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“Highly recommended independent hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Grasmere Hostel

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Grasmere Hostel
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Highly recommended independent hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

A warm welcome from the moment we arrived. Dave gave us a full tour of the hostel and showed us to our clean, comfortable room (radiators had been turned on in advance to ensure it was lovely and warm!) The hooks on the bunks v useful for hanging clothes/towels on and the room was en suite with a hot shower, another radiator, sink, toilet, etc. Very convenient.
All the local information you need in reception including maps, weather forecasts, bus timetables etc. Bus stop is just a couple of hundred metres away and there's regular buses to Keswick/Kendal. A PC and WiFi available if you need to get connected :-) Great spacious drying room with boot drying bags.
Very well equipped kitchen with plenty of nice, new clean crockery and cutlery, pans (including huge ones for big parties), kettles (with free tea and coffee). Clean tea towels and dish cloths, kitchen roll etc. You don't need to take a thing apart from the food! Though there is a handy pub (Travellers Rest) just 5 mins walk down the road where we had a hot meal for about £10-12 each.
The best part of the hostel is the lounge room up on the top floor - with huge skyward windows to take in the views over Grasmere and the hills behind (and check out the weather conditions!) Lots of comfy chairs, a big table, a TV and loads of magazines, book and games.
I can't think of anything to improve this place! Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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English first
Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Built with local raw material, the Grasmere Independent Hostel gives you the perfect English countryside experience, especially for foreigner who only have 1-2 days spend on Like District. The hostel is surrounded by private meadow, and Sally (the owner) even keeps sheep! It is wonderful to wake up in baa (by sheep) in the morning.

The hostel located near road A591, which means you could easily find it when traveled by car, and the big car park in the backyard enables you sleep well without worrying the safety. For traveler rely on public bus, you have to prepare your own meal ingredients in town centre before you reach the hostel, because sometimes you need to wait a long time for the bus. You can make the most of facility provided in kitchen, such as oven and gas stove (but seems no oil or butter).

Sally is live in another independent house next to the hostel, which you can keep your own living schedule and have much privacy without disturbing the host. Sally is really nice and always ready to give you advice on local transportation. Came into the room on top floor, you will definitely amazed by the skylight (please forgive the man who had dreamed about it for a lifetime).

Room Tip: The room on top floor, which has skylight and private bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I brought my two lads here to stay for a budget break so we could enjoy a cheap walking holiday. Dave and Sally, who run manage the accomodation, were extremely friendly and welcoming, and helpful in every way. The conversion from an old farm building into hostel accomodation has been done very well and makes it feel part of the spirit of the lake district.The upstairs lounge has great views, a tv, plenty of seating and games, and makes a nice place to socialise in the evening. The views are wonderful, you can sit outside the kitchen with a nice cuppa enjoying the scenery and farm buildings.The kitchen is well equipped and the dining area nice and contemporary. Helvellyn is accessible right from this location, and Grasmere, a five minute drive away, a lovely village to explore and go for walks around the lake.The upstairs lounge has great views, a tv, plenty of seating and games, and makes a nice place to socialise in the evening.We loved it here and made friends with a really nice chap called Nigel. I would heartily recommend this hostel .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed here for august bank holiday weekend with a group from my church of 19 people! We had a brilliant time. The hostel is clean, cosy and very well equipped. The owners were really helpful with giving us useful tips on the local area and it is great value for money! It is also very conveniently situated in grasmere for great walks in the local area. We especially loved the upstairs lounge area which was great for hanging out, playing games and admiring the lovely view through the round window. Thank-you for a great stay. I'd highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Spent a night at this great hostel in October on a walking weekend with friends. Great facilities very eco friendly with good links to relevant charities i.e. Air Ambulance and a good information board about the locality. Owners couldnt do enough for us, acting as emergency contacts on the walk due to the weather and loaned us a map to use as spare for 50p which went to the Air Ambulance. On our return from Patterdale, they allowed us to have a shower and get changed before we left, even though we were not booked in for that day.

Room Tip: I liked the way that the Helvellyn room was at the top of the stairs, very witty.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Spent a night here with friends in nov. excellent place, very pleasant and accomodating, clean all facilities at reasonable price. even a sauna available, free tea coffee and fully equipped kitchen for cooking. really recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

17 of us were up in the Lakes for white water kayaking and were particularly impressed by the large drying room at the hostel which sorted out all of our wet kit overnight each day - lovely! Very well-equipped kitchen, free wifi, comfy common room, a great set up for a group trip - and each bunk in a room even has its own storage cupboard.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Grasmere Hostel
Address: Broadrayne Farm, Grasmere LA22 9RU, England (Formerly Grasmere Independent Hostel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grasmere Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4* Accommodation in a 5* location!Welcome to Grasmere Hostel's group and individual accommodation TripAdvisor page. Our accommodation is situated in the Heart of the English Lake District and has the best position to access all Lakeland has to offer.Our 4* hostel is perfect for Family Reunions and Celebrations, Team Building, Management Development, Walking groups and Serious Outdoor Pursuit enthusiasts; as well as those who want to tour the lake district and enjoy the scenic delights. We welcome families, individuals and groups.All our five rooms have en-suite/private facilities. ... more   less 

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