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“my coat was stolen from the drying room but the staff didnt care”
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YHA Wasdale Hall
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“my coat was stolen from the drying room but the staff didnt care”
Reviewed 20 August 2009

The actual building and location of this place is amazing
What i cant get my head around is that the only people staying here would be walkers and so why after getting soaked climbing Ben Nevis and leaving sodden wet clothes to dry in the drying room would my north face coat have dissapeared the next morning ???
Surely whoever came to stay in this place would be adequately kitted out so why the need to take another walkers coat
Be warned if you stay here better to have a wet coat than no coat at all !!
The staff would not in the slightest bit interested in dealing with my loss either so cant say this place was value for money when you factor in the loss

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

Part of me would like to keep this place a secret, but it is too good not to share.
First the setting...........Wow, the most beautiful setting in the UK. When you come round the corner and see the lake and the scree slope plunging into the lake with the mountains as a backdrop the jaw will hit the floor, breathtaking.

The Hall is gorgeous old manor hall with a huge studded oak door. It sitson the bank of Wastwater lake facing the scree slope.
The rooms are clean and tidy, the library/lounge is a great place to relax after a long walk and share stories or read stories. It has an open fire and a piano. You can use the kitchen to make your own food or you can eat in the restaurant, they make breakfast lunch snacks and evening dinner. The food is that of a top quality restaurant not what you might expect of a YHA.
The staff are really friendly.

For the price of a youth hostel it has no comparison, you could pay 100 times as much but would not get anyway near the ambiance or scenery as this place.
It is more of a drive to get there than the other lakes but you will not regret it, it blows all the other lakes away.

  • Liked — The walk around the lake, what an adventure.
  • Disliked — Its the lake district, it rains abit!
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled with family
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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
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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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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