With a £1.4 million investment which includes 64 refurbished bedrooms, a refurbished restaurant and a decked terrace overlooking Lake Windermere, YHA Ambleside is now welcoming guests to England's largest National Park.
Ambleside is fast becoming the adventure capital of Cumbria, right in the heart of the scenic Lake District. Its perfect for walking, watersports, mountain biking, climbing and other outdoor activities. The hostel boasts a commanding location on the shores of Lake Windermere with breathtaking views over the lake, the Langdale Pikes and surrounding mountains. The hostel has a modern and cosy restaurant serving good food and local ales as well as fully refurbished self-catering facilities.
Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking
*All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*
At YHA Ambleside we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor with an accessible en-suite bathroom.
We also have:
Step-free access into hostel
Ground floor bedroom
Portable induction loop
Vibrating pillow alarm
Bedrooms at YHA Ambleside are across three floors, please be aware that there is no lift in the hostel. YHA Ambleside has one ground floor accessible room which can only be booked by calling the hostel directly.
All guests must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Driver’s licence, passport, student ID or similarly recognised national identity cards are accepted.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Reading Light
- Steam Room
- Towels For Hire
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Check in from 2pm
• Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
• Free Wi-Fi is available in social spaces
Please note that our breakfast price is £5.75.
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By road M6 Jct 36, follow A591 via Windermere to Waterhead. Hostel is 1 mile south of Ambleside town
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