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Ambleside Backpackers B&B

  • Iveing Cottage
  • Old Lake Road
  • Ambleside
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 0DJ


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Family
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

About this Hostel

For the budget conscious, Ambleside Backpackers offers exceptionally clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the heart of the Lakes, just a 4 minute walk from the centre of Ambleside with its many shops, inns and restaurants. We cater for families, singles, couples and groups, with free WiFi available and a self-service buffet breakfast included. The hostel has its own cooking facilities so you’re welcome to prepare your own meals, and laundry/ drying facilities, bike storage and a guest lounge are all available.

Rooms or dormitorys

A peaceful night’s rest after days out in the surrounding fells is assured with us. Sixty beds are available in a choice of room and dorm style room formats.

We have 1 two bed room , 4 x four bed rooms, 4 x six bed rooms, 1 spacious 10 bed room and a large 12 bed room.

Each room can be booked as a whole room for friends, groups and families. Single beds in male, female and mixed dorm rooms are also offered, ideal for solo visitors. Exceptionally clean female and male shower rooms are also in-house for guest use.


Wake up at a flexible time to suit you, and enjoy our great self-service breakfast, served daily from 7.30am to 10am in our character old dining room. Breakfast includes toast, tea, coffee and cereals.

Other facilities

Relax with friends and family, and make some new friends, in the communal hostel lounge.

Bike storage space, an unlimited supply of free tea and coffee, laundry facilities and a drying room ideal for outdoor enthusiasts are all included in your stay - all for a great value price!

Special to Ambleside Backpackers B&B

*Light breakfast included free in price * Very reasonable charges with longer stay reduction * Ideally situated, 3 minutes from bus * 60 beds in a large traditional Lakeland cottage * Clean, secure, comfortable and warm * Manager on site * Mountain & valley walks from the doorstep * Internet access and WIFI free * Big self catering kitchen for guest use

Availability information

Visit our website for more information, call us or book direct online. It's worth giving us a ring or email us as we do have cancellations. Please let us know the make up of your party - Females? Males? Children? Please call us direct if your party includes children. We do not accept bookings from Stag or single sex drinking parties. You may be turned away without refund if you give false information.

Directions to Ambleside Backpackers B&B

By Bus: From Bus terminus walk up the road 50m to the 't' junction. Cross straight over the road and then turn right. After 15m fork left up Old Lake Rd. Hostel is 200m up Old Lake Rd. By Car; Get into one way system and go round until you are heading South back towards Windermere. After passing Churchills Pub on the right take the first left fork up into Old Lake Rd. Hostel is 200 m up Old Lake Rd. Parking is free on the roads around the hostel. Please do not block gates and garages or park on double yellow lines! For Sat Nav the post code is. La22 0DJ


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