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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

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Frizington, Cumbria
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Clean well run hostel with plenty of space - family play lounge, tv lounge, main lounge, games room in cellar and laundry facilities, wifi on ground floor. The downside for me was the self catering facilities. These involved going outside, up the lane to another building and down 21 steep steps. No problem on a summer evening but not so...

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Dear Graqlvel, Thank you for your review. Glad to see that you enjoyed our spacious facilities. Also thank you for you comments, this is something that we have taken note of and I just wanted to let you know the progress that has been made. We have ordered new fridges and have spent a lot of time deep cleaning the...

Horwich
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great location, situated in nice grounds and only a couple of minutes' walk from Grasmere centre, which is an interesting place to visit and has plenty of good quality cafes and restaurants. Also a very handy base for walking and exploring - we visited Easedale tarn on arrival and climbed Fairfield the next day - fantastic mountain views. The...

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed Easedale and Fairfield Horseshoe (some of my favourites too). We hope to see you again soon.

Lancs, UK
Reviewed 17 January 2017

As it was nearly 40 years since I last stayed in a Youth Hostel, I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised with the clean comfortable beds, plentiful showers & toilets & large comfortable lounges. The reception staff were all friendly & helpful, & the breakfasts were fine (not amazing, but definitely adequate for the price). 2 minor...

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Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the progress we have made since the last time you stayed and that you enjoyed your stay. As for your feedback, we will look into the room plug sockets, as it was something we were unaware of. And the parking can be an issue, and is something...

Manchester
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've stayed here on a number of occasions and on this visit, as always, found the staff friendly, the rooms and communal areas clean and tidy and the location ideal. However, the breakfast was decidedly on the stingy side, you'd get twice as much for the same price in a lot of pubs and B and Bs. Two person room...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic weekend. The facilities are great. Friendly staff. Lovely location and ridiculously comfy beds! Anywhere in the lakes will be beautiful but there aren't so many budget options. This makes YHA perfect. Bring towels and toiletries as it's basic provisions. Bedding is provided and you can buy anything you forget. Parking can be a bit of a mission...

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Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Watched wild deer on the lawn at breakfast, right outside the window. Mike was very helpful and made us feel welcome. A lovely tea had in the beautiful lounge the following afternoon after days walking. Would definitely return here.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stayed here with 2 Greek friends who wanted a traditional English break. Lovely Hostel, something for everyone. Great welcome from Sarah, together with a smashing breakfast. Thanks Sarah, you were a great advert for the YHA.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lounges and setting excellent. Great for strolling in to pubs in Grasmere and wonderful walks from the door. Staff very helpful. Parking was a real problem however! We had to park cars almost a mile away and walk back to hostel.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The prices as with many YHA facilities are very affordable. You are housed in a Victorian mansion with bunk rooms. The facility is situated with some lovely views of the hills around, and you are within walking distance of the town and some nice pubs. Really lovely place. The breakfast is nice as well, £5.75 will get you a fry-up...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were travelling as a couple and just looking for a base for 2 nights so that we could do some walking in the area. The hostel is well situated and is equipped like other YHA hostels that we have used. We were allocated room 6 which was really tiny and from the plan of the building clearly the smallest...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set within the beautiful Lakeland village of Grasmere, this Victorian mansion features fabulous views of the surrounding fells and valleys. Guests can enjoy the restaurant and relaxing TV lounge. Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth, is just 15 minutes’ walk away from YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe. The shores of Grasmere Lake are just 15 minutes away on foot and the surrounding fells contain numerous scenic walking trails. Grasmere village is just a 10-minute walk away. Home-cooked meals are available in YHA Grasmere’s restaurant, while guests can also cook within the self-catering kitchen and make use of the dining room. There is also a cafe on-site and a small shop for guests. The majority of rooms at YHA Grasmere’s contain bunk beds. Guests are able to relax in spacious, lovely grounds, whilst there is also a games room and Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Address: Butharlyp How Easedale Road, Grasmere LA22 9QG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Price Range: $46 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a quieter room, not over the kitchens.”
edwardtate, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The main building is a rabbit warren of stairs - if this will be an issue please be sure to let staff know when booking.”
KP508, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the annexe if you want easy access to self catering”
Graqlvel, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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QuentinGranddad1, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the main house.”
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