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Arnside Independent Hostel & Study Centre

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Oakfield Lodge Redhills Road Oakfield Lodge, Arnside LA5 0AT England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Arnside Independent Hostel and Study Centre is a family owned hostel which maintains links to the former owners the Youth Hostel Association (who continue to market our tourist offering as YHA More Arnside). Located in a large Edwardian house above Morecambe Bay, we are perfectly situated and boast great views of the Lake District mountains. A real find for budget accommodation, group, individuals and family breaks if you love Lake District holidays but could do without the summer crowds. It's a good touring base for activity breaks in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and if you're into walking holidays there are plenty of walks nearby. Take the opportunity of a guided cross-bay walk and experience being where the tide will cover for a different view of Morecambe Bay, a different view of life. Also fantastic, is the walk round the coast and back over the Knott, just 2 hours but it seems like a whole walking holiday! Those looking for birdwatching holidays will enjoy the RSPB reserve, Leighton Moss and butterfly lovers shouldn't miss Arnside Knott. Spend the evenings relaxing in the lounge, tv room, 5* self catering kitchen or terrace or choose from a large selection of indoor and outdoor games as well as pool or darts in the games room and enjoy good food in our licensed restaurant or drinks from our well stocked bar. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$52 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Arnside
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel was clean and tidy. the décor is a little tatty in places and the rooms a little musty but the bunk beds more comfortable than expected. Rooms are warm and the welcome friendly. The lounge and kitchen areas was large and fellow guests...More

Thank ianelliot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked our stay via YHA website where it is still marketed as a YHA type facility. Lacking from the usual YHA standards. Heater in the room didn't work. Offered an inadequate small radiator by staff that really didn't have the capacity to heat the room...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Basic but very clean and affordable and set in a beautiful place on morecombe bay. Great walks, and if you’re reasonably fit it’s well worth popping up arnside knott for great views of the mountains. Good pubs in town too and a nice bakery. Very...More

Thank DFandI
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The hostel was lovely, we loved the big garden (with great arrangements, furnitures and view to the sea) and the living room, really cosy and nicely decorated. The room, (the nurse room), although a bit outdated, is good for two people and the boiler, located...More

Thank jomdeco
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This was the ideal place for me and my friends to spend a weekend away. Easily accessible by train, it only took us 20 minutes to walk to from the station. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed, with well kept showers and...More

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Sandie G
26 February 2017|
Response from teepeeDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, the room we had just had four bunks and a seperate room with a double bed, probably best to contact the hostel direct.
15 December 2016|
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Response from JenMc34 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't know the answer but presume dogs are not welcome unless Yha have changed their policy.
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"pot luck; try the headmistress study"
1 week ago
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"Book early as the hostel is popular with groups and individuals !"
26 Nov 2017
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"Not many parking spases"
05 Nov 2017
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"Depends what you want or need. Some have super views, some double beds, some en suite."
01 Jul 2017
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