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Reviews of Thorney How Grasmere Lake District Hostel

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 97%

Facilities 89%

Location 97%

Safety 97%

Staff 100%

Value 89%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • 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
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 7.83USD
  • Towel 3.13USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • 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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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 97%

Facilities 89%

Location 97%

Safety 97%

Staff 100%

Value 89%

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, nice to be a bit out of the main town.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi Caitlin Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for your positive comments. Kind regards Taylor & Carolyn, Owners

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The location is perfect for lovers of rusticity--it's only a mile from Grasmere Village. The dorms are spotless. During the week, if there are not too many guests, the owners allow you to be alone in a four-bed dorm room.

Disliked: The 5-pound breakfast that they advertise consists of cereal and toast. Really! That kind of breakfast is free at most hostels. The full English breakfast is 10 pounds.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi Gary
Glad to see there as some good points here :-) Some corrections, we're 1/2 mile from Grasmere village and the full English breakfast is £7.25. Our basic breakfast is as advertised, we are not duping anyone about this. Your bed price is cheaper because we do not factor breakfasts into our costs for those that do not want it. If included in the price for everyone your bed price would naturally increase overall whether you wanted the breakfast or not.
Kind regards Taylor & Carolyn, Owners

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Anonymous
05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Relaxation / spa, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great staff, brilliant location, cuddly cats hanging around, comfortable beds, warm blankets + extra wool blankets, very clean bathrooms and bedrooms, drying room for wet clothes etc, nice outside area, good value for money. Would definitely come again! Great for backpackers or families.

Disliked: It might have been easier if the breakfast had been offered as a buffet instead of bringing every single basket etc to each table. Just an idea to simplify, nothing else to criticise! :)

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi Katharina
We like your idea, glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for your positive comments.
Kind regards
Taylor & Carolyn, Owners

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Anonymous
14 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Located in the most idyllic surrounds yet with all the facilities one could wish for either on site or within ten minutes walk. Salubrious accommodation with friendly and helpful hosts it is difficult to fault Thorney How in any respect.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

That's great, thanks Peter. Hope you had a good ride on your next day. See you again soon.
Taylor & Carolyn, Owners.

89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great character and buildings, friendly managers.

Disliked: It is quire inconvenient that the main building, kitchen etc is closed for a large part of the day.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

A note to guests in general. Closing during the day is not an uncommon feature of hostels in the UK in more rural areas.
Kind regards
Taylor & Carolyn.

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Great facilities for a traveller

Disliked: was very quite but I did go in October when it was chucking it down with rain

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Glad you enjoyed your stay Daniel :-) We hope you get to visit the Lakes again sometime when it isn't chucking it down. Best wishes Taylor & Carolyn

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: I loved it! It is a little out of the way but that's what the lakes are about the location is bang at the bottom of the mountains looking over the valley and a short walk to Grassmere the local village. The staff are fantastic! The rooms are clean and everyone is very friendly and helpful. It's close to great walking locations. I would recommend it!

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Glad you enjoyed your stay Jenny :-)
We hope you get to visit the Lakes again sometime.
Best wishes
Taylor & Carolyn

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