Permanent Closure of Derwentwater Independent Hostel

The hostel is now permanently closed.     You can read the details and reasons behind the closure in a statement from hostel Trustees via the link below.

Statement from The Trustees of Derwentwater Independent Hostel



Contacting Hostel Staff 

You can still contact hostel staff by email using until 14th May 2024

There will be no telephone service from 26th April 2024 

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.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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