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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
15 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Business Services
Bar

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationHellvellyn7 min drive
Popular LocationRydal Mount18 min drive
Popular LocationLake District National Park36 min drive
AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)81 min drive

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  • Family Room, Ensuite (Bunk Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Traditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsTraditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Traditional Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTraditional Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Ensuite (Bunk beds)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
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  • Traditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsTraditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Ensuite (3 Bunk Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, Ensuite (3 Bunk Beds)

About this area

Ambleside

Located in Ambleside, Thorney How is in a rural location. Lodore Falls and St Oswald's Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake District National Park and Lake Windermere. Go Ape Grizedale and Rookin House Activity Centre are also worth visiting. Kayaking and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hellvellyn - 7 min drive
  • Brotherswater - 15 min drive
  • Ambleside Pier - 15 min drive
  • Rydal Mount - 18 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 22 min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) - 106 min drive

Restaurants

  • Green's Cafe & Bistro - 14 min walk
  • Lewis's Cafe & Bistro - 15 min walk
  • The Jumble room - 16 min walk
  • Baldry's - 16 min walk
  • Tweedies Bar - 16 min walk

About this property

Thorney How

3-star hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. All 11 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and showers.
Thorney How offers 11 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2017.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: GBP 2.75-9.75 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Shower

More

  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3:30 PM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property is closed to guests 10:30 AM-3:30 PM.
This property does not provide towels in all room types. Towels can be rented for a small fee.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 2.75 and GBP 9.75 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Thorney How Hotel Grasmere
Thorney How Hotel
Thorney How Grasmere
Thorney How Hostel Ambleside
Thorney How Hostel
Thorney How Ambleside
Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker
Thorney How Ambleside
Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ambleside

Frequently asked questions

Is Thorney How pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Thorney How?
Check-in is from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Thorney How?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
Situated in a national park, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Thorney How

3.7
5 - Excellent
5
4 - Good
5
3 - Okay
2
2 - Mediocre
2
1 - Poor
1
4.4
Cleanliness
3.9
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
3.8
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Quiet, peaceful , lovely room and great shower. Food excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The owners and staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and kind. Highly recommend Thorney How!

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rustic Charm

Fabulous place to stay with lots of character

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

3/5

Grasmere B&B

The B&B is in a wonderful location, within easy walking distance of Grasmere village. Management and staff were certainly friendly. However we found our double room was cramped and the ensuite bathroom particularly so. We had difficulty in finding a place for our 2 suitcases without tripping over the cases in the night. We were very surprised to read a note asking us to strip the bed of the bed linen after our 2 night stay. Although breakfast was certainly included in the B&B price, we discovered that only a very basic breakfast was actually included in the quoted price nd we were rather irritated that a proper continental breakfast attracted a higher charge and a cooked breakfast an even higher charge. This left a sour taste after an otherwise pleasant stay. Taking the small room and complicated and highly priced full breakfast arrangements into account, we found this B&B to be expensive and would probably not recommend it to others.

Pros: The location & environment

Cons: The breakfast - a full English breakfast should be available without extra charge. Hopefully this has been remedied by now? - we stayed in early June

Location: Great location central to the Lake District

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018