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We've been staying in Ilam Hall in the Peak District. It's a hostel, but boy, what a difference. I know, I haven't been in one for over twenty years, but these places have really changed. Most of the people staying had young kids. They served meals and you didn't have to do duties. Had a lovely time.
20th Feb 2008, 16:39  

anonymous says:

That's a lovely shot. Were the meals fairly decent?
I once stayed in a horrible hostel in Islington and left within hours because it was so grim. Seems like things have changed over the last few years. Sounds great.

21st Feb 2008, 20:06

PrincessJun says:

oops - I'm 'anonymous' above.

21st Feb 2008, 20:07

taniwha says:

I've had some pretty grim hostel experiences in the past but have only walked out of one. This one really was a cut above.

The one meal we had was pretty good. It was home cooked but not fancy-smancy in way. I'd recommend it to anyone.

21st Feb 2008, 20:11

billion says:

dude that is one hell of a crash pad and some bizarre architectural features going on there... what period is it? and why do you look like you're standing on a collapsed elongated cricket pitch?

21st Feb 2008, 20:18

hostels, like everything, vary immensely. I've stayed there a long time ago and it was fantastic then, glad it's still up to scratch!

22nd Feb 2008, 14:57

taniwha says:

Billion - it was built around 1820 I think. This isn't the Mansion but teh servant's quarters!

You would be impressed Para ... you can also get some decent cycling in.

22nd Feb 2008, 16:33