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YHA Windermere Reviews

Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England

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156 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Hostel is in a really nice place, with fantastic view. Room was clean and nice, beds were comfortable. Staff was kind of bored, and demotivated. Pizza in the restaurant is awful and expensive, better to go to somewhere else to eat.


Hostel isn't the easiest to get to if you don't have a car. Its a long walk up a hill or a £8 taxi. Hostel it's self was good and very clean


What a lovely place to arrive after a long journey. Really welcoming and friendly staff, brilliant location, beautiful views, walks and very clean facilities. My Dad was so impressed with everything that he didn't stop talking about it and he's definitely not easy to please. We will definitely spread the word.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It's located up on the hill so you need some work out but It's worth climbing up cause it has nice view and nice fire camp place surrounded by tall trees up there. There are lots of toilets and showers all around in the hostel. Kitchen and dining room are big and it has wonderful outside tabled with a view as well. Every night we made a fire and did BBQ. You need a bus to get the hostel but wherever you are it's better to have day bus ticket anyway.


I loved the hostel and especially the living room. It was so cosy and had always great music. It was also nice to sit outside and look at the sunset at the lake =D. It takes 25 minutes to walk down to the "city" though. There is a bus which brings you in every direction around the lake. Also the staff was REALLY friendly and helped me when i accidently booked one night too much. Thank you !


I had a great time at YHA! Not many people around when I was there but very friendly atmosphere. Nice and clean, with plenty of lockers in the rooms and personal socket for charging. Off in the sticks a bit but that was nice in its own way (beautiful setting with views of the lake). Staff generally helpful- ask them for advice on hiking trails.

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