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

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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Ideal location, great bar clean place there is a boat stop next door so you can use the other lakes if need be!! Highly recommended staying here. Room a little warm but very clean with good secure doors!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    The room was hot for sleeping but then we didn’t close the blinds during the day - you definitely want to do that in the summer! Otherwise a great hostel in every way.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    Great location and the facilities exceeded my expectation. The rooms were a great size so not crammed in with strangers. Very little noise so got a great night sleep. Would definitely book again.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Superb location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean premises.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    Exceptional staff always striving to meet your needs! The location couldn’t be better nor could the accommodations.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2019
    This is one of our favourite youth hostels. We haven’t been for a few years and found ourselves there with at least two large school groups. We were very impressed with the organisation, and management done to keep everyone happy. As ordinary guests, we were on the top floor (rather a climb but worth the view) so were separate from the students. We didn’t hear them overnight or even when one group left early in the morning. Brilliant and hard working staff. Thank you for a memorable stay.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    Extremely friendly welcoming staff. Lovely clean rooms in an amazing location. What's not to love!! Would definitely use YHA Ambleside again!!!
    Ireland, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    22 May 2019
    Had a really great stay at the youth hostel. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The room and amenities were clean and tidy, the only downside were the insects in the room, but that’s nature for you. If definitely stay there again. Excellent and thanks for a great couple of days,
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2019
    Very convenient location to explore Ambleside and the local area. Self Catering Facilities are very good, the Hostel is clean and any interaction I did have with the staff was positive. My only gripe is the parking, I was ok for the first night as I got a space but they are limited so if you arrive late you will be lucky to get a space. There is Pay and Display parking very close though
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2019
    Great location, very clean. There seemed to be much emphasis on bar sales than being a true hostel that usually offers value and basics for families and budget travellers. Eg milk was only available from the bar in a pint glass. And overcharged.
    Australia, Male, 41+
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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