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Situated right on the shores of Lake Windermere, this stylish Youth Hostel offers unbeatable location, stunning views and state of the art facilities for families, solo travellers and groups looking for a base right in the centre of the Lake District National Park.

While within walking distance of the charming village of Ambleside, YHA Ambleside gives you easy access to prime walking, climbing and watersports in the Lake District - the hostel overlooks the nearby Langdale Pikes. Ambleside Pier is situated right next to the Youth Hostel and, with a modern bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales, you'll never run out of things to do during your stay.

The Ambleside village has plenty of shops to browse, three cinemas for evening entertainment and plenty of great pubs to refresh you after your activity-filled day. We can organise outdoor activity packages for groups, including rock climbing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling and canoeing. If you're on a walking holiday, don't forget to ask at reception for walking routes in the area.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!


This modern 249 bed accommodation has both private and dorm rooms, some of which are en-suite.

YHA Ambleside at a glance:

£1.4 million renovation
Refurbished restaurant and licensed bar
Decked terrace overlooking Lake Windermere
11 rooms with en-suites
Ideal for action-packed family holidays
FREE WiFi for YHA members!
Right next door to Ambleside Pier, we have our own jetty and slipway

Food and Drink


We offer a full hot and cold buffet breakfast to kick-start your day. Breakfast is available from 7.30 - 9.30am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.


The Lakeside is the fantastic restaurant at YHA Ambleside. The Lakeside restaurant and bar provides guests and the public with the opportunity to dine in a contemporary, relaxed and cosy atmosphere right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Windermere with delicious meals on offer throughout the day from 12 - 9pm. The bar is open to the public until 11pm.


Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine in our licensed bar.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.

Self-Catering Facilities

We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen which is great for creating culinary delights and a dining room with seating for 20 people. There is plenty of space for you to store and prepare your food as well as ample table and cookware and pots and pans.

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