Terms and Conditions

By accepting these terms and conditions and completing the booking process you are entering a legal agreement. We look forward to welcoming you to our hostel.

Booking Enquiries


Booking enquiries can be made by phone, e mail or online.

Please let us know the mix of your party and ages of any young people under the age of 16.
Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult.
SORRY, NO DRINKING, STAG OR HEN PARTIES. We reserve the right to cancel bookings or ask the party to leave, without refund, if we find you are stag or hen or drinking parties and are disruptive to the premises or neighbours. The Managers decision is final in case of a disagreement.
Ambleside Backpackers reserve the right to decline any booking at its discretion.

 Please note: for groups of 9+ people and whole hostel booking enquiries please call us or complete the large group booking enquiry form


Reservation/Cancellation Policy


Groups up to 10 People

Bookings require a non returnable deposit £200.00. 16 people £300.00 pay by cheque. Booking not confirmed until cheque clears.
Refunds; The booking deposit is non refundable.
Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival or with booking if less than 8 weeks before holiday commences.


If you notify us at least 8 weeks BEFORE noon on the day of arrival of a cancellation of all your booking requirements there will be no further charge. The booking deposit is not refundable. – If you do not inform us 8 weeks before noon on the day of arrival you will be liable for the whole cost of the booking.

A Provisional Booking will be held, subject to agreement with the hostel manager, for a short period awaiting the deposit payment.

Ambleside Backpackers Hostel is a quiet, relaxed place in a quiet residential area. We ask all guests to be quiet in and around the hostel after 11 pm.

We expect you to show consideration to the hostel premises and our neighbors. We reserve the right to ask you to leave, without refund, if in the opinion of the hostel staff your presence is considered to be detrimental to any of the above.

No Smoking, vaping or use of ‘e’ cigarettes in the hostel or ground except in the designated smoking area.

Personal belongings within the hostel and grounds are your responsibility at all times.

On departure please leave the hostel building clean and tidy.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs are allowed in the hostel, but only on the ground floor. Dogs MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATENDED AT ANY TIME IN THE BUILDING. You will be asked to leave immediately if this rule is broken.

Non-availability of accommodation – We would only cancel your holiday if, for reasons beyond our control, the accommodation here was unavailable. We would attempt to offer you alternative accommodation, however if this was not possible, or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

The hostel opens for CHECK IN from 16.30. CHECK OUT on final day by 10.00 am.