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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a group of mates for a few days hillwalking. We do this often so have experienced lots of hostels and bunkhouses, good and bad. This is one of the best we have ever stayed in. The rooms are basic as you expect in a hostel but clean and comfortable. The converted church is a beautiful building which...

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good 3 night stay here as a base for walking with some friends Good value, great breakfasts, comfortable beds, clean, and a very welcoming owner, Denise. There is plenty of parking and its ideally situated for access to walking and the town. Will be coming back for sure.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stay was good for a group of 10 people.We were visiting Lake District and needed to stay overnight on a Saturday.One of our requirements was a kitchen to cook our own food and found out this hostel.Thankfully there were no other groups in the hostel and we could enjoy as well.Everyone is still feeling the deal was worth.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Kirkby Stephen hostel for a weekend in February 2017 as a group of 38 people. The hostel had with everything we needed with a well equipped kitchen and a large living/social area which was large enough for our whole group. The owner Denise is also very helpful, making sure we were knew everything we needed to before...

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Thank Tom R
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stayed here for one night during my Coast to Coast walk. I've been 'living' in hostels full time for 6 years, I'm used to looking after myself and was happy to here as the Hostel had everything I needed. Denise the hostel manger was a great help and really friendly.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Simple but well located travelers accommodation. Located between the Dales, the Lakes and the Pennines I have passed this way a few times. Finding a place for the night that has a good location ie. a shop that opens until late and a couple of pubs together with somewhere to get a shower and a bunk for the night is...

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Thank Richard H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The hostel is very nicely placed. Unfortunately it is very tired and somewhat grubby. There were remnants of the old YHA ownership still evident. But the whole place was just run down and in need of a clear out of old furnishings and torn mattresses and grubby worn bedding. It was also quite cold . I have stayed in hostels...

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kirkbystephenhostel, Owner at Kirkby Stephen Hostel, responded to this review

So sorry this customer did not have a good stay at my hostel. The poor place is old and some rooms are indeed tired. I do hope to be able to spend some money on the place this year. The Balcony has been decorated and I am pleased with the result. Two rooms have had new carpets.Yippee, two new windows...

Reviewed 9 November 2016

After a nightmare of a day travelling from Cardiff to Scotland to pick up a new bike, which turned out to break down outside the kirkby stephen, this converted church was definitely my sanctuary for the night. Iwas a real pain to Denise, I mean a real pain... Kept on ringing her in the day and night as I didn't...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed at Kirkby Stephen hostel after a long day of walking. I was welcomed very warmly by the owner, Denise, who made sure I was comfortable in every possible way. The hostel is a magnificent building, the common area is really something special with the stained glass windows. There is plenty of seating and really well-equipped self-catering facilities. The...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever received as warm a welcome as i did upon arriving here. A beautiful hostel in a converted church building, it is a shining example of what an independent hostel can be. Practical, comfortable and affordable. All the facilities that a passing walker or cyclist will need are available, and the main focus of the building...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Please understand the word Hostel, I offer buget accomadation, bunk beds with bedding provided. You can make your own meals, there is a drying room, hot showers,common room to relax in.All you need after a long day walking, cycling,traveling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkby Stephen Hostel

Address: Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Kirkby Stephen
Price Range: €46 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kirkby Stephen Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask Denise”
 of 5 bubbles richardhK6866MI, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book elsewhere if possible”
 of 5 bubbles brinkie3103, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1,2 and 3 are on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 923rebeccah, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“we had the ones in the Warden's den. Quite cosy”
 of 5 bubbles 408iains, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“It's a hostel. You're not paying luxury prices. Be prepared to muck in and you'll enjoy it all the more.”
 of 5 bubbles jonyr39, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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