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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QG

Excellent 91%

(149 reviews)

Bed in a single sex shared dorm - Beds from £13.00
Private room - Rooms from £25.00
Camping and cabins - Units from £15.00


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

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

YHA Grasmere dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast 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 provide a full hot and cold buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Evening meals

Evening meals at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Join our nightly Supper Club, share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a big pot of something delicious – this is the authentic hostel experience! Alternatively we offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.



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


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • 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

Transportation & parking

  • 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.

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QG

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. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. There is radiator heating.

Meeting rooms available from: £119


We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Why not come and spend some time at YHA Grasmere to find out more about our fabulous hostels and spend some time helping us maintain our high standards of hospitality. The tasks are energetic and varied and in return you will get to meet some great people who both work and stay in our hostels as well as enjoying your time off to get out and discover the beautiful Lake Distict landscape. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.

At YHA Grasmere we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.

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.

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