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017687 77246 or
Serpentine Runners, Jan 2019
2022 Bookable Now - For Stays until 31st August
You can book to stay in private rooms, camping pods and on tent camping pitches. Dorm beds will be bookable once again shortly. For larger group bookings please contact the hostel by email using email@example.com.
You can read about everything we are doing to offer a covid-safe stay here.
Recruiting Staff & Volunteers for 2022
We are now recruiting for hostel assistants and volunteers from February 2022, so please download and read the guides below if you are interesting in joining us.
We hope to hear from you soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.