 miles from Windermere town centre and offering panoramic views, this spectacularly situated hostel is a real gem. There's a lovely pace of life here - great if you want to unwind. We recommend you take a walk through the large wooded grounds and look out for the wonderful inhabitant wildlife. At the end of the day simply relax and enjoy gorgeous sunsets with a drink on the terrace. You may love the mix of old and older as this diminishing hostel offers some of modern facilities to possibly ensure a reasonably comfortable and 'okay' stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Windermere Lake District