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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QG
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins

Overview

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Covid-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Budget accommodation in Grasmere is really hard to find, but we think we've cracked it. Hiking and climbing holiday enthusiasts, ramblers, history buffs, nature lovers, poets and artists will all find something to love about this Youth Hostel in Cumbria.

There's lots to do – activity breaks here could include watersports, climbing, orienteering and cycling. Just two minutes' walk from the town of Grasmere and with lots of great hikes nearby, YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe makes for a convenient base for an all-action activity holiday.

Why guests love YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

  • Great for activity breaks
  • Peaceful Lake District location
  • Amazing views of the local area

Accommodation at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available.

Stay in this amazing converted 80 bed Victorian mansion with spectacular views of the Rothay Valley and surrounding fells. The hostel's extensive grounds and safe play area will keep kids happy for hours, leaving mum and dad to relax and making it perfect for cheap family holidays as well as school trips.

With plenty of lounge areas, there are lots of places to explore, chill out with family and friends or catch up with the soaps on our widescreen TV. Guests have use of two lounges which can be opened up or kept separate. There is also a spacious dining room with tables and chairs.

Camping

There is room for 12 people in a secluded corner at the front of the hostel. Camping guests are welcome to use the hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen and toilets and showers.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Tipis

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful tipis - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipis are fully kitted out with bedding and can sleep four people on mattresses. They have a wooden floor which is partly carpeted and a lockable coffee table chest which you can store you belongings. There's also eco-friendly solar lighting and two comfy waterproof bean bags for you to chill out on during the day, as well as a woodburner to keep you snug. This cosy glamping option is perfect for those who love camping but not roughing it.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Landpods

These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

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Food and drink at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

YHA Grasmere dining room

Eat with us

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, and pizza and Supper Club menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is available at this hostel in line with government guidelines.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza

Pizza menu at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! 

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Facilities

General

  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures: self-catering kitchen(s).

Check in: 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Check out: Before 10.00am

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding supplied.

Parking: The property has a small car park 200m from the hostel with limited free spaces for guests and patrons. This car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception. There is a designated drop-off point closer to the entrance. Additional parking is available close by in the village.

Pets: You are welcome to bring your dog with you if you are camping. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 9.00am

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY336077

Lat/Lng: 54.4622, -3.024655

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9319

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Grasmere provides biology and geography educational packages in association with the Field Studies Council. There is also the chance for adventure with a range of exciting outdoor activities available. This hostel accommodates 80 people whilst providing group catering and classroom facilities. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school trip.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe we have one meeting room available for hire.

Capacity: Up to 25 delegates depending on seating configuration
Available Equipment: Data projection, extension leads and pens
Parking: There is free parking 200 metres from the hostel
Wi-Fi: No
Accessibility: Our conference facilities are suitable for day guests, however none of our bedrooms or showers currently meets modern standards of accessibility – the conference room is on the ground floor and has step-free access; the closest accessible WC is located in the dining room (see our access statement for more information)
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room – there is radiator heating

Meeting rooms available from: £99

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Perfect for group breaks – our staff can create an action-packed programme of activities including abseiling, kayaking, aquaseiling and canyoning. Great for walking holidays surrounded by beautiful scenery, there's something for every walker from the low level riverside walks or Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn for the more adventurous.

Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award Walkers and cyclists welcome

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