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Swavesey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights here and for a YHA it's not bad at all. Currently undergoing some roof repairs but did not stop our enjoyment. Scaffolding around the building means I can only score 4 instead of the 5 is deserves. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and relaxed. Bob (the manager) has a perfect attitude towards his guests and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here walking a few ridges. Lovely weather, great views, stunning autumnal colours. The hostel was great, easy access to the valley, although still a drive from any of the peaks. I'm looking forward to seeing the new roof and the building in all its glory when the scaffolding comes down. Great games room, and plenty of facilities.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Super friendly staff and great grub make this a special YHA in a wonderful location. I stayed for a week on an excellent course with Carolclimb Outdoor Adventures and had a marvellous time. I enjoyed the meals and for a change the highly rated Strands Inn and micro-brewery is only a mile away. Thanks very much to Bob and the... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This hostel is in an ideal location for quick access to some of the big fells. Set on the lake shore of wast water the views from the hostel are second to none. All of the staff were helpful, knowledgeable and first class. The food was the best that I have had in a hostel in recent times. Heartily recommend... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed at the Hall for the 4th time. On a budget and spending most of the day in the adjacent fells,this place is ideal. Set in a tranquil location among the trees of Low Wood with a panorama of the screes opposite and from the Lake side boasts the most impressive view in the whole of the Lake District.... More 

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Thank Christopher J
wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for tanking the time to review us, also thanks for coming back again and again - this is surely the best compliment. We are blessed to have the setting we do, maybe the best place in the world? (I think so!!) See you again in the not too distant future... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Arrived late and smelly after 36 mile run! Staff great and very helpful. Showers good and comfortable beds. Slept in a dorm but with shelf space and facilities for charging phone etc really pleased. Breakfast was very good, good coffee and vegetarian breakfast supplied no problem. Will be using this YH again...

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Thank DanAndie
wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for booking to stay with us and also for taking the time to leave a review on the place. We have all the essentials for a great stay (well, maybe not a sauna or hot tub but most other things, including WiFi), in the best place in the world. We do take pride in our catering at... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night at this fantastic hostel after a 15 mile wet walk from Buttermere (over Red Pike, High Style, a sopping Black Sail Pass...much needed dinnertime fish&chips and pints in the Wasdale Head Inn!) Was great to dry off and enjoy a quiet evening of chatting and reading with friendly fellow guests; the views of waterfalls and Wast Water... More 

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wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for booking to stay at Wasdale Hall and thanks for taking the time to review us. Wasdale is surely the best place to be and naturally Wasdale Hall is the best place to be able to relax and soak up the mountain atmosphere.. (yes, this does mean the rain from time to time). Hope to see you again... More 

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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed room. Can't imagine there is a YHA with a better location if you like mountains and lakes. The hostel is lakeside - the kids could paddle and fish in the lake. The area is calm and stunning. You can do walks or runs straight from the door. We walked up... More 

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wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for booking to stay with us and also for taking the time to leave a review. There is surely no better place in the world to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery, or while the time away on the lake side here. We do now have WiFi, quite surprising for the location but we do aim to please........ More 

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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

I stayed here in April 2015 and really enjoyed my stay. I was in a dorm room and had no issues with noise etc. The food was excellent - both breakfast and evening meals - and the staff super enthusiastic and helpful.The location, on the banks of Wastwater, is idyllic and faces the Screes across the water. I traveled to... More 

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wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for your review, it's always good to hear from our guests! I'm pleased to read that everything was good for you during your stay, hopefully if you come back to stay with us you will see that we have done some more improvements in the building - we have refurbed 2 bedrooms from top to bottom... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This was the fourth time that we have rented out the entire hostel under 'Exclusive Hire'. A group of 25 - 10 adults and 15 children aged from 12 to 2 - we love it here. So much to do, a wonderful hostel with amazing lakeside location and brilliant wardens on site who make sure you have everything you need... More 

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wastwatermanager, Manager at YHA Wasdale Hall, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks as always for booking to stay with us on the winter Exclusive Hire. It's always good to see our guests re booking - it means that we do something right! The work we had planned has now been completed and we now have WiFi for you all... I hope that we may get a few more things ticked... More 

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YHA Wasdale Hall (formerly known as YHA Wastwater) is a stunning half-timbered National Trust-owned house dating from 1829 and still retains many original features. Enjoy beautiful scenery from the grounds, which extend to the shores of Lake Wastwater, England's deepest lake. Within easy reach of England's highest mountain, walkers will be busy here. After a hectic day enjoy a delicious meal in our wood paneled restaurant with stunning views of the lake. All meals are home-cooked using fresh produce in the Wasdale Hall kitchens and served to your table. A range of local Cumbrian ales, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available to accompany your meal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Wasdale Hall

Address: Wasdale Hall Wasdale Hall, Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET, England (Formerly YHA Wastwater)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Nether Wasdale
Price Range: €76 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Wasdale Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms have a Lake View”
 of 5 bubbles 446christopherj, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dorms very good if you dont mind possibly many comings and goings in the night and early morning.”
 of 5 bubbles DanAndie, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front look over Wastwater”
 of 5 bubbles Sachertorte_12, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“stay in the Wasdale Head Inn....private facilities and no bunks;) ; ;)”
 of 5 bubbles beckyt686, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Overlooking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles joy211, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
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