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017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Being such a diverse group of religious and cultural backgrounds, we are quite the challenge to cater for, with vegan, halal, kosher, lactose-free and dairy-free diets all within the group, but Derwentwater as ever rose to the occasion! They even cooked rice every day to help the Indonesian group feel at home, as in Indonesia a meal is not a meal if it doesn't include rice!"

Lucy, Encompass Trust group leader, Nov 2016


We are able to take group bookings 12 months in advance. The best way to check availability and tailor the activities, food and rooms you need for your stay is to contact us by telephone or email:

Telephone: +44 (0) 17687 77246


If we have space we can reserve the beds, pending the payment of a deposit and the receipt of a completed group booking form. Please make sure you read the attached booking conditions. Please also see below for details of payment methods for domestic and international groups.


Group prices per person per night from 1st March 2019 - 28th February 2020:


Under 18

Over 18

Adult group

Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, 3 course evening meal, bed)

£39.50 £46.50 £49.95

Overnight (bed only)

£18 £25 £25

3 course evening meal

£9.50 £9.50 £12.95


£6.25 £6.25 £6.25

Packed lunch (6 items)

£5.75 £5.75 £5.75

 Extra roll in lunch

£1.25 £1.25 £1.25 

Adult celebration meal from £15



Free group planning visits and leader places

Your group leader is entitled to a free preliminary visit - bed and breakfast for one night - to facilitate forward planning. Please give us a ring if you would like to arrange this. One free leader place is available for every ten full board Under 18 bookings. 

Domestic and International payment details:


Payment details - Domestic UK

1. Payment by sterling cheque (i.e. drawn on a British bank and displaying a sort-code).

2. Payment by Credit or Debit Card. Please telephone the hostel with your details.

3. Direct to our bank (BACS). Please send payment directly to our Direct Credits bank account:
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC Branch: 9-11 St Andrew Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA  Account Number: 53598047 Sort Code: 20-17-19 Account Name: Derwentwater Independent Hostel 

Please e-mail confirmation of the transaction to: 

Payment details - International Groups

Please make cheques payable to: Derwentwater Independent Hostel. Currency of payment must be made in British Pounds Sterling. Please send copies of all transactions to the hostel. You may use one of the following methods:

1. Direct bank transfers: these are completed through your bank. Please send to:

IBAN No: GB33 BARC 2017 1953 5980 47 BIC/Swift code: BARC GB22 Address: Barclays Bank Plc, 9-11 St Andrew Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA, UK Handling Fee: £7.00

2. Bankers draft: available from your bank. Please send a copy of transaction to Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

3. Credit card (Visa or Mastercard only): please telephone +44 (0) 17687 77246 with the details. 

Please ensure that Derwentwater Independent Hostel name and your group name are shown on all payment documents and all handling charges are included in the amount paid. Please send copies of all transactions to the hostel.


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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