Accommodation in and around Ambleside.
For the navigation courses that we base in Ambleside there are various options. We haven't checked them all out personally but we've had navigation students stay at all of places below and they have said good things about them
If you are camping the closest place is Rydale Hall http://www.rydalhall.org/
There is also the national trust campsite in Langdale http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-localtoyou/w-northwest/w-lakedistrict-feature/w-northwest-lakedistrict_camping/w-northwest-lakedistrict_camping-langdale.htm
The closest hostel to where we meet is an independent hostel called Ambleside Backpackers http://www.englishlakesbackpackers.co.uk/
There is also a YHA Youth Hostel in Ambleside http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/the-lake-district/hostels/Ambleside/index.aspx
There are also Youth Hostels fairly close by in Langdale, Elterwater and Grassmere.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
We've only just started asking for recommendations of B&B's so we only have one at the moment.
Chapel House - www.chapelhouse-ambleside.co.uk - 015394 33143
As far as other B&B's are concerned you could try this site. http://www.amblesideonline.co.uk/newguesthse.shtml