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Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a low cost budget holiday then look no further, the YHA National Forest in Derbyshire is an excellent location to take the family. Whether in a group or just on your own, you feel welcome and warm from the outset. Friendly staff, fabulous facilities and loads to do in the local area without having to... More 

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YHANationalForest, Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and fantastic to hear you had such a good time. I hope that the disappointment of Conker's Bonfire event won't stop you coming back to visit us - I do recommend you visit them during the normal day, they have lots of fantastic things for families to do, especially during the school holidays. Hope to welcome... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over half term with my teenage family of 4. The rooms were clean and adequate. The lounge / dining / bar area was very open plan and spacious with plenty of room for everyone, it had a friendly feel to it. Easy parking and right on top of a great network of foot / cycle paths. This is... More 

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YHANationalForest, Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi Sam, many thanks for the review and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Our first YHA stay . Took our 8 yr old daughter ... Couldn't fault the Place . Clean ... Efficient .. Friendly staff and great food . Visited Conkers and walked local countryside. Can't wait to come back again ! Definitely like the YHA vibe and make going away so easy with children . Thanks to all the staff !!

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YHANationalForest, Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thanks for the fab review Lisa. It's always great to hear customers have enjoyed there stay! Hope to see you again soon! More 

kent
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510 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This large, two-floor, modern Youth Hostel is in the village of Moira and not in Swadlincote. It is close to the village but rather quiet and isolated. The hostel has a lot of free parking within its grounds and there are a lot of places to walk and a few local towns to visit. It has a large common room... More 

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi Sabatinitennis, Thanks for your review :) Hope to welcome you back soon! More 

solihull
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our family (21 of us) stayed at the National forest Hostel for a weekend and we all from the youngest (6 mths) to the oldest (76) had a wonderful time. The staff could not have been more helpful and the hostel was really user friendly. The food was great and the coffee excellent. The children all enjoyed their free trip... More 

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hello Jo E. Thanks for the review. Great to hear everyone in your party had a fantastic stay with us! Hope to welcome you all back soon! More 

Belper
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Dirty rooms (breadcrumbs on shelves and on linen). Under staffed. Limited menu and food service. Kitchen facilities small for the size of the hostel and dirty. Some of the staff's manner not professional, treating people like children when serving food and unhappy to swap peas for beans? Even though these were available....so disappointing compared to other Yha's

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Thank reviewer696
YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your stay with us wasn't up to scratch compared to other YHA's in our network. I've spoken to the team regarding the housekeeping of rooms and kitchen facilities and I hope this stay hasn't deterred you from staying with YHA again. More 

Indoneisa
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Clean accommodation with nice, friendly staff. One specific member of staff was superb and went out of her way to meet our needs. For example for an adult paying guest to conkers the YHA can secure a free child pass for one child, this is not advertised, but she made aware when I said I was going there. Very suitable... More 

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi RagsIndoneisa, thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This YHA is an absolute gem of a place. The setting is so beautiful and could not ask for a better place. The staff are as friendly as can be expected, where helpful, kind, and considerate. We traveled as a family of 3, me, my wife and our only child of 10. There where plenty of grounds around the YHA,... More 

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi James, thanks for the great review! We're currently looking into mixing up our menus a bit so perhaps when you next visit! Hope to see you again soon! More 

lincolnshire,
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Me and my family have stayed in many official youth hostel. This is one is very good. Room was 8 out of 10 for cleanliness. I was in a bottom bunk and there was to pieces of chewing gum on the bottom of the top bunk but be ides that the room was fine. The public areas were clean enough.... More 

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Thank timbog
YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi Timbog. Thanks for the review. Apologies about the breakfast, I've had a couple of comments on these lines so the whole team have under gone retraining in our breakfast standardss, so hopefully, if you visit us again it will change from the worst to the best! More 

Derbyshire
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I am a manager of a pre-school local to the YHA. We organised a sponsored walk to the YHA where we then settled in the grounds for a teddy bears picnic. Parents and myself visited the restaurant for refreshments, we were served promptly but was left waiting an extremely long time to receive our orders. When we approached the member... More 

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi, I'm very sorry to hear about the experience you had at YHA National Forest. Please note that the member of staff has now left the organisation and the rest of the team have undergone customer service training. Please accept my apologies for the service you received and I hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again. More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Additional Information about YHA National Forest

Address: National Forest 48 Bath Lane | Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Swadlincote
Price Range: $24 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA National Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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