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YHA Hawkshead Reviews

Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, England

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74 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 60%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Awesome helpful staff. Great value food options. Clean


Canteen should be 24 hours and need entertainment facilities

  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bangladesh
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


false alarm at 2 o'clock midnight. hope it's just an accident.


Nowadays WiFi should be included in the Price ! As every other hostel in the world offers free WiFi I wouldn't choose to stay at a YHA again.


A nice place to stay in the Lake District within walking distance of the nice town of Hawkshead, and short drives from many good hikes. Stayed in a large dorm which was very clean and pleasant, and used the shared kitchen which at times felt a little dirty but that is perhaps to be expected. Generally clean and pleasant, with helpful staff who are very knowledgeable about the area.


Unfortunately we were doubly booked. The staff were very helpful and found us another place further north in Grassmere. The hostel did look very great with a beautiful srtting.

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