Lake District Backpackers

High Street, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England, Distance from city centre: 15.2km

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Rating: 51%from 3 reviews

  • 46%Atmosphere
  • 26%Staff
  • 46%Security
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 73%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 40%Facilities
Set in the heart of the English Lake District yet 2 minutes walk from the bus and train station. The base for whole range of activities from fell walking, mountain-biking, sailing, canoeing, abseiling to vistiting museums and homes of famous writers like Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

Local bus trips give tours of the lakes and valleys. The family run hostel offers you every comfort in small dorms, friendly common room packed with leaflets on what to do and a self catering kitchen. We are situated close to local pubs, shops and supermarket, so you can soak up the atmosphere. Good stop over point before hitting the night life
of Edinburgh or York. Look forward to welcoming you! Self catering kitchen, sky tv , internet access and WiFi, cosy lounge with fire, lockers, hot showers, outside seating area.

**Please note the following: As our reception is not always manned we will email to you the key code for the front door once the booking is confirmed. We also have an arrivals list and explanatory notices about how the hostel works etc in the kitchen.**

The hostel is run on a self service basis without staff always being present. There is a key code for the front door which changes frequently, there are also codes for your bedroom doors which will be sent to you by email.
For your added security, CCTV covers the public areas of the hostel 24/7!

Having said that, everyone appreciates the honest policy and items are left safety in the rooms ( although as mentioned above, lockers are available)

We do NOT take all male parties of more than 8 people-

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Turn left out of Windermere train station and within two minutes you will
see the hostel,accross from the information centre between Open Door Properties and the Lamplighter bar.

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