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.
- 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