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8.8

Excellent

20 reviews

20 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Honister Slate Mine 3.1 km
Theatre by the Lake 8.6 km
Hope Park 8.6 km
Keswick Golf Club 8.8 km
Walla Crag 8.8 km
George Fisher Ltd 9.0 km
Viridian Gallery 9.0 km
Treeby & Bolton Gallery & Shop 9.1 km
Price Walker Antiques 9.1 km
Dog & Gun 9.1 km

YHA Borrowdale

Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Borrowdale, Keswick, United Kingdom, CA12 5XE - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Borrowdale part of Keswick, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Garden

Hiking

Laundry service

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Announcements by hotel (1)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

Facilities

Car park

Luggage storage

Game room

Bar

Restaurants

Kitchen

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Keswick in the last 24 hoursCompared to 538 Keswick properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at YHA Borrowdale

Triple Room (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds
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Twin Room (shared bathroom)
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom - 4 person
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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6 Bed Private Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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Pod Cabin (2 Adults & 1 Child)
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Borrowdale?

    Check-in is from 05:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to YHA Borrowdale?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Borrowdale has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Keswick with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

    Is breakfast offered at YHA Borrowdale?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at YHA Borrowdale. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 7 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

    What is the smoking policy at YHA Borrowdale?

    YHA Borrowdale does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby YHA Borrowdale?

    Restaurants including Restaurant at Hazel Bank Country House, Grange Bridge Cottage Tea Shop and Mary Mount Hotel are popular in YHA Borrowdale’s neighborhood which is known as Borrowdale.

    What are popular attractions near YHA Borrowdale?

    Guests at YHA Borrowdale can easily visit Honister Slate Mine located in the Borrowdale area.

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    What people love about YHA Borrowdale

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Location

      "Great location and facilities."

      Amanda

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      July 16, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "The breakfast was also plentiful, hot and well cooked."

      Helen

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      April 5, 2022

    • 8.8

      Excellent

      "Plenty of beautiful walks."

      Lucyna

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      September 19, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 538 Keswick properties
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    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Location score
    9.2/10
    Service score
    8.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Keswick properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Keswick properties
    Better than
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    %
    of Keswick properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Keswick properties
    Overall rating:

    8.8

    Excellent
    20 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.7
    Facilities
    8.9
    Location
    9.1
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    More about YHA Borrowdale

    More about YHA Borrowdale

    YHA Borrowdale

    Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Taxi services provided by YHA Borrowdale makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Keswick. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
    Packing light is possible at YHA Borrowdale thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
    Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In some select rooms, you can find mini bar at your disposal.


    Dining and things to do

    Every day at YHA Borrowdale begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. For the ultimate convenience, you can even have groceries delivered to your room at YHA Borrowdale, with their exclusive service. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
    Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails. Get social at the hostel's library and games room, where you can meet other guests.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.9

    Languages spoken
    • English
    Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Water sports (non-motorized)
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Taxi service
    Available in all rooms
    • Carpeting
    • Free bottled water
    • Heating
    • Mirror
    • Shared bathroom

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site
    Restaurant
    • Menu: Buffet

    Location

    Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Borrowdale, Keswick, United Kingdom, CA12 5XE
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.1

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • The property will contact guests directly in order to give instructions regarding check-in.
    • The property does not accept group bookings of more than 16 people.
    • The property does not charge an additional temporary member fee.
    • Discounts are not available for YHA members (England and Wales) or IYHF when making a booking.
    • Towels are not provided at this property. Guests can rent or purchase towels at the reception.
    • Wi-Fi/Internet access is available throughout the property at no additional charge.
    • Photo ID must be presented upon arrival and match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide photographic proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. Photo ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These photo IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in. If photo ID cannot be provided, you will be refused entry to the property.
    • Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from17:00
    • Check-in until23:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)7 GBP
    The property
    • Number of rooms 22

    Property announcements

    Bookings (either single or multiple) of more than 14 consecutive nights will not be allowed and will be cancelled in line with YHA’s policies.

