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“Lovely spot”
Review of YHA Buttermere

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YHA Buttermere
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Stayed here on 8th April as a lone walker and found it excellent
Stayed in an 8 bed dorm which was very clean and warm. Had full breakfast on morning which was spot on but the highlight was the starter of the evening meal, Black pudding, Bacon and new potato salad for £2.95 I would have paid a lot more in a hotel. 3 bean chilli also excellent.

Staff very helpful and just the perfect spot for high or low level walks.

Room Tip: Rooms at front have wonderful views
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Blacklee
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Have just spent several wonderful days based at the friendly, stunningly located, Buttermere YHA. Two of us shared a 6 person dorm which was very warm and comfy with sheets and blankets provided and a sink in the room. At £18 a night pp this was excellent value.The staff were kind and helpful at all times whether serving up a full cooked breakfast (£5.50 pp) or helping us with local bus timetables. The sitting room has panoramic views over the lakes to Red Pike and a bar is available to sample the local brew after a day's hike. There are walks of varying lengths and challenge in all directions. An unbeatable way to sample the English countryside. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: 2-6 person rooms available; those at the front have good views.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank beecraft
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

For a tranquil location, with great hikes, and bargain-priced accommodation, this YH is unbeatable. Couples can get a private room for as little as £20 a night. Of course some things are rather basic, like the plumbing, but remember the hostel is great value. Breakfast and dinner are optional purchases and a variety of fairly-priced drinks are available. The hostellers' kitchen is well-equipped. And the essential drying room works fine. Great staff too.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Northern_fellwalker
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

The location of this YH is perfect for hiking. There are also two lakes nearby which give you more fresh air and a sense of comfort. Customers were quiet focusing on hiking. I would go there with friends next time. Bit lonely for a solo traveller.

One thing I should emphasize is that there is no reception for mobile so one needs to be able to bear from this and ready to be isolated from the rest of the world.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Normadroaming
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Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night only. Good evening meal, I had a starter and a main course for under £10 and a full english breakfast the following morning for under £5.
The bed was very comfortable with extra blanket of needed. Plenty of good clean showers and toilets for guests and a guest lounge. The hostel is licensed with a selection of bottled real ales and some nice wines for under £10 a bottle.
This was my first stay in a YHA, I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank gooat
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

A great hostel in a brilliant location, good food, excellent drying room and friendly staff.

A tip if you are staying here because you want to ascend Red Pike - the path opposite the hostel is really hard work - the path has been badly constructed and even dangerous in descent. I would advise that even if you decide to use it to go up you find another route down.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We have used this Hostel a lot over the past 25 years & it just keeps getting better .The food is reasonably priced & good The staff pleasant & friendly a great Hostel in a stunning location Long may it be there .

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hazzacleveland
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Additional Information about YHA Buttermere

Address: King George VI Memorial Hostel, Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Buttermere
Price Range: £26 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Buttermere 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An escape from summer crowds for anyone wanting to explore this quieter corner of the Lake District on an activity break or cheap family break. YHA Buttermere is a lovely, rural retreat in an unrivalled location half a mile above Buttermere village. The hostel is perfect for walking holidays with lots of walks of all levels starting here – including the famous Haystacks. On your next family holiday in Cumbria, enjoy a fantastic meal in our restaurant, with superb views of Red Pike and High Stile. Local ales and wines are available. ... more   less 
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YHA Buttermere Lake District

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