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    “Really sets the standard for hostels, with luxuriously comfortable beds, clean and good-sized showers, good food, and wonderful staff”  
    “Perfect location, stunning walks and scenery right on your doorstep, great pubs nearby, clean and comfortable hostel, friendly staff. What more can you ask for!

    “I visit Elterwater Hostel every year with a group of friends and cannot rate it highly enough. Peaceful, beautiful location with some of the best fells right on the doorstep. Warm, friendly and welcoming environment – great showers and a well stocked kitchen.”
    Group Review, Jan 2020

    “Totally idyllic setting with all the amenities and comforts you could want to explore the area. Can’t get enough of watching the sunrise from the steps of the hostel whilst eating breakfast!”
    Guest Review, Jan 2020

           ”  I would recommend Elterwater Hostel, it’s just what a hostel should be.”
    Guest Review, Jan 2020

       “This was my 1st ever hostel stay and it was fantastic! Staff were so friendly and amazingly                                        welcoming. The cleanliness of the hostel would shame many a 5 star hotel.”                     Guests from Paisley July 2019

                 “Everything about the place is first class: the bedrooms are very comfortable, the showers                                    and loos clean and plentiful, even the drying room is highly efficient!”                                                             Guests from Manchester June 2019

                    “Fantastic place to stay, welcoming staff, cosy room and excellent facilities                                                                 (particularly great showers) – ideal base for a great weekend.”                                                                                                   Guest from St Andrews April 2019

    “The staff was very welcoming, and so helpful with advice on where to hike and logistics. Location was great for starting walks right from the door or for visiting the local pubs. Bathrooms and showers were new and clean and there was plenty of comfortable space inside for hanging out on rainy days. We had an excellent experience and would definitely go back!”
    Tripadvisor – April 2019

    Hostel is brilliantly clean, drying room is amazing, self-catering kitchen well-stocked and the                                                          dorms are not too big so you get a great night’s sleep.”                                                                            Guest from Manchester September 2018

                               “Home from home. Couldn’t ask for more. Hot clean shower. Comfy bed.”                                  Guest from Leyland May 2018

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

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

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

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

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