For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
Ben Keen, The Adventure Element director and outdoor instructor, April 2017
The Hostel Is Currently Closed But We Are Now Taking Bookings For Private Rooms & Camping Pitches From 1st April 2021
At this stage we don't have a confirmed reopening date However, we are taking bookings for private rooms and camping pitches for stays from 1st April 2021. We are hoping to be able to reopen sooner and will post any further updates here.
If you have a query regarding an existing booking please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read about everything we have done to offer a covid safe stay here.
Free Cancellation for Bookings to Stay Up Until 31st May 2021
To give you the peace of mind required to make plans for the early summer, we are enabling you to book via our website with free cancellation, up until midday on the day before arrival. For all new bookings to stay up to the end of May, we won't take a holding deposit at the time of booking, and your card will be charged automatically on the morning of your arrival.
Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel
An 88 bed hostel in the Borrowdale Valley, 2 miles south of Keswick, standing in its own spacious grounds between the Falls & the Lake. Book a bed, a room or the whole hostel.
The Hostel is an ideal place to stay for groups, individuals and families. Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, Derwentwater Independent Hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian building on the shores of Derwentwater. The Hostel has friendly and knowledgeable staff, 88 bed spaces across 11 bedrooms, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a beautiful waterfall, easy access to the lakeshore and lots of open space and woodlands as part of the grounds to relax or run around. Book Now
Whole Hostel Hire - A Georgian Mansion for your Private Use
Whole Hostel Hire (Sole Use) for autmn, winter & spring dates can be booked online, from just £795 per night. For whole hostel hire boookings between April and the end of August contact us direct at email@example.com for prices and availability. Read More
Derwentwater Independent Hostel is also a registered charity, aiming to provide enriching and adventurous learning-outside-the-classroom experiences for young people. Please look at our 360° Education + Adventure section to learn about the exciting opportunities for school and youth groups.
We are also open for simple tea and cake for non-residents, from 12 - 4.30 pm, apart from days when there is a sole-use group. Please ring us if you want to check opening days, or to bring a big group.
News and Events
Read our latest newsletter here: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/september2019
Field Studies Council (FSC): we have teamed up with the FSC to offer field work and environmental education sessions in our grounds and the local area (transport available at cost), from KS2 to degree level. Please click here or get in touch for more information.
Click here to see a presentation of Barrow House history material from 1927 - 1932. Thank you to Judith Vincent (nee Stanley) for sharing these documents with us.
www.keswick.org has very good up to date information about events and things to do locally.