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Testimonials

  • “really sets the standard for hostels, with luxuriously comfortable beds, clean and good-sized showers, good food, and wonderful staff”  
  • “A very enjoyable stay. Excellent ambience, stunning scenery and the most hospitable hosts. Very comfortable beds, clean and affordable. Highly recommended ~ to visit again for sure.”
  • “Perfect location, stunning walks and seanery right on your doorstep, great pubs nearby, clean and comfortable hostel, friendly staff. What more can you ask for!”

– “Your showers have got to be the best we [h]ave ever used….amazing and huge!” – Guests from the UK, 21st July 2015

– “Perfect location, stunning walks and seanery right on your doorstep, great pubs nearby, clean and comfortable hostel, friendly staff. What more can you ask for!”– Guests from Kendal, 21st July 2025

“We loved the dining room/common room with comfortable and cosy seating areas and LOADS of books and magazines about walking in general and in the Lake District specifically.” – Guest from Copenhagen, 19th July 2015

– “A very enjoyable stay. Excellent ambience, stunning scenery and the most hospitable hosts. Very comfortable beds, clean and affordable. Highly recommended ~ to visit again for sure. Thank you” – Guest from Bolton, 18th July 2015

– “We took our 9 month old baby to Elterwater hostel and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Had a fantastic stay and at a great hostel.” – Guests from Darlington, 14th July

– “Fantastic place to stay. More expensive compared to some other dorm style accommodation but well worth it, especially if you’re in a private twin.” – Guest from Morpeth, 12th July 2015

– “Showers were good and hot, breakfasts were better than usual hostel fare. Would definitely return.” – Guest from Nottingham, 6th July 2015

– “Excellent accomdation and service with a smile at Elterwater hostel. Great price too” – Guest from Manchester, 6th July 2015

– “Best sticky toffee pudding i’ve had” – Guest from London, 5th July 2015

– “A perfectly sited hostel with all the comforts of home. Staff were attentive and friendly and the breakfast was simply the best. This will be my favoured accommodation now when staying in Langdale. All the good points of a hotel but with much more. Meeting like minded people and actually talking to them which rarely happens in a hotel. Thank you for taking such care of us.” – Guest from Kendal, 20th June 2015

– “I can’t recommend the hostel enough. I visited as part of a group of 9 cyclists. The staff were helpful and friendly and went that extra mile to help us out with our requirements. the perfect base for a perfect weekend in the lakes.” – Guest from Edinburgh, 8th June 2015

– “A beautiful hostel in a picture-postcard setting, with superb, modern facilities for walkers and welcoming, knowledgeable staff. One of the best hostels I’ve had the pleasure of staying at.” – Guest from Edinburgh, 2nd June 2015

– “FANTASTIC. Everything a hostel should be. This is what the YHA should aspire to.” – Guest from the Wirral, 30th May 2015

– “One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at, and I’ve stayed at quite a lot! I felt at ease from the moment I arrived and the quality of everything was excellent.” – Guest from Lancaster, 22nd May 2015

– “This was the first time I have stayed in a Hostel and I have to say it was better than some hotels I have stayed in. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The hostel was spotlessly clean and had a very warm and homely feel. The breakfast was great and the price was great too. I would definitely stay at this hostel again and would recommend it to all my friends and family.” – Anon, 2nd March 2015.

“Great location and friendly welcome, ideal for exploring.”  Guest from Southport March 16

The hostel is immaculate and the breakfast sets you up for the day.” Guest from Leighton May 16

“A lovely cosy hostel perfect for walking in the hills.”  Guest from Manchester August 2016

“Just what hosteling should be like.”  Guest from Cambridge August 2016

“Fantastic hostel; clean and friendly in a beautiful location.” Guest from Nottingham October 2106

“Hands down the best hostel in the Lakes” – Guest from Streatham March 2017

 

For all our reviews, check us out on TripAdvisor or on our bookings page, where you can also book your stay directly with us
 

 


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