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"Thank you for all your fabulous service this weekend. Each and every one of you could not have been more helpful or congenial. Great team, working in a great setting."

Caroline Slaski, Wetherell-Dennis wedding party, June 2017



Permanent Closure of Derwentwater Independent Hostel

The hostel will close from Sunday 3rd March 2024.     You can read the details and reasons behind this closure in a statement from hostel Trustees via the link below.

Statement from The Trustees of Derwentwater Independent Hostel



Hostel Office Hours 

We will have specific office hours to respond to any telephone queries arising from booking cancellations and these are detailed below:

Monday 19th February 2024 - 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Tuesday 20th February 2024 - 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Wednesday 21st February 2024 - 10.00am to 12.00pm

24th to 29th February - office closed

Friday 1st March 2024 - 9.00am to 12.00pm

Please be patient and wait for hostel staff to contact you, and if you do have any pressing queries, please contact us by email in the first instance, as some of our team are working remotely.

This is also an extremely difficult time for our hostel staff team and they will do their best to help answer any queries.


Alternative Group Accommodation Providers

The following group accommodation providers may be able to help offer alternative venues for your Lake District Residential stays:

Independent Hostels UK

Cumbria Outdoors at Hawse End on Derwentwater      01768 812280

Newlands Adventure Centre       017687 78463

Youth Hostels Association     01629 592637

Fussells Travel Service   01229 826861

Elterwater Hostel (groups of up to 36)     015394 37245

Ingleton Hostel    015242  41444

 This list will be updated continuously.






























Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
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