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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

2nd visit to Buttermere, this time with a large party of walkers. The car park is rather small but this would be my only complaint, for a youth hostel it has everything you need, loads of rooms, plenty of showers and the giant drying room and cleaning facilities got my soaking wet clothes dried sooner than I had hoped. Plenty...

Thank Frankie079
Formby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is the 6th YHA hostel we have visited as a family and now firmly one of our favourites! Great location, just outside Buttermere village, within easy walking distance of the 2 pubs and 2 tearooms and about a 20 minute walk along a path to Buttermere itself. The hostel is dated and could do with a bit of tlc....

Thank kie78
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of nights here at the end of April 16. Really quiet as outside of holiday times. Great location. Decent facilities, great for us being self catered. Just watch out for the windows rattling a little bit in strong wind!

Thank Emily_Chester
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Second time the three of us have stayed while walking the mountains in the area. It is excellent value the staff are very friendly and always helpful.The food is second to none.We stayed both times in the male dormitory and it was very comfortable and clean ,with three showers and two toilerts for our use. The beer and wine are...

Thank Michael R
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Just spent a weekend at the buttermere with a civil service walking group. I just wanted to praise the hostel and staff for contributing to what was a fabulous weekend. Of course buttermere is the centre of many a fantastic walk and the glorious sunshine capped the weekends visit. Nonetheless without good food and accommodation any trip can easily unravel....

Thank paul j
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Excellent in every way, for a youth hostel, Staff are friendly and very helpful. the overall ambience is peacefull and relaxing, plus it is in a bautiful location, Three course evenin g meal £8.50, english breakfast 4.50, come on, whatt more do you need?

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Easy to book. Remote hostel, information provided regarding alternative route due to Storm damage roads. Beautiful location, unrivalled position in Buttermere village. Car park is small, alternative parking is a short walk. Helpful staff on arrival. Interior decoration is clean, tidy, homely in traditional youth hostel style, huge drying room, good sized kitchen. View from lounge and dining room excellent....

Thank DL2010
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Firstly, this is a YHA and you therefore need to go with an open mind and an awareness of what this means - it is a 5* hostel not a 5* hotel. Secondly, the is one of my absolute favourites in the Lakes - and I've stayed in nearly all of them! It is a beautiful old building that has...

Thank Chris D
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Friendly staff, good facilities, lovely location. Good hiking routes. Great roads, walks, lakes. Very calm, great place to get away from it all. Good food. Overall a nice place. The WiFi you need to register your details with the company that provide it and then it is free. Left a night early due to home matters, and they kindly swapped...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015

excellent location, great staff, lovely food (breakfast) and a decent packed lunch, rooms,toilets and showers all clean as a whistle and will defiantly be stopping here again, beds were really comfortable, only 2 mins walk from the local pubs, however if you are feeling too worn out from your days exploring they stock a really good choice of beers etc...

Thank Chris G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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Address: King George VI Memorial Hostel, Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Price Range: $46 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Buttermere 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“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
“Avoid room 12!”
LondonDevongirl, 30 May 2015 | Read review
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