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Kendal Hostel Reviews

118-120 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, Lake District, England

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86%

Rating
113 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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97%

Really nice athmosphere, we enjoyed our stay

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ecuador
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Kendal Hostel is cutting edge funtctional genius! It is a fund of English Lakes District information, as friendly as the folks at home, parked contentedly amidst England at its very best. Note that the Stagecoach buses manage to probe the English Lakes like a deft fleet of brain surgeons, so be prepared to get a three-day bus pass and allow those drivers to do their meticulous work. And feel free to let the cat, George, out at will - George has a history of survivalist training.


89%

Very nice hostel, friendly and flexible staff. We only spent a night here, but all of us loved it.


100%

Great hostel, staff are very helpful with info and recommendations. Has all the facilities you need, and a decent kitchen.


97%

An excellent hostel, good location in Kendal close to plenty of pubs for an evening drink and cafes during the day. The staff are very frinwlsy and are very knowledgable about the local area, they had lots of excellent suggestions on what to see and do depending on what sort of visit to the Lake District you wanted, I wanted to go walking and thy suggested an excellent walk. The communal areas were comfy and offered lots of opportunities to talk to other travellers.

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Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are so glad you managed to talk to other travelers while staying in Kendal, This is always the best way to get personal recommendation on things to do while you are in Kendal and the Lake District. We hope you see you again in the future. Kristina and Jan

86%

We had a great stay. The highlight - a very friendly, welcoming and laid back proprietress who provided helpful information about local walks. The hostel is nestled in next to an arts centre and has great vibes with a cosy lounge and pool table area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind comments and we are so pleased you had a warm and friendly welcome to the hostel and Kendal. We are very fortunate to be situated next to the Brewery Arts Centre for which they have lots to offer our guests while staying with us. Kristina and Jan

86%

Had a lovely time. Location is excellent!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very fortunate to have such an ideal location not too far from the train and bus station and also Kendal Town Centre Kristina and Jan

83%

Hostel was nice and clean and the kitchen and dining area were nice. Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. My only complaint is that there weren't many outlets in rooms but other than that it was great. Would definitely stay again!

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind comments, we do try our best to keep the hostel clean and tidy. We are trying to add more outlets in our rooms as there is a shortage due to being a very old building. Kristina and Jan

94%

nice staff, easy to find good location


74%

The location of the hostel is really good, right in the town centre. What shocked me a bit was, that my friend's duvet cover was covered in cat fur - unacceptable. Also, the cat in the hostel is allowed to walk wherever it pleases (that means also on the tables in the dining room). The facilities where okay although a bit old. The water pressure in the shower was basically non-existent.


89%

An older crowd of guests there for day trip hiking. Not much socialising.


83%

Good place , Very convenient position in the centre , Friendly and outgoing staff nothing is a problem, beds are also pretty comfy and hostel warm and full of useful facilities.


74%

The staff are very friendly & helpful, giving me useful information about the surrounding area. The general atmosphere was great, although it is a somewhat old building with uneven floors & creaking stairs. The reception is only open for a few hours in the morning and then at night, which I thought is quite a nuisance. I would suggest for it to be open throughout the day, or else give instructions to open the main door so that those who arrive outside the opening hours can store their luggage




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