I've never stayed in YHA hostel before and this place had good and bad points.
First off the Hostel is a lovely old building in a cracking location; the accomadation was basic as you would expect from a hostel but it was clean. Unfortunately when we arrived at 21:30 at night after a long walk we found we had to pay more than the price we were quoted when we booked because we're not members of the Association and at that time of night we did not have any other options.
On checking out, we were told we had to pay a 2nd time for one breakfast, that we had paid for the day before and then were told in an agressive manner by the deputy manager "We'll take the hit this time!" which when the food had already been paid for is not taking a hit.
As I said this was my first experience of using the YHA and because of the condescending and confrontational way our group was spoken to I personally will not be returning to YHA and would warn others to avoid these unprofessional places.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe Lake District