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Thorney How Independent Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Thorney How, Grasmere LA22 9QW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab little place in a beautiful setting. The staff are all lovely and welcoming, everything clean tidy and comfortable. Breakfast is good home cooked food. Walking distance of Grasmere and a good location for exploring the lakes.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights in early august. We loved it, it was peaceful and quiet just as we felt a lakes district hostel should be. Was very clean tidy and homey and shower always hot! Breakfast was simple unless you wanted to upgrade but all you really needed. My friend was gluten intolerant and they provided... More

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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hostel in January for a one night stay in July. The hostel is situated in a beautiful spot and we enjoyed the walk down on the Coast to Coast to the hostel's doorstep. The staff are helpful and friendly and they had a good choice of beers and ciders. The food was pleasant. My disappointment arose with... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thorney How is a relaxing place to stay - just far enough from Grasmere village for quiet and seclusion, and near enough to be handy after a day on the fells or a night in the pub. There is attention to detail throughout. Very clean and well cared for, and helpful staff. Movie night on a regular basis, and fantastic... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Skyewalker1 So glad that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it a lot. Kind regards Taylor & Carolyn, Owners. More

Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely clean and homely hostel with very nice staff in a beautiful location. Only £1.75 to upgrade breakfast to include a double bacon and fried egg sandwich - delicious. Don't bother eating out in Grasmere, the two courses for £13.50 dinner was at gastro pub standard. Also a small, but very well stocked bar. Ideal for walkers and families.... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi thefamilygilbert That's great to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves, the food and our bar. We do try to only utilise and stock local produce, this extends to both our catering and our bar. Happily the Lake District is blessed with some excellent small independent breweries and beers which we are very proud to make available to our guests!... More

sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Thorney how is set in a fantastic location.accommodation is great considering the amount you pay and the staff are very friendly and helpful.If you are on a budget and want to stay in the Grasmere area then look no further than the Thorney how.

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Mike So glad that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it a lot Kind regards Taylor & Carolyn, Owners. More

Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stayed in this hostel with my nephew when we were walking the Coast to Coast path last week. This is really one of the very best hostels I've ever been in. Super friendly staff, good food, a well equipped bar, fantastic showers and washing facilities... a dream for walkers (and others)! True, we were lucky to have a 4... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jef-myriam Thank you so much for your super positive contribution. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay, our hospitality and facilities here at Thorney How. True we are 15 minutes from the centre of Grasmere, we find that is also one of the pleasurable benefits in escaping from a busy tourist hub to the peaceful tranquility found in... More

Devon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed here recently with four friends whilst we were walking the Coast to Coast trail. Everything seemed fine on arrival but, unfortunately, we had booked the same night as a stag party. They were very noisy until about 1 am. We complained in the morning and were told the warden had asked them to be quiet twice without success.... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ruth We have already apologized to you in full with regards to your main comments and arranged compensation for your costs in lieu of your restless night. I'm happy to hear that this was appreciated. I'm not really sure what happened about the scrambled eggs. I don't think we have ever received anything but praise for these normally so... More

Brisbane
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

was travelling with a group of friends on the Coast to Coast walk and we booked a special deal with accommodation, breakfast, evening meal and packed lunch. This was excellent value. The evening meal was delicious and the service excellent. Sam, who looked after us, is to be commended for her people skills and attention to detail. We wish to... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ann Thank you so much for your comments. It's especially beneficial to receive personal praise for one of our junior staff, one of several that we rely on a lot to look after our guests. It's great to know that they are performing well and for us to be able to pass this good news on to them. Thank... More

Park City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I just spent several days in June at the Thorney Howe Hostel - what a lovely place. It is in a beautiful location, high above Grasmere and just under Helm Crag (a really fun day hike). The facilities are comfortable, clean and modern and the proprietors are wonderful. There was a film night when I was there, with BBQ, which... More

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digitaylor, Owner at Thorney How Independent Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Juno53 It's really wonderful to receive such a great review from someone that has stayed with us for more than a few nights and has really got to know the staff, the hostel and the local area well. Whilst we can often be busy, we do hope that Thorney How offers a relaxing and peaceful base from which to... More

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Address: Thorney How, Grasmere LA22 9QW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
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Hotel Class:3 star — Thorney How Independent Hostel 3*
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Situated under Helm Crag in Grasmere, Thorney How is an independent, family run hostel with Camping Barn , offering simple B&B licensed accommodation. With the backdrop of magnificent fells, adjacent to the Coast to Coast path, local Grasmere village amenities and lake, the tranquil location provides the perfect place from which to explore everything Lakeland has to offer. The hostel provides 42 comfortable bunk style beds arranged across 2 buildings, plus up to eight sharing in the camping barn, situated in 2¼ acres of stunning natural grounds, and over 350 years of heritage. ... more   less 
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