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YHA Ambleside - Hostel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Waterhead, Ambleside, England, LA22 0EU, United Kingdom

4-star hostel with restaurant, near Lake Windermere
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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Fantastic service
Great location
Best value for money

YHA Ambleside - Hostel

from £59
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • Room (Private, 2 Bed)
  • Room (Private, 3 Bed)
  • Room (Private, 4 Bed)
  • Room (Private, 5 Bed)
  • Room, Ensuite (Private, 6 Bed)
  • Single Room
  • Room, Ensuite (Private, 4 Bed)
  • Room, Ensuite (Private, 5 Bed)
  • Room (Private, 6 Bed)

What’s around YHA Ambleside - Hostel


  • Lake Windermere - 1-minute walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 1-minute walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 18-minute walk
  • Stock Ghyll Force - 25-minute walk
  • Wray Castle - 32-minute walk
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 34-minute walk
  • Townend - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Dora's Field - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 101-min drive
  • Windermere Station 10-min drive
  • Staveley Station 18-min drive
  • Burneside Station 22-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Special features


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

YHA Ambleside - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for YHA Ambleside - Hostel

  • Does YHA Ambleside - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, YHA Ambleside - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near YHA Ambleside - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ambleside Fish & Chips (1-min walk), Ambleside Pier (1-min walk) and Waterhead Coffee Shop (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing location stunning views
nuala, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
It's been three years since I last stayed here and it was good to see they have sorted out the heat in the hostel. It's always been so over heated! Although their was still a radiator's the beginning of September, a bit early for that surely! They have opened up another part for residents and there was only a small tv room and (very hot) small eating area, now residents get a further eating area/lounge with glimpses of the lake. A lovely place to stay, a fabulous bar/restaurant that is just the place to have a much needed refreshment at the end of a long day walking. There is also a breakfast area where you can purchase a full English (yummy!) breakfast if you don't want to cater for yourself. Saw the staff out by the lake side seating picking up rubbish, while I am sure they don't appreciate doing it, the guests certainly do! Highly recommended!!!
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brilliant staff
Well organised, endlessly patient check-in, bar looks like a proper expensive B&B, staff most of them young but know what they are doing, I felt precious, safe due to doors are shut floors separated from downstairs. Plenty toilet, shower. Room, bedding was clean, perfect location, a great hub to any direction, walks are in walking distance. THEY'VE GOT A PICNIC AREA STRAIGHT NEXT TO THE LAKE WINDEMERE!
Peter, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hostel
Very clean and well maintained with great facilities and a superb location.
Daniel, gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Best location but worst washrooms
It's located right in front of Windermere lake with beautiful views but the only problem was the bad bathroom and loos.
Sandeep, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very good!
Great as I'd expect from YHA.
Marc, gb1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Wrong part of the country 2 hour drive ehhh
Never made it .it was supposed To be in the nth east.not the late district. So too far away Not impressed
Edward, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location; customer service needs improvement
Well placed property directly on to the lake with great facilities including bar and bar food. Parking is limited with few options if there are no available spaces. We visit every years however on this occasion, the staff were less friendly and welcoming than usual. We will probably try somewhere else next time we visit the Lakes.
gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Lord Joseph's Fan!
Nice place. Friendly helpful staff. They were very knowledgeable about local area. Very convenient for town and shops. Nice kitchen to do your own cooking.
gb4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Simple the best stay in ambleside .....
I've stayed in many hotels in ambleside but the YHA is simply the best for location right on the waters edge ....the views ...the friendliness of ALL the staff....and the cost....amazing ...thank you !!!
Des, gb1 night trip with friends

YHA Ambleside - Hostel

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