Visit the barely-changed home of famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. You'll find plenty to inspire you in the museum too.
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
Accommodation at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
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.
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.
Food and drink at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 15.00 to 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
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: There is free parking 200 metres from hostel and a drop off point closer to the entrance.
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.
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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.
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.
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. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. There is radiator heating.
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.