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Thorney How Grasmere Hostel

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, England

95% Overall Rating 8 out of 9 customers would recommend this property based on 9 reviews

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 90%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 100%

Value 90%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Towels for hire

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Map and Directions


We strongly recommend that you carry some form of printed map and directions with you as mobile / internet reception is poor.

From the bus stop in Grasmere centre follow Easedale Road leading north from the village green for 1/4 mile – you will go past Butharlyp How YHA, several small groups of houses and over a small bridge (Goody Bridge).
At a junction Thorney How Hostel is signposted (small brown sign) right 400yds.
Follow the narrow winding and rising lane past a group of houses and woodland. Thorney How is then on your left – via an unmade track that leads uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin.

The nearest local train service is Windermere, with the nearest national line station at Oxenholme Lake District with good links North and South.
Be aware that delayed trains could mean that you miss the last bus!

National Rail Enquiries

Grasmere has a regular bus service North and South. From Windermere the bus will take around 30 minutes. The bus stop is in the centre of Grasmere village 1/2 mile or 15 mins walk.
Please be aware that National Coaches do not stop in the village and will add an extra 1/2 mile walk through the centre of the village.
The local service is roughly 1/2 hourly, it is less frequent in the evenings and on Sundays.

555 / 556 South to Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Lancaster
555 / 556 North to Keswick (then 554 to Carlisle)

For Bus Timetables

(Warning all access routes are via narrow lanes – not suitable for larger coaches)
Thorney How is best accessed via Easedale Road in Grasmere.

Traveling North

From the A591 traveling north on approaching Grasmere go past the roundabout junction near to the Wordsworth Trust signposted Grasmere Village. Instead take the next left hand turn 1/2 mile further on also signposted Grasmere Village and opposite to The Swan Hotel.

This is Swan Lane (B5287) leading to Broadgate. Follow this into the village for 1/2 mile – Easedale Road is immediately on the right as you reach the village green having just passed the Coop Store.

Follow as for on foot above.

Traveling south

From the A591 approaching Grasmere shortly after the first 40 mph sign either take a right hand turn on a sharp bend opposite a post box, currently unsignposted leading to a single track lane. Follow this to a small bridge. Take the left hand fork after the bridge onto another narrow lane with limited passing places for approximately ½ mile. After passing a farm on the right the road twists and drops down hill. A right hand turn leads to an unmade track leading uphill for about 50yds by a Grit Bin. This will be properly signposted in the future. If you pass this track you will eventually come back to Easedale Road and into Grasmere village.

Alternatively take the next right hand turn opposite the Swan Hotel signposted Grasmere village and follow directions as for traveling north above.

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