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
  • Fantastic 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:

Self-catering kitchen
Dining room
Drying room
Meeting room
Luggage room/stores
Dorm rooms

Dorms are not currently available but we’re working hard to re-introduce them.

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

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 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2020
    Professional staff and a great location. Just a a short walk to town. C
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 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
  • 9.4


    16 Aug 2020
    Amazing location overlooking the lake & friendly staff. The takeaway breakfast was good too. We hired kayaks from the place next door & it was a lovely experience kayaking along the lakeside & the river. Only issue was not being able to open window more than a few inches - it was so hot at night!
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2020
    Nothing more you can ask for on the location and the view from our room. Too bad that cooking is not available due to Covid 19
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    16 Sep 2020
    Certainly one of the better YHAs I've stayed in over the years. Obviously massively limited in terms of communal facilities due to COVID, which also meant having to stay in a private room which was more than I'd usually want to pay but it wins for scenery and location. Staff were neutral - not unpleasant by any means but nowhere near as chatty and friendly as staff at other YHAs. View from room is great, bar seems decent, secure, only 15 mins walk from town. Would stay again once dorms reopen
    England, Male, 25-30
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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