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015394 32340. Ambleside Backpackers Ltd. Trades as 'Ambleside Backpackers' Our registered office is 2, Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN21 2AH.
VAT No. Ambleside Backpackers is no longer VAT registered
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What you get when you stay at the hostel: (Ambleside accommodation)
A bed, or bunk beds, in a dormitory subject to availability and booking. You can also book a dormitory(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 dormitory has a wash hand basin with running water - usually hot and cold.
All dorms 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. If the weather is very bad or you are ill you will be permitted to 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. These ares hostels - not hotels so we expect you to wash, dry and put away any items used in the kitchen and leave it tidy for other guests please.

The Ambleside Hostel is located just 4 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside town centre,8 minutes walk from Lake Windermere. 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.
Long Distance paths and walks are within easy access from the hostels.
Use the hostelin the Lake District as a base camp for walking, cycling or swimming and athletics club outings. Ideal base for 3 peaks stopover, Great North Swim on (in?) Lake Windermere, 24 peaks challenge and most long distance walk stopovers.
Doing John o'Groats - Land End cycle ride? THIS IS THE 'HALF WAY POINT' give or take a mile!!
Watersports centre 2 miles away at Low Wood for water skiing canoe hire etc.
57 beds in dorms (we have taken out 15 beds since we too over to give you more space) ranging from 2 - 10 beds. Most dorms have a wash basin and bed linen is included in the hire cost.
Character is built in - squeaky floors, windows that rattle, prehistoric plumbing, steps and stairs everywhere!!!! The hostel is not really suitable for people with mobility problems. With 2,4,6,7,8 & 10 bed dorms, most individuals, groups and parties up to 57 people can be accommodated. Stay 1 night, 2 nights or a week - its up to you, but booking is essential!
We are pleased to see motor cycle tour or club outings and have parking on site for about 20 neatly placed bikes. 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. The 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 home and museum), Hawkshead & Sawrey (Beartrix Potters 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, Grassmere and Thirlmere to name but a few.
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