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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Not sure how in the world this hostel managed to find the nicest people in the entire Lake District and hire them as staff. This place is nothing short of amazing. I've stayed in many hostels and hotels but I've never seen such nice and friendly staff. We stayed here for three nights and I was impressed by the staff's kindness and willingness to go out of their way to help us. The breakfast is delicious and the views from the dorms were unbelievable. The beds are comfy and cozy and the location is excellent as well. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in!"

Online review, August 2014

Bedrooms

Derwentwater Independent Hostel has 88 bed spaces (43 bunk beds and 2 single beds) across 11 bedrooms. Rooms are allocated as single-sex dormitories or private group and family rooms. Please get in touch so that we can discuss which type of room you require.

Many of the bedrooms have beautiful views of Derwent Water or Barrow Cascade. You might even spot a red squirrel from your window: we recently counted 3 red squirrels from the window of Room 4.

Some of the bedrooms also have interesting original early nineteenth century fireplaces and plasterwork. 

All bedding is provided and so please do not use sleeping bags. You will find a freshly laundered bedding pack on each of the unoccupied beds in your room. All you need to do is select an unoccupied bed, make it, and enjoy a good sleep.

Spare blankets are available in every bedroom. Some of the bedrooms have lockable cupboards and most of the bedrooms have bed-side lights, a mirror, and a sink. None of the rooms are ensuite, but there are separate male and female washrooms.

Click here for a PDF plan of the ground floor and first floor rooms.

Room One

Room 1 is our largest bedroom, with 22 bed spaces (11 bunkbeds). It was originally the dining room of Barrow House, with ornate plasterwork and large windows. The room also contains an original Adam-style fireplace, depicting a scene from the life of Belisarius (a general of the Byzantine Empire). 

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

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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