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Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU

T: 0845 371 9620

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BBQ areaBoard GamesCafe barClassroom/Educational meeting room

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games

Cafe bar

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Conference facilities

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room

Games Room


Good Public Transport Links

Group catering available

Internet access


Library / Quiet room


Luggage store

Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome




260 Beds

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About Ambleside

YHA Ambleside is on the edge of Lake Windermere, host to a variety of watersports and overlooking the nearby Langdale Pikes - great for walking and climbing. Tickets for cruises and Mountain Goat tours are available from reception. The hostel has a modern bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales, just right for weekend breaks. Have a look at a menu here.

YHA Ambleside at a glance:

The village has plenty of shops to browse and two cinemas for evening entertainment. 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.

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Need to know

There is limited parking on site.

Reception Times:
07.30 - 24.00

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Manager recommends

  • Right in the heart of the Lake District, Ambleside is ideal for everyone, from first timers looking for weekend breaks to seasoned visitors who love serious outdoor activity holidays and want the best access to all that the Lakes have to offer - from climbing holidays to watersports holidays. Everything you need for great outdoor activity holidays or school trips! Watersports, walking, climbing and steamboat trips, it’s all here!

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Ambleside. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available at YHA.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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