Situated right on the shores of Windermere, this stylish Youth Hostel offers unbeatable location, stunning views and state of the art facilities for families, solo travellers and groups looking for a base right in the centre of the Lake District National Park.
While within walking distance of the charming village of Ambleside, YHA Ambleside gives you easy access to prime walking, climbing and watersports in the Lake District - the hostel overlooks the nearby Langdale Pikes. Ambleside Pier is situated right next to the Youth Hostel and, with a modern bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales, you'll never run out of things to do during your stay.
The Ambleside village has plenty of shops to browse, three cinemas for evening entertainment and plenty of great pubs to refresh you after your activity-filled day. We can organise outdoor activity packages for groups, including rock climbing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling and canoeing. If you're on a walking holiday, don't forget to ask at reception for walking routes in the area.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
07.30 - 00.00
14.00 - 23.00
07.30 - 10.00
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
The property has a small car park. If this is full when you arrive there is limited on-street parking in front of the pier and on Lake Road (3 minute walk). There is also a pay and display car park two minutes' walk from the hostel on Borrans Road (2 minute walk) which offers free parking from 18:00 - 08:00.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Ambleside. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU
By car: Take the M6 junction 36, follow A591 via Windermere to Waterhead. The hostel is one mile south of Ambleside town.
By bus: Alight at the Waterhead Hotel. The hostel is located on the waterfront to the left of the pier.
By train: Alight at Windermere. Directly outside of the train station, take the 555 bus and alight at the Waterhead Hotel. The hostel is located on the waterfront to the left of the pier.
By coach: The nearest National Express coach stop is at Ambleside, a mile away. Book your coach tickets here.
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At YHA Ambleside we have one meeting room available for hire - the Wainwright Suite.
Capacity: Up to 20 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flipchart, pull down projection screen.
Parking: There is limited parking at the hostel. More parking can be found in Ambleside village.
Wi-Fi: There is no Wi-Fi in the conference room.
Accessibility: There is step free access into the hostel and the meeting room is located on the ground floor. There is a step free route from reception to the room. The closest accessible WC is located in the café bar. For more information please see our full access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning but we do have fans and central heating.
Meeting room all day hire available from: £119
Let us know what you need:
Equipment hire from £15.00
Mineral water £1.30 per bottle
Tea, coffee and biscuits £2.00 per serving
Food as you go:
Breakfast butties £3.50 per person
Working lunch £6.50 per person
Dine with us:
Full English breakfast £5.25 per person
Hot and cold three course buffet £8.50 per person