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

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 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    The staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room was really clean with stunning views. And the location was perfect with a excellent chip shop next door.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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+
  • 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+
  • 8.6


    30 Sep 2019
    Amazing location. Clean. Great value for money 👍
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Sep 2019
    The location was beautiful, easy to get to and easy to walk into town from the hostel. The only issue we had was that the hostel was so big that it was hard to have any sort of atmosphere. We didn’t meet anyone else under 25 which sucked- maybe Windermere would have been better for us. Kitchen was fantastic and the wifi was decent- only worked in the common areas though. The breakfast buffet was delicious :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 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