Hostels in Ambleside, England

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Get to know Ambleside (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ambleside. To help you make friends with Ambleside before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Ambleside is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, without forgoing the comforts that don't occur in rural areas. For travelers staying in Ambleside hostels, the experience is that of a true British holiday, without getting overrun by holiday-goers. In the small, but lively, city center itself there are several shops (grocery stores as well). Take a stroll down to the lake and watch the sailboats or rowboats chasing each other (or hop on one yourself) and enjoy the sprawling lawns and swimming areas.

If you feel like taking a ride on a boat, there is a ferry that leaves from Ambleside Pier and is a good way to relax during the afternoon. There are also lots of trailheads that start in Ambleside, so be sure to make the most of a visit to the Lake District and hike along the rolling hills and mountains. Pop up to Rydal Mount and see William Wordsworth's home, or walk through the gardens of Rydal Hall (it's free) and see what life was like living in an estate.

Beatrix Potter fans can go down into Windermere on a short bus ride to visit her house, but to understand the real inspiration behind the stories, it is best to go outside and explore for yourself. Heed weather conditions, although, and if you do go for a walk, make sure to bring a map and a compass, and head back in before dusk.

There are a few pubs in Ambleside, but to be fair this is not a place known for its nightlife, although stag and hen parties occasionally seem to frequent the place under the impression that there is a large nightlife scene.

Written by local enthusiast for Ambleside hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ambleside hostels Emily Schreiber

FAQ about Ambleside Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ambleside. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ambleside. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Ambleside costs on average $104 for a dorm. A hostel in Ambleside with private rooms costs on average $81.
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YHA Ambleside is the best hostel in Ambleside for groups.
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YHA Ambleside is the best rated hostel for partying in Ambleside.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Ambleside

Your Packing List for Ambleside

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Ambleside Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ambleside, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$104 Average dorm price
$81 Average private room price
1 Party hostels in Ambleside
YHA Ambleside is the best rated
Most Ambleside hostels are located in
Hawkshead
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Grasmere (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Elterwater (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Windermere (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Lake District (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Kendal (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Newby Bridge (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Keswick (22 Km / 13 mi.)

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