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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Barrow House, Borrowdale CA12 5UR, England (Formerly YHA Derwentwater)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter age 3 and myself stayed here for a couple of nights, we had not stayed in a Hostel before and was very impressed, the location was beautiful, the staff were warm and welcoming, kitchen facilities were great and the grounds were lovely for my daughter to run around. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We hired the whole hostel for our wedding weekend, had a meal cooked in the hostel, a ceilidh in a marquee on the terrace, and a fantastic time. The building is stunning, clean and well cared for, the staff incredibly friendly, and the views beautiful to wake up. A perfect hostel, used to, and for, outdoorsy people. Thank you.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very nice, clean hostel. Very friendly and courteous staff. I will definitely be staying here again. The self catering kitchen is very big and well equipped. The breakfast and packed lunches are great (I did not try dinner). The grounds surrounding are absolutely beautiful and there are several walks you can take just from the hostel. It's a very short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed here Easter half term and had a great time. The staff couldn't do enough to make us welcome and our stay comfortable. We had a family room with stunning views across Derwentwater. The kitchen was well stocked, the lounge was comfortable and the showers and toilets were spotless. The grounds are home to an abundance of wildlife and... More 

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Derbyshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stumbled across this lovely youth hostel whilst walking over Walla Crag, had intended to walk over to high seat but the weather was horrendous, so wet through and dripping we decided on the low level route back to Keswick. Although, we didn't stop at the Hostel, we couldnt resist a cup of tea in the Hostel, the man in charge... More 

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City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a wonderful stay we had this autumn, we full family went there, the staff was so so nice I would love to go again and again, visitors all got mixed, we had a lot of social chat in evening and self catering was also nicely equipped. We were bit shy of using shared facilities but these were plenty and... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

It is definitely a family friendly hostel, so you cannot compare to the Waldorf Astoria. It's a clean stately old manor and the profits help fund an environmental education foundation. Very helpful staff who are happy to orient you to a meaningful outdoor experience. Ideal for birders. Did I mention that we had a cascading waterfall outside our window which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were a family of 4 adults and two children. Location is excellent . receptionist is very cooperative. Room was meet and clean.self catering kitchen is nice and we'll equipped. Bathrooms were clean. The only tjthing which we notice is the heating system was not on.it did not create any problem as we requested the receptionist and he provided a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay, the staff were all really lovely, and friendly. So very welcoming, ideal for couples, friends, families. Be prepared for no signal and a lot of fun, so much to do in the surrounding areas.

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Parkgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of hostels and this is one of the best. Fantastic staff, friendly and helpful. Option of cooked meals, breakfasts and packed lunches. Location was great, there's a lovely circular walk from the hostel. The lakeside is less than a minute walk. Rooms were clean. Adequate toilets and showers. Self-catering kitchen was well-equipped. Will definitely stay... More 

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