Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ambleside is fast becoming the adventure capital of Cumbria, right in the heart of the scenic Lake District. Its perfect for walking, watersports, mountain biking, climbing and other outdoor activities. The hostel boasts a commanding location on the shores of Lake Windermere with breathtaking views over the lake, the Langdale Pikes and surrounding mountains. The hostel has a modern and cosy restaurant serving good food and local ales as well as fully refurbished self-catering facilities.

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking

*All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*

At YHA Ambleside we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor with an accessible en-suite bathroom.

We also have:
Step-free access into hostel
Ground floor bedroom
Portable induction loop
Vibrating pillow alarm

Bedrooms at YHA Ambleside are across three floors, please be aware that there is no lift in the hostel. YHA Ambleside has one ground floor accessible room which can only be booked by calling the hostel directly.

All guests must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Driver’s licence, passport, student ID or similarly recognised national identity cards are accepted. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2020
    Amazing time
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2020
    Perfect! Stunning location. Car park and walking distance to ambleside. Got boosted up to my own room due to coronavirus which was a great bonus. Shower and toilet right next door to dorm. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Great hostel!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    The YHA was perfect, we got the breakfast which was very good, and catered for gluten free eaters. We also ate at the restaurant downstairs and it was good. The room was nice, it had a sink and a closet. The staff was very nice, helped in anything we needed
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Location could never be beating right in the lake side very small walk into the centre of Ambleside. Friendliness of everyone there making it even more special. Could never be beating for value for money
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Another excellent stay. Lovely clean rooms. Friendly staff and great location
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2019
    Excellent Hostel, very clean and well resourced. Fantastic value for money. Would definitely recommend and use again
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    Great hostel in a good lakeside location. Easy walk into main town too.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2019
    Perfect location on the lake! Staff were so friendly and extremely helpful.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    No complaints whatsoever, other than maybe there being no lockers available to store items whilst away from hostel. Car park was also continuously full, and had to park around the corner, but not a big issue at all. Overall excellent experience, would recommend!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Really great place! I was under the impression this was a youth hostel (it's not), so I was put into a room with some old men... The staff were great and reccomended some awesome hikes depending on what you were looking for. The view from the lobby over the lake is stunning. Showers and public areas were clean. Only a 5 minute walk from the bus station with buses to Windermere coming every 20 minutes.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant