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YHA Ambleside Reviews

Waterhead, Cumbria, LA22 0EU, Lake District, England

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249 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Great location. Should provide separate luggage locker for each person. Need to improve wifi connection and make it free to use.


no wifi which made friends are not happy.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The price fits its excellence. On the side of the lake Windermere. A really great joy to just sit in the dorm and see the sunset outside the window. Can have your meal by the lake. Though 1 mile around the city center, bus stop is at the corner around. Wifi needs YHA membership, otherwise it is 5 pounds a day. Facilities are sufficient, with kitchen, drying room, laundry and everything needed. Highly recommend for enjoying your holiday!


Amazing view over Lake Windemere, fabulous restaurant atmosphere and food, comfortable beds. What more can you ask for. Definitely a jewel in the YHA's crown.


The kitchen is awesome

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a large group of students making a lot of noise until 2am one night which the staff didn't deal with which was frustrating


Nice location, by the side of Lake Windermere, very big hostel, full-facilitated, i'll recommend it to my friends.


really, really nice place - amazing value for money! Would definitely return. Friendly staff, really beautiful location and convenient for walking and eating out. Good atmosphere with large social area that we spent a lot of time in. Rooms were basic but nice and really good for the price.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Brilliant location and very friendly helpful staff. Finding out information before the visit was very easy by email and by phone. I went with my two sons without a car and it was very accessible..we had a great day travelling to different places by bus (back of yha) and boat (front of yha). The only downfall was a group of very noisy french students who kept us awake. The hostel was very clean (great selfcatering kitchen) could do with oiling the shared area doors so they are not quite so noisy!

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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