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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Covid steps in place are very good, felt very safe, screens, hand sanitiser etc. The staff as always are very friendly and helpful. Room was great, everywhere very clean. You can't beat the location on the lake side.

Date of stay: May 2021
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Julie M, Guest Services / Front Office at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Andrea, it's great to hear that you felt safe with the precautions we've put in place for Covid.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Little bit dated and car parking limited but a great location for exploring the Lake District 10 minute walk to Ambleside and great way to see lakes on a budget with amazing views jetty to wakeboard from or swim if your brave enough

Date of stay: May 2021
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Julie M, Guest Services / Front Office at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, a dip from our jetty is great fun, though a little chilly :)

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Reviewed 18 December 2020

I don't usually bother writing reviews but felt I had to because I don't think what they are doing here is the right thing in the middle of a pandemic. Shared toilets and showers during a pandemic just doesn't seem right. I stayed here back in the summer, when it was really busy in the lake district. It was fine then as they were allocating facilities to a room, so even if you didn't have an en-suite, you still had your own shower and toilet and this was all explained on check in.
But now they've switched to shared. The staff are great and working hard keeping everything extra clean, but it just seems an unnecessary risk, especially with so much of the country in tier 3. The yha looks to be much much quieter this time of year anyway so why make people share (at a guess, not even a quarter/half full? The bar and guest lounge were always dead so hard to judge) Can't work out why they'd do it this way. Having your own bathroom just gives you that extra peace of mind

Room tip: En suite if you can. Safer that way
Date of stay: November 2020
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Julie M, Guest Services / Front Office at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2020

Thank you for your feed back and for recognising how hard our staff are working. Our practices have been constantly under review this year based on government guidance, we'll pass on your comments to the health and safety team.

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Reviewed 9 November 2020

Have been to this hostel many times, staff are excellent, facilities are clean all that you would need, location superb, food great, reception staff particularly helpful, counting the days till I return.

Date of stay: November 2020
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Reception Manager Reception Manager, General Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2020

Thanks David, it's lovely to hear. We're open again from today (3rd December) and hope that you can return for another Lake District adventure soon.

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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Great, large hostel coping brilliantly even in the current difficult conditions. Lovely location, good food at bar, large recreation rooms, young, friendly and efficient staff. Room excellent and with wonderful view over Lake Windermere shore 100 yards away.

Date of stay: November 2020
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Reception Manager Reception Manager, General Manager at YHA Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Thanks for your great review :)

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