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YHA Ambleside - Hostel

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YHA Ambleside - Hostel

4.0 star property
4-star hostel in Ambleside with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

128 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
Waterhead, Ambleside, England, LA22 0EU

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake District National Park - 17 min drive
  • Ullswater - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 101 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 8 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 17 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 21 min drive


  • Mr H's Tea Room - 15 min walk
  • Lake Road Kitchen - 15 min walk
  • Fresher's Café - 16 min walk
  • Fellinis - 16 min walk
  • The Priest Hole Restaurant - 17 min walk

About this property

YHA Ambleside - Hostel

When visiting Ambleside, YHA Ambleside - Hostel is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights at this upmarket hostel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
  • The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath only

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9.95 for adults and GBP 3.95 for children (approximately)


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Also known as

YHA Ambleside Hostel
YHA Hostel
YHA Ambleside
Yha Ambleside Hostel Ambleside
YHA Ambleside - Hostel Ambleside
YHA Ambleside - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Ambleside - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ambleside

Frequently asked questions

Does YHA Ambleside - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, YHA Ambleside - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
As of 1 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Ambleside - Hostel on 2 February 2023 start from €33, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at YHA Ambleside - Hostel and nearby?
YHA Ambleside - Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Chesters by the River (3 mi), The Drunken Duck Inn (3.2 mi) and Poppi Red (5.5 mi).
What's the area around YHA Ambleside - Hostel like?
YHA Ambleside - Hostel is a short 1-minute walk from Lake Windermere and 6 minutes' walk from Borrans Park. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Set in a beautiful location and just 20 min from the town centre by foot, this property was ideally located to explore the area. It was very clean and the staff were friendly.
Swathi, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the bedding was spotless. The only annoying thing was how loud the doors banged in the corridor all night, but they are all fire doors. I would definitely recommend a stay here.
Najmunnisa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Mini, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was very good ill go there again 10 out of 10 thank you
Ged, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and great value
Vishesh, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

lakeside retreat
idea location for anyone
glyn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sharon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All around great experience, lovely staff, rooms and location. Booked 10 mins before arrival and had no issues. We arrived late so had to pay for parking off site because the car park was a bit on the wee side - thats probably my fault but would try to arrive early to make sure you get the free onsite parking.
SAMUEL, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location and really helpful staff
Jim, 2-night trip with friends
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