    Reviews of YHA Borrowdale from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.8
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.9
    Location9.1
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.4
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    9+ Exceptional (5)
    8-9 Excellent (3)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Lucyna from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom - 4 person
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2022

    Excellent”

    Great place for a quiet break. Plenty of beautiful walks.

    Reviewed September 20, 2022

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    Hi Lucyna, thanks for taking the time to leave a review :) we hope you stay again.

    Responded October 18, 2022
    YHA Borrowdale
    8.8
    Excellent
    Azizur from United Kingdom
    Group
    6 Bed Private Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2022

    decent place just make sure to take ID for all travellers otherwise will be rejected.”

    this was in terms and condition however not everyone reads the terms and conditions so think think this should be highlighted better.

    Reviewed August 16, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Helen from United Kingdom
    Group
    Triple Room (Shared Bathroom)
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

    Fantastic!”

    We were a group of 3 girls looking for a base to explore the lakes including scaling Scafell Pike. It couldn't have been more perfectly located and we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival to see not only a self catering kitchen but also a bar and restaurant serving fantastic home cooked meals at bargain prices which was just what we needed after a long day walking! The breakfast was also plentiful, hot and well cooked. The staff were all absolutely fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful. Special thanks to Sam who went above and beyond to help us and others during out stay. Thanks so much for a fantastic trip.

    Reviewed April 05, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Philip from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room (shared bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2021

    Solo walker”

    Excellent friendly staff. Great room. Great food at a very reasonable price. Overall excellent.

    Reviewed September 24, 2021

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    Hi Philip, Thank you very much for your positive review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Oliver

    Responded September 28, 2021
    YHA Borrowdale
    8.4
    Excellent
    Amanda from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Twin Room (shared bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Great for travellers / needs an update”

    Loo doors would barely reopen leaving you wondering if you’d become trapped. Needs new beds as these are EXHAUSTED!! Great location and facilities.

    Reviewed July 16, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Donna
    Family with young children
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom - 4 person
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Lovely setting, however the staff really need to be trained more ”

    We love Borrowdale and have visited a few times, however in the past we have camped. The room was clean and had better facilities out of the 3 hostels we have stayed at this week. However, the staff didn't know what they were doing, there was no ales on or any pumps working, the desk was unorganized and people were being told it was a 30-40 minute wait to check in (only myself and another lady waiting) The man on the desk couldn't use the system and it all seemed very unorganized and unprofessional. The breakfast wasn't nice at all and it was just a shame really, we will go back but it will be on a self catering basis and hopefully the desk and staff know what they are doing

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

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    2.0
    Sophie from France
    Family with teens
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom - 4 person
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Great location and great staff!”

    Best YH in the area!

    Reviewed August 12, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Danielle from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Triple Room (Shared Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    beautiful setting for a weekend in the fells”

    clean and cosy hostel with everything you need. WiFi was down at the time of my stay but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing - we kept ourselves entertained in the hostels bar and played a few board games they have to lend. The kitchen was well equipped so food prep was easy. We didn't buy food from their menu, but it did look good! This hostel is set within a beautiful setting - surrounded by Hills with a lovely stream on the doorstep, plenty of walks in the area, stunning views from our room, and perfect for star gazing on a clear night. It's also only a short drive into Keswick and Derwent water. Child friendly, dog friendly, suitable for groups and perfect for couples - I'd highly recommend this hostel to anyone looking to spend a few days in the hills.

    Reviewed November 21, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Celine from France
    Solo traveler
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Exceptional”

    La meilleure auberge de mon tour d'Angleterre!

    Reviewed September 18, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stephane from France
    Group
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom - 4 person
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Tout juste fabuleux”

    Un decor somptueux, une equipe formidable, tout est propre et confortable. Et il y a veaucoup de parcours de rando superbe à faire juste à coté. Foncez !

    Reviewed September 14, 2017

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