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“Beautiful Spot”
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YHA Wasdale Hall
Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
659 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Beautiful Spot”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Location, location, location......that is what this hostel is all about. A beautiful half timbered building on the shores of England's deepest lake with the Wasdale screes as a view to savour over a pint of Jennings. It's a YHA so the dorms are basic but clean and comfortable amd the breakfasts are standard but filling. When I visited it rained and blew, blew and rained and then rained a little more making the drying room (with resident toad), hot showers and library (ideal spot for a beer) all the more necessary. Bob is a top bloke, helpful, friendly and interested and I will definitely be back.....

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

amazing hostel. Amazing location. Staff welcoming. Breakfast brill. Only critisism is cleanliness of toilets andshowers...they need a good scrub and to be checked regularly. When i rang yha hotline they said it had shut down so may be staff training would help!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Just stayed as part of a large group walking, open water swimming and cycling and were made very welcome. It was wet ( well it is near England`s wettest place ) but the drying room was excellent. Good breakfast, evening meal and the bar was just what you needed at the end of an active day. No great luxury but all you need if you are an outdoors person. Staff were great.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Andrew M
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hull
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

A group of us spent two nights in Wasdale swimming and walking. The Hostel is right on the lake side making swimming easy to access. The great drying room was a real bonus.
Food good as was the beer, and the staff were simply superb! This is a fantastic Hostel in a really beautiful place.

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Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Just back from a lovely break at Wastwater. The staff were amazingly helpful and couldn't have done more to make it a nice stay for us. I'm vegan and thought that there wouldn't be much they could provide for me but, as it turned out, I had the best choice of food I think I've ever had on a holiday. The staff rang me a few days before our holiday and offered a list of things to choose from. They also went to the trouble of providing soya milk and vegan custard and made us some really good packed lunches. We were given good tips on walks around Wastwater. The location is amazing! Also, lovely pubs about 20 mins walk away (take a torch if you're going to be out for last orders!). Will definitely be going again. Can't wait. The best service I've ever had in over 30 years of youth hostelling.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012 via mobile

I feel priveleged to have stayed at the Wastwater YHA for a couple of nights.

The room was massive with a stunning view over the lake and scree slopes.

The youngsters running the place couldn't have been more helpful and the level of service we received was worthy of a much grander brand.

The place was easy to find, plenty of parking, games room, effective drying room, lovely beer and possibly the world's best sticky toffee pudding

Downside - the shower badly needed refurbishment but hey everything was so good.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Knutsford, England
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Stayed here with 6 friends for a weekend when walking Scafell Pike. We all arrived at different times on the Friday and the staff were so welcoming. We preordered our evening meal and I can honestly say it was fantastic - better than some hotel food I have tried. The breakfast was equally delicious. The hostel itself was clean, cosy and comfortable. And the location was stunning - right on the edge of Wastwater. Really cannot think of a negative......hmmmm apart from maybe finding it - but then again, even that little adventure added to a wonderful weekend

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: YHA Wasdale Hall
Address: Wasdale Hall Wasdale Hall, Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET, England (Formerly YHA Wastwater)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Nether Wasdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Nether Wasdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Wasdale Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YHA Wasdale Hall (formerly known as YHA Wastwater) is a stunning half-timbered National Trust-owned house dating from 1829 and still retains many original features. Enjoy beautiful scenery from the grounds, which extend to the shores of Lake Wastwater, England's deepest lake. Within easy reach of England's highest mountain, walkers will be busy here. After a hectic day enjoy a delicious meal in our wood paneled restaurant with stunning views of the lake. All meals are home-cooked using fresh produce in the Wasdale Hall kitchens and served to your table. A range of local Cumbrian ales, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available to accompany your meal. ... more   less 
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