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Thorney How Grasmere

Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District, England


  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Property Information:

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

We are currently offering bed spaces in our refurbished Bunk House. These are all 4 person rooms, with bunk beds and all linen is 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.

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

Once your booking has been confirmed you can additionally order breakfast, lunch or evening meals. We prefer evening meals to be ordered in advance of arrival. We also have film nights, electric bike hire, 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.

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

Thorney How is strictly non smoking and is fully licensed with it's own bar serving local draught real ales, good wines and spirits.

Check in is 3.30 pm to 10.30pm

Check out is 7.30 am to 10.30am

The hostel and all facilities will be closed outside of these times during the day.

No dogs allowed.

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  • Latest Review

    Inflexible: breakfast, if you do not book the night for fry up forget it, told off for smoking in grounds, information about BBQ wrong, told we had to book the night before on the day so not allowed to join in
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 41+
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels for hire


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

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in time is from 3.30pm; check-out time is 10.30 am. Please be aware that we strictly do not permit smoking within the property itself or within the grounds. 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 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 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. 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. No dogs allowed.

Thorney How Grasmere Located at Grasmere, Ambleside, Lake District.
Thorney How Grasmere
Lake District Cumbria LA22 9QW Grasmere, Ambleside
86% 77
54.4667454 -3.0326557
Thorney How Grasmere
    Rooms available     Standard 4 Bed Male Dorm     Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm     Standard 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
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