Grasmere hostel, in its current guise, has been in operation since the 90's and we believe it is now time for a change. We have seen a trend in the last few years of our customers preferring more private ensuite rooms, rather than sharing our dormitory style accommodation and also requesting more catered options. As a consequence of this we have decided to embark on a major redevelopment of the Grasmere Hostel building. The hostel will now see it’s last guests depart on the 2nd January 2019, where a major strip out and rebuild will commence.
We have done the redesign in a sensitive way, liaising with the Lake District National Park throughout and also considering that we are situated in a World Heritage site. As a result, we are changing the configuration of all our bedrooms, making them more luxurious and contemporary. There will be seven new bedrooms, each with a modern ensuite bathroom, sleeping up to 4 people as well as a large cosy residents lounge. We will also be opening a licenced bistro, specialising in locally and ethically sourced, comforting, freshly made food. Whether you’re fancying a cooked breakfast, a lazy brunch or a tasty dinner you will no longer have to travel far! Our new venture, called ‘The Yan’, is expected to open in June 2019....hopefully sooner.