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YHA Borrowdale

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable- you were all so friendly and helpful. I came with my friend and her baby and the 3 of us had such a relaxing, special 3 days in Borrowdale. The setting is incredibly beautiful and the hostel is really well set up. Kitchen is great, as are...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a wonderful time with us. We have real mixed bag of people staying with us so it's great that people can both order food or cook for themselves, whilst enjoying a draught beer. We are so lucky with our location, I'm happy you appreciate it as much as we do. It's sounds like you...

St Helens England
PROPERTY’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely setting. Great staff. Friendly bar. Stayed in a pod for 3 night which was great - warm and cosy even in sub zero temperature. Clean facilities. Good breakfast. Could go on forever - just see for yourself.

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Chris E, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thanks for an amazing review :) We are chuffed to bits that you were so impressed with the pod and the hostel facilities. If you liked it this time of year when it can get pretty cold on an evening then you should try coming back when the valley warms up, there is nothing quite like sitting out on the...

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my room directly with the YHA, it was cheaper, and advised me of the types of rooms available. The usual big sites announced that...."I had just missed the last room" or gave a higher price than going straight to the YHA website. My booking was 3 days prior to me going there. Its at the head of the...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review, I think you just about covered most things. There is another pub, a similar distance to the one you mentioned, that is open on Mondays, it offers a bit more of a pub meal. They also have a TV, so that's normally where we send our guests who...

Woonona, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay Hot showers Good dinners comfy beds beautiful location and large lounge eating area. Was a very clean well maintained YHA open all the time . Room was large with big windows looking out over lush green fields A great Experience of a YHA

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for your great, concise review. I am pleased that we could give you an enjoyable stay and all was to your satisfaction. I hope you come and visit us again soon.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay at the youth hostel in Borrowdale, lovely comfortable accommodation, rooms and showers etc very very clean, great bar well stocked up with great drinks and plenty of whiskeys. We stayed in the hostel one night and had the breakfast which was really good and worth the money, you can order packed lunches too for your walk...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

I am glad you had such a pleasant stay, thank you for leaving suck kind words about the hostel. It is nice that you appreciate our whiskey collection as much as I do, we've been slowly adding to it recently as we have many guests who enjoy a wee dram before bed. Our staff work very hard keeping the place...

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We regularly stay in YHA properties as a family - they vary enormously in terms of quality. Borrowdale is one of the best - a gorgeous location in a quiet rural setting by a river; a friendly staff team and a lovely sense of character. It is well served by public transport, and there are walks of all levels that...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review, it's nice to hear how fond you are of the hostel, we are very proud of the service we offer here, and it's difficult not to appreciate the surroundings. We have many guests talk about the character of the hostel and it's not completely definable but we always try and offer a friendly...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Arrived at Borrowdale at 7 pm at night after walking the 14 miles from Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite. (2nd day of Coast to Coast walk) I was delighted to find that there was a choice of food available and a selection of local beers to drink. It was great that friends who were staying nearby could also eat in the...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

It is very good of you to write us a review, I'm happy you found everything to your satisfaction. I'm glad we managed to get you fed and watered, and ready for the next day off to Grasmere. We do generally welcome non-residents into the hostel to eat with us, and with the added draw of cask ale on tap...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I recently stayed in a 'pod', a sort of wooden tent with power, in the hostel grounds. We loved the pod itself and the main hostel building. The hostel staff were very friendly and helpful and most of the facilities were very good. The pod itself was snug and we did not need the heater on despite...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a positive review. We are glad you made use of our many facilities and enjoyed your stay in one of our camping pods; they have been extremely popular since their installation. The Self-Catering kitchen, though bigger than many local hostels, can get busy at meals time if we have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and myself stayed here with our dog for the first time recently. The grounds were perfect for camping- good drainage, flat ground, no mud and close to facilities. The car parking area is nearby so we didn't need to walk far to get our things. There was plenty of space available to pitch up, and we very much...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Thank you for such a pleasant and encouraging review, I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic location and it really is a nice spot to camp. Enjoying a local beer by the stream is also one of my favourite aspects of being here. I'm really glad...

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2017

No frills, clean and efficient as you would expect from YHA. Decent evening meals at low prices. Friendly and helpful staff. Good guest kitchen to prepare your own meal. Fantastic, warm, and cosy bar with games and books. We were with our baby on this trip and although he was the only child there, we were made to feel welcome...

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Rhys M, Manager at YHA Borrowdale, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated, thank you so much. I'm glad you made use of our many facilities and felt welcome in the hostel. We always do our utmost to make sure our guests feel welcome, and luckily we also have fantastic guests who mix, mingle and share stories with each other; it makes it a real joy to...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about YHA Borrowdale

Address: Longthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $43 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Borrowdale 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Ring the hostel and ask for there assistance, with any special requests.”
edwardtate, 10 May 2017 | Read review
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“Try and get a room looking over the front to the river.”
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“Get a pod or book a double room which has a sink.”
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