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Ambleside Hostel

Formerly a hotel, this large building has recently been refurbished to a high standard of comfort with many small rooms and lake views. Steamboats stop within yards of the hostel for trips to the Brockhole Visitor Centre (1 mile) or Bowness (5 miles) and watersports of every kind are available close by.


Reception, lounges, games room, T.V. room, coffee shop, luggage store, laundry, drying room, self-catering kitchen, showers and cycle store.

Beds 245
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License Yes
Meals Yes, 17.30 hrs - 19.30 hrs
Under 3's Yes
No Smoking No
High Chairs Yes
Cots Yes
Parking Yes


Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU
015394 32304
Tourist Information: 015394 32582

Getting There

1m S of Ambleside village at Waterhead on the A591 Windermere Road, next to Steamer Pier.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 90/377031


During Spring, Summer and Autumn, the YHA Shuttle Bus meets every train at Windermere Station, until the early evening offering a free transfer to the Youth Hostel. Stagecoach Cumberland services from surrounding areas (and BR Windermere) (Tel: 01946 63222 7am-7pm)


Windermere 4m.


Heysham/Isle of Man, Stranraer/Belfast (N. Ireland),

Nearest Other Hostels

Windermere 3m, Elterwater 4m, Langdale (High Close) 4m, Grasmere BH 5m, Hawkshead 6m, Coniston Holly How 7m.

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