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“Decent Hostel Accommodation” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

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YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
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Blaxland, Australia
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Decent Hostel Accommodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

As hostel accommodation goes, the standard was reasonably good. Although the cost was a bit high for a hostel (we stayed as a family), it is very cheap when compared to other accommodation in the area.
All facilities were in good working order, though access to WiFi was restricted to the main building if ou wanted to use it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Our party of 4, mixed ages 22-57, had a very pleasant stay here.It was well located, clean, tidy. Would definitely recommend it to family groups and female solo travelers- very safe.The bathrooms are very basic, but the rooms are comfortable and and warm.It is within walking distance of the village, bus stops and great hiking paths.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Best hostel I have stayed, location was fantastic , all the facilities are in good condition . Kitchen was good and dining had a very good view . There is a co op store close to the hostel which is very handy. I had a pleasant stay and I like to go again

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

- Very clean and tidy and well organised
- Beds were comfy and the added luxury of having the bed made for you (not a usual touch!)
- Plenty of lounge areas, and free wifi for YHA members was a great bonus!
- Rooms were very warm, which I'm sure is a plus in winter (not great in summer though but windows open!)
- Breakfast was lovely, the chef does a cooked breakfast to a tea. Veggie option looked better than the standard breakfast though! The porridge was just right, and there was fresh fruit to go with it too!
- 2 minutes walk from town, and Helm Crag is just up the road and you are straight up onto the hillside! Plenty of walks to be had from here and would be a perfect stop on the Coast to Coast walk!
- there were plenty of families there with younger children and it seemed child friendly with the dining room having high chairs etc.

- The only downside was that the self catering kitchen was in a separate building down some steps - which is fine, until its hammering down with rain :(

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

A first rate YHA, with particularly great food and the staff were ever so helpful.

It has a few more facilities than many YHA, including broadband and a widescreen TV.

And the setting isn't too bad either, adjacent to the town of Grasmere!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nigel M
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed here iwth my 9 year old daughter during the Easter break. From start to finish I have never had a better YHA stay. All the staff were superb, the meals and breakfast were brilliant and great value for money - and the beds were even made up for us on arrival. Set in a stunning location, I will most certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stoke on trent
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We got a deal for 25 pounds for the room and paid 5 pounds each for breakfast which was substantial before a hike. Staying somewhere so cheap enables you to eat out. You get a good packed lunch for a fiver. The room is very basic, however it's very clean everywhere with plenty of toilets and showers and the bunks are private and very comfy. The whole atmosphere of the hostel is peace and quiet and we're going again although it's going to cost 50 pounds this time. There's no where in Grasmere that cheap! Give it a go

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Property: YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
Address: Butharlyp How Easedale Road, Grasmere LA22 9QG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within the beautiful Lakeland village of Grasmere, this Victorian mansion features fabulous views of the surrounding fells and valleys. Guests can enjoy the restaurant and relaxing TV lounge. Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth, is just 15 minutes’ walk away from YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe. The shores of Grasmere Lake are just 15 minutes away on foot and the surrounding fells contain numerous scenic walking trails. Grasmere village is just a 10-minute walk away. Home-cooked meals are available in YHA Grasmere’s restaurant, while guests can also cook within the self-catering kitchen and make use of the dining room. There is also a cafe on-site and a small shop for guests. The majority of rooms at YHA Grasmere’s contain bunk beds. Guests are able to relax in spacious, lovely grounds, whilst there is also a games room and Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 
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