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 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2022
    We could see that this hostel has so many outstanding features and a perfect location a few dozen yards from the lake, that we extended our stay as soon as we arrived! As seniors of fairly advanced age, we spend a lot of time reading & relaxing on the premises. We appreciate the spacious restaurant, terrace, common rooms, abundant outlets for recharging our devices, very clean bathrooms, and the helpfulness of staff providing bus information, where to find a pharmacy, loan of an adapter plug.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2022
    Fabulous! Can't wait to come and stay again. Thank you. 😊
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 May 2022
    Great place to stay. Fantastic location.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Jun 2022
    This is a wonderful facility, perfect for families and well located on the lake. All ages welcome and will feel comfortable. We arrived on a busy weekend and parking was very challenging. Also, having a “reading room” or quiet area with comfortable chairs would have been welcomed. Also, the internet is very spotty , so just close the phone and go for a hike.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Apr 2022
    Lovely Youth Hostel situated right by the lake. Very clean and has very good facilities. Fairly central for Ambleside.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    20 May 2022
    A lovely location and staff were very friendly and the hostel was very clean
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 May 2022
    Incredible view of Lake Windermere, the front door is about 10 steps to the lake!! It’s just a bit out of the centre of town, the view is a worth the walk or bus trip into town!! I would’ve liked to have the options to dorms so it could’ve been cheaper, & more social, I only could get a private room. Although they explained it was for covid reasons. Hopefully they have that option soon.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Apr 2022
    We stayed in a six bed dorm was really surprised how big the room was, beautiful views overlooking the lake, toilet area could have been a little cleaner blood on toilet door. Staff at helpful and morning staff very accommodating when we just wanted coffee. We didn’t eat in the hostel but breakfast looked good. We tried all day and evening to get a car parking space but never managed to get one. Suggest you arrive really early to get a space. Location extremely good easy walk into centre.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2022
    The stay was good and location is fabulous. The only thing that needs to be improved is wifi services.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Feb 2022
    A pleasant stay, with everything we would look for in a hostel.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
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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