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Cheap 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 walks, YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe makes for a perfect stop-over on the coast to coast walk or a convenient base for an activity holiday.

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe has dorm rooms, private rooms and camping.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

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.


Hot and cold buffet breakfasts are available in the mornings - a delicious way to start your day! Breakfast is served from 7.30 until 9.00am.


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

Supper Club

Relax at the end of a busy day with a delicious meal (we're always complimented on our food!) in our licensed restaurant YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price. Guests in the Youth Hostel will have the opportunity to all sit around the table together and share stories with their fellow travellers - this is the authentic hostelling experience! Supper Club is served at 7pm and is available to the public as well as guests so please let us know in advance if you plan on popping in.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe is licensed so treat yourself to a glass of wine or a beer. A selection of hot and cold drinks is also available.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our self-catering kitchen has two ovens, three sets of rings and two microwaves so if you don't feel like joining us for dinner, feel free to make your own. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware available.

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