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YHA Ambleside Reviews

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

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254 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Fantastic location on the waterfront. Easy to walk into Ambleside town as well as catch a bus to wherever you want to go in the Lake District. The staff were friendly. The downside was only having 2 toilets and 1 shower on the floor which meant had to wait in line. There was never soap in the soap dispenser in the toilet. I also didn't like the fact that the doors had to be manually locked as people could easily forget to lock the door behind them. However, overall value for money.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


great place right next to the lake, great views and perfect location, staff are really helpful with directions and suggestions for walks.


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)

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