About Ambleside Backpackers, Lake District Hostels, the Lake District, Cumbria.

Ambleside Backpackers Ltd, Iveing Cottage, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DJ. ‘Cumbria’ England. United Kingdom.

Ambleside Backpackers Ltd. Trades as ‘Ambleside Backpackers’ Our registered office is 2, Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN21 2AH.

VAT No. Ambleside Backpackers are no longer VAT registered

Telephone: +44 (0)15394 32340

Email: info@amblesidebackpackers.co.uk


Information prior to making a booking:

Curfew for 2016

A curfew for all new 2016 bookings. The hostel will be closed to entry from 1am. If you are a night owl who likes staying out till 3 – 4 am I am sorry but you will not be welcomed here.
This is to assist a good nights sleep for the 99%+ of our guests who like to be active during the day and sleep at night.

Lake District Hostel accommodation information

What you get when you stay at the hostel: (Lake District Hostels)
A bed, or bunk beds, in a room subject to availability and booking. You can also book a room(s) with a specific number of beds as a private room subject to availability. The whole hostel may be booked subject to availability and agreement. Each room has a wash hand basin with running water – usually hot and cold.

All rooms are carpeted and have central heating. You will have use of the Kitchen (0730 – 1000hrs and 1430 – 2230hrs), dining room, lounge, showers and toilets.

We provide free for your use and subject to availability – a light, self service breakfast in the morning 0730 – 1000 hrs, tea, coffee (during kitchen open hours), free internet access (morning and evening), free wifi should be available too, and there is normally use of a drying room and laundry facilities. The hostel is closed during the day generally from 1030 – 1430 hrs for cleaning, staff rest and maintenance. Hostel is closed to entry from MIDNIGHT. If the weather is very bad or you are ill you can use the lounge and outside loo during the time the hostel is closed for cleaning if agreed with staff. We have bike storage, motorcycles may be parked in the hostel grounds. There is free on street parking close to the hostel for cars. This is a hostel – not a hotel so we expect you to wash, dry and put away any items used in the kitchen and leave it tidy for other guests please.

This Lake District Hostel is located

just 4 minutes walk from ‘Ambleside’ town centre and just 8 minutes walk from Lake Windermere, right in the heart of the lakes. It is ideally situated for access to all the Lakes and Fells and has good bus links to most towns and villages in the National Park. Walks from the doorstep.

A comfortable lounge, dining room and kitchen for guest use make this an ideal alternative to traditional style bed and breakfast accommodation.

Some of the lakes long distance paths and walks are within easy access from the hostel.

Use the Lake District hostels as a base camp for walking, cycling or swimming and athletics club outings. An ideal base for 3 peaks stopover, Great North Swim on (in?) Lake Windermere, 24 peaks challenge, Lakes 100 and 50 ultra running races and most long distance walk stopovers.

John o’Groats – Land End cycle ride? ‘This Lake District hostel is the ‘HALF WAY POINT’ give or take a mile!!

Waterski in Ambleside

Watersports centre 2 miles away at Low Wood for water skiing canoe hire etc.

60 beds in dorms (we have taken out 12 beds since we took over to give you more space) ranging from 2 – 12 beds. Each dorm has a wash basin and bed linen is included in the cost.

Character is built into most lake-district-hostels, certainly this one. Squeaky floors, windows that rattle in a gale, prehistoric plumbing, steps and stairs everywhere!!!! This hostel is not really suitable for people with mobility problems. With 2,4,6,7, 8 and 10 bed rooms, most individuals, groups and parties up to 57 people can be accommodated. Stay 1 night, 2 nights or a week – it’s up to you, but booking is often essential in busy periods!

Lake District Red Routes

We are pleased to see motor cycle tour or club outings who are visiting the lakes, and have parking on site for about 20 neatly placed bikes. This is a great base to stay for doing Lake District Red Routes. Plenty to chose from with grades from a walk in the park – to – that made you think!

Red routes

are tracks where motorised vehicle access is permitted. They are usually marked with a sign at each end giving code of conduct and access regulations. click link= ‘red routes stuff’
Cyclists and mountain bikers can store their bikes in the bike store. We have a drying room and a guest washing machine and tumble dryer. We have a limited number of towels for hire, so please bring your own if possible. We usually have ear plugs for sale! There is a computer for free internet access and we provide free tea and coffee while the kitchen is open.

This lake district hostel is just 4 minutes from the centre of Ambleside, 7 minutes walk from Lake Windermere, a short bus ride from Windermere town, Grasmere & Rydal (Wordsworth’s home and museum), Hawkshead & Sawrey (Beatrix Potter’s home), and easy travelling distance to Kendal, Keswick, Ulverston, Coniston and all the main peaks and lakes: Scafell, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Fairfield, Red Screes, Helm Crag / Ullswater, Derwent Water, Tarn Hows, Coniston Water, Elterwater, Grasmere and Thirlmere to name but a few.

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