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Thorney How Grasmere

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Thorney How is a four-star quality independent hostel in Grasmere, the heart of the English Lake District World Heritage Site. We are a rurally located property providing a quieter base from which to explore the outstanding beautiful scenery and local attractions, on foot, by bike, by public transport or car.

Our property is a family-owned and operated traditional Lakeland residence with private grounds.

We are currently offering standard bed spaces in our refurbished Bunk House. These are all 4 person rooms, with bunk beds and all linen provided. You may book either as whole rooms or as individual beds in single sex rooms. Modern shared unisex showers and toilets are provided with underfloor heating.

Users of the Bunk House will be able to access all our other main house facilities such as dining room / bar / lounge / guests kitchen / drying room / free wifi etc.

Once your booking has been confirmed you can additionally order breakfast, lunch or evening meals.

You will need to bring your own towels, or you can hire a towel for an additional charge.

We also have film nights, mountain bike hire and electric car charging points - see our website for details.

Experience our tranquil setting with easy access to magnificent scenery, mountain walks, cycling and the cultural centre of Grasmere. This is not a location for night time entertainments and we ask all guests to respect a quiet curfew from 11.30pm. Our guest kitchen will also be closed at 11pm.

Thorney How is strictly non smoking and no vaping including the grounds.

Thorney How is fully licensed with it's own bar serving local draught real ales, good wines and spirits. We ask all guests to not bring their own alcohol to Thorney How.

Check in is 3.30 pm to 10.30pm - We do not accept check-ins after 10.30pm if you think that you will not be able to arrive until later than this we recommend that you book elsewhere for your accommodation.

Check out is 7.30 am to 10.30am - All guests must leave the building at 10.30am

The hostel and all facilities will be fully closed to all guests with no access to their rooms outside of these times during the day between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

No dogs or other pets allowed.
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Fri 25 Aug 2017 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 Change

Room Summary

Fri 25th August 2017 - Mon 28th August 2017

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


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

Things to Note

Check-in time is from 3.30pm; check-out time is 10.30 am.

Hostel facilities are not accessible during the day.

Please be aware that we strictly do not permit smoking within the property itself or within the grounds.

We kindly request that guests do not bring or consume their own alcohol whilst on the promises. A fully licensed bar is available.

We reserve the right to levy a surcharge for late arrivals after 10.30pm or late departures after 10.30 am.

Please note: All bookings are provisional until you provide a non-refundable deposit equivalent to the first nights accommodation fee. We will not hold bookings for more than 14 days otherwise.

For groups larger than 6 we require the non returnable payment in full eight weeks prior to the take up of the booking.

Bookings will only be held for a maximum of two weeks whilst awaiting a deposit payment.

By giving us your debit or credit card details you are authorising us to use this as security for your reservation and your accommodation. Any unpaid cancellation charges, unregistered extra guests or damages and removals (of keys, linen or fixtures and fittings) will be charged to your debit or credit card.

Full payment is due on arrival including any pre-booked meals.

No dogs allowed.

No open fires or BBQ's within the grounds.

Please bring your own towel. Towels are available to hire.

Cancellations made for any room within two weeks of booking dates or no-shows will render you liable for the full amount.

Cancellations made for any room before two weeks of booking dates will result in loss of deposit only(the cost of single night).

Please note that cancellations made for group bookings will result in loss of deposit and requires a minimum of 8 weeks notice.

If you arrive with reduced numbers in your party and have not previously advised us 2 weeks before the full cost of the booking will still apply. If you notify us up to two weeks before only the deposit will be non-refundable.

The allocation of rooms is subject to availability and the proprietor's discretion. We will try to fill any given room with the same family or group.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 14 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Loved my stay here & would definitely recommend it! Very clean, great facilities & very secure & safe. It's about 15 min walk from centre, in very peaceful/beautiful area. Homey, comforting atmosphere, felt more like a B&B than hostel. The guest kitchen closes at 10am & you can't access any facilities from 10:30-15:30 but hardly noticed as I was out enjoying the beautiful Lake District! "

- cailinmary
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