Bedrooms at YHA Ambleside are spread across three floors. Please be aware that there is no lift in the hostel. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment. Please note that towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own. If checking in after 22:00, guests should advise the hostel so they can arrange check in. Group bookings: All bookings for 17 people or more cannot be accepted by YHA. Please note this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking. All guests must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Driver’s license, passport, student ID or similarly recognised national identity cards are accepted. The property have a small car park; if this is full when you arrive there is limited on-street parking in front of the pier and on Lake Road. There is also a pay and display car park, 2 minutes' walk from the hostel, on Borrans Road that offers free parking from 20:00 - 08:00.
The YHA Ambleside sits on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It offers a range of budget accommodation, a café serving local food, and self-catering facilities. After being refurbished, the property now boasts newly decorated rooms, a new restaurant and a decked terrace with lake views. The comfortable TV lounge and some of the dorms and bedrooms have views across both the lake and the Langdale Pikes. There is a selection of books for guests to borrow. Laundry facilities are also provided. The bar offers a range of local ales and there is a large garden with plenty of seating. There are many walking and cycling routes surrounding YHA Ambleside, and there is a bike store on site. A variety of watersports can be enjoyed on the lake and guests can buy tickets for lake cruises and mountain goat tours at reception. Ambleside village is a 10-minute walk from the YHA hostel. It has a selection of quaint tea rooms, artisan shops and country pubs. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds.