Thorney How

Thorney HowGrasmereLA22 9QWUnited Kingdom
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About Thorney How

This three-star rural hostel near Grasmere is welcoming and ideal for people interested in backpacking around the Lake District.

Rooms are set up dorm-style with between two to six people setup for each room. Most guests share single-sex bathrooms, while limited en suite rooms are available.

Thorney How has private parking and secure cycle storage. Other features include mountain bike hire, electric car charging points, a guest lounge, and drying room.

A simple breakfast is included in some packages. Full English options are available for a surcharge. There is a café open during the day for à la carte food. Evening meals are offered in a communal, fully licensed dining room, and there's a kitchen for guest use.

The hostel is about a 15-minute walk from Grasmere’s shops, restaurants, and pubs. Wordsworth Museum is just over a mile from Thorney How. A variety of scenic walking routes are also part of the area. n for guest use.


Thorney How, Grasmere, LA22 9QW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)35597 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location is great for trail lovers

People looking for a spot to enjoy the Lake District will want to consider Thorney How It is conveniently located near Grassmere village with easy access to amenities, while also being near several scenic trails that are ideal for walking and cycling.

Food services are great for budget guests

This hostel has a fully stocked guest kitchen, which is a great benefit for travellers looking to save a little money The ala carte service allows guests to purchase snacks throughout their stay and pack lunches before heading out to explore the area.

Hostel has a laid back atmosphere

Many guests find the place to be very relaxed with a friendly atmosphere The hosts make sure everyone is comfortable in the small accommodations with different activities in the evenings Board games and free movie screenings are two of the more popular options which help guests not feel so isolated in this rural accommodation.

Negative Reviews

Rural location means hard to find accommodation

Part of the rural experience Thorney How promises means it is out of the way, and therefore hard to find Not only is there a lack of signage, but the road leading to the property is not lighted This can discourage people from going out late who may struggle to get back after dark.

Showering facilities are limited

While there are a few private rooms with en suite facilities, most guests will be using one of two showers Thorney How has one dedicated shower for each gender, so depending on how many guests are staying, there can be a long wait just to be able to scrub up.

Some furniture could use replacing

Guests have commented about how some of the furniture found throughout the accommodation could stand to be thrown out The bunk beds in several of the dorm rooms creak, and there aren't as many sitting areas as some guests would like The guest kitchen would also benefit from new appliances.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 138 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
  • Expedia
    7.4 /10
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  • hostelbookers
    9.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.5 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 138 reviews