YHA Ambleside - Hostel is located in Ambleside. Ambleside Pier and Orrest Head are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere. Go Ape Grizedale and Kendal Museum are also worth visiting.
Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 4 min drive
Townend - 5 min drive
Wray Castle - 16 min drive
Windermere Station - 8 min drive
Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 101 min drive
Tarantella - 15 min walk
Fellinis - 16 min walk
Copper Pot - 17 min walk
Doi Intanon - 18 min walk
Sheila's Cottage - 18 min walk
About this property
YHA Ambleside - Hostel
4-star hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. This hostel has 60 rooms.
YHA Ambleside - Hostel offers 60 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a bath.
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
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Parking and public transport
On-site parking available only on request
Limited on-site parking
Food and drink
English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
24-hour front desk
A meeting room
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to this property’s shared kitchen and common areas may be limited pursuant to local regulations.
Staffed front desk
Pets not allowed
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available
Payment types at the property
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
Fee for English breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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)
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
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 establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Property is also known as
YHA Ambleside Hostel
Yha Ambleside Hotel Ambleside
YHA Ambleside Lake District
Frequently asked questions
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
As of 21 Oct 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Ambleside - Hostel on 31 Oct 2021 start from £29, 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.
Limited spots are available.
Check-in is from 5 PM - 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Situated in Ambleside, this hostel is steps away from Lake Windermere and Ambleside Pier. White Platts Recreation Ground and Armitt Museum and Gallery are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Yes, YHA Ambleside - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to YHA Ambleside - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Overall score and ratings
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Really good hostel right on the lake. Parking is very limited but the staff was so friendly and helpful. Toilets had cleaning spray to allow you to wipe down shared facilities before and after use. Unfortunately due to COVID, kitchen facility were not open so there was no place to get hot water for coffee/tea.