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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bunk beds”(9 reviