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Elterwater Hostel

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Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX England See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Free Parking
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Its over 50 years since I stayed in a hostel, so a bit apprehensive, regarding our 2 night stay. However from the moment my wife and I arrived, could not have been more delighted. The Elterwater Hostel, is wonderfully located near the centre of the...More

Thank rogerwmorris
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 4 days ago

Thanks fo rthe great review... maybe the start of many more years staying in hostels?? Cheers Nick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been returning to this gorgeous independent hostel at least once a year for well over 10 years, and are happy to sleep in bunk beds and to share a washroom , because it’s in such an idyllic part of the Lakes, staff are...More

Thank Mirandawoods
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review Hope to see you again Cheers Nick

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a trip here as part of a friend's birthday - the staff were great and very helpful and the place itself is great. The hostel is close to the Brittania pub which was a bonus! The self-catering kitchen was really well stocked and...More

Thank LizzieRuth1
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Indeed... after a scorching summer, everything has returned to 'normal' and the drying room is in regular use again! Cheers Nick

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a lovely stay here. Everything was clean and tidy, the staff were helpful and the food was rather excellent. It was also pretty reasonably priced for this part of the Lake District, especially since it's in such a good location with regards to...More

Thank David S
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review... hope to see you back soon Cheers Nick

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying here. The staff were really friendly and the facilities were fantastic. The breakfast is very good too if you’re trying to decide whether to go for it! There is no parking so you have to find somewhere in the village, which...More

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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Price range
US$59 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$59 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Traveller (30)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (11)
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16 February 2017|
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Response from ElterwaterHostel | Property representative |
Hi Emma Thanks for your interest in the Hostel. There are a number of options to travel by Train or Bus/Coach from Manchester to Windermere or Ambleside in the Lake District. From there the best way to get to the Hostel... More
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"Try and book the ensuite, large, with a choice of beds"
5 days ago
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"Book early to avoid disappointment "
11 Aug 2018
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"Riding and walking straight from the door destination of choice"
27 Mar 2018
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"We had an ensuite family room sleeping up to 5 on the ground floor but try a room with a view upstairs."
11 Sep 2017
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