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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Temporary changes at YHA Ambleside

This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

For the foreseeable future, the following facilities will not likely be in operation at YHA Ambleside, although we’re working hard to open these safely as soon as we can: Dorms are not currently available but we’re working hard to re-introduce them.

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.

Photo ID must be presented upon arrival and match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide photographic proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. Photo ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These photo IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in. If photo ID cannot be provided, you will be refused entry to the property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    A short break at Ambleside with my wife, my adult son and an old friend. We are all in our seventies apart from my wife (early sixties) and my son 37yrs. He has only recently got the rambling bug and dared the rest of us to join him, I did explain to him that I used to go hostelling back in the early sixties but like a lot of youngsters, probably believed that there was no such organisation back then. Anyway, great place and a great time was had. Thanks for the memories.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2021
    Great place to stay. I really appreciated the ability to have a private room during COVID times. Staff was wonderful, facilitates were very clean, location was excellent. 10/10 would recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2021
    Loved it will definitely be back
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2021
    Great facilities. Brilliant location
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Aug 2021
    It's in a perfect location, right on the lake with places to swim, sunbathe, and hire kayaks/paddleboards just outside. It's right next to the bus stops for the 555 and 599 buses around the lakes. It has some nice restaurants and shops arounds and is only a 5-10 minute walk from Ambleside. The hostle itself is nice, my private room had a lovely view of the lake. There is storage and a sink in the room. The toilets and showers were decent.
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2021
    I love this hostel. The location and scenery can't be beaten.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2021
    Loved our short stay. The family really benefitted from the facilities and location. Thank you YHA 😊. we totally will recommend to family and friends and support the YHA throughout the UK We had a great lake view and comfortable sleep. Good atmosphere in the dining area. Really lovely atmosphere 😍
    British Indian Ocean Territory, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2021
    Great place to stay right on the edge of Lake Windermere.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    30 Aug 2021
    Nothing better in Ambleside for the price. Check in time is at 5pm so would be nice if it was earlier but still well worth it. Plus free car park.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    25 Aug 2021
    Amazing location - but not much to say about the rest - very basic facilities otherwise. Not the best place for solo travelers as the communal areas are very basic and more a kitchen space than an hang out space. Also the hostel restaurant ran out of food before 7pm one evening right before bank holiday week end so it seems they are not on top of things over there.
    France, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant