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YHA Buttermere

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location, location and location - one of the top things which comes to mind when we think about our trip to Lake District. The hostel is located next to two lakes surrounded by mountains with plenty of walking trails around with no need to drive. However, it is not just location, the facility itself in good condition with extremely friendly...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the YHA to be welcomed by Tom and Kara. Check in was easy, we had lots of questions about our walk the following day to Scafell Pike and because of the great advice given we changed our route. We bought a map from reception& Tom helped us plan our route. We were then offered a home cooked...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Cheap, cheerful and clean. Lovely staff. Could do with a couple of extra plug sockets in rooms of 6. Showers were hot and clean. Very comfy bed. Great location . Walking distance to several local pubs too.

Thank SazC5
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stopped here for the last 18 years for the Fred Whitton Charity Challenge, the crew always make us welcome, they are efficient and the food is great too. Nothing to much trouble, the place is clean and pretty modern, look forward to next year, again!

Thank Raggy0001
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a private room for myself and a friend. Got a 4 bed room which was comfortable, clean and with a sink and large mirror. The beds were fairly comfortable and clean, warm bedding was provided. We also got a cooked breakfast which was decent if slightly cold (probs depends on time you get up!). Best of all is the...

Thank bonbon733
Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited mid-week in May so paid a reasonable price for a bunkbed in a dorm with toilet and shower down the corridor. From July onwards for the rest of the year the cost will be £30 ppn any day. From 2018 it will be £32 ppn any day both off-peak and peak, mid-week or weekends. This represents exceptionally poor value....

2Thank fellsman50
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Handy location in Buttermere. The room was comfortable and basic, as expected for a YHA. Good self-catering kitchen had more than enough facilities and equipment for us to cook our own breakfast, and the living room was very comfortable.

Thank Louise P
Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A very nice hostel which was clean, welcoming and had good facilities. The location is right on the trail head of many hikes and a short walk or drive to the start of iconic ones such as Haystacks. Lower level lake walks are also on the doorstep. Nice food if you go for the Supper Club (although 7pm was a...

Thank CarrotCake7
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Just spent the weekend camping at Buttermere YHA. Great facilities and really friendly staff. Lovely, hot showers to come back to after a day in the hills and the most incredible view to wake up to. Also - I left my muddy trainers in the drying room and didn't realise until I had driven home. Special thanks to Tom for...

Thank Anna M
Lowell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great location. Staffed front desk with ability to purchase wine and beer at Hostel. Easy walking distance to walking trails and local pubs. I LOVED the breakfast, delicious! Best coffee while in the UK. Fist time staying in Hostel, would do again!

Thank KPN1965

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An escape from summer crowds for anyone wanting to explore this quieter corner of the Lake District on an activity break or cheap family break. YHA Buttermere is a lovely, rural retreat in an unrivalled location half a mile above Buttermere village. The hostel is perfect for walking holidays with lots of walks of all levels starting here – including the famous Haystacks. On your next family holiday in Cumbria, enjoy a fantastic meal in our restaurant, with superb views of Red Pike and High Stile. Local ales and wines are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Buttermere

Address: King George VI Memorial Hostel, Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Price Range: $35 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Buttermere 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Consider B&B as an alternative”
fellsman50, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Try for a room on the lower floor, it was like an oven with four of us on the top floor”
alisonbS9924GO, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“can;t say, stayed just the once to date, but will be back”
susansharples, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Private room was nice.”
Tonka179, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“WiFi gets weaker the higher you go”
DanJ773, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
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