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YHA Ambleside
Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU
"Excellent" - 91% Customer Satisfaction Based on 437 customer scores
4 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
4 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £10.00
Private rooms from £20.00
Family rooms from £20.00

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    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

Availability Calendar

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.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Good public transport links
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Great for groups
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Need to Know

Reception Times

07.30 - 00.00


14.00 - 00.00


07.30 - 10.00

Open every day?


Towels & Toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


There is limited on-site parking but there are alternatives close by.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Ambleside. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


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Maps & Directions


Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU

How to get here

By car: M6 Jct 36, follow A591 via Windermere to Waterhead. Hostel is 1 mile south of Ambleside town

Public Transport

Book your coach tickets here.

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9620 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: ambleside@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
  • Follow YHA Ambleside on Facebook

Map References

OS Map: 90
OS Grid ref: GR377031
Longitude: -2.961813
Latitude: 54.41917

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 015394 32582
Website: http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/ambleside
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Meeting Rooms

At YHA Ambleside we have one meeting room available for hire - the Wainwright Suite.

Capacity: Up to 30 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, flipchart, pull down projection screen.
There is limited parking at the hostel. More parking can be found in Ambleside village.
There is no Wi-Fi in the conference room.
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

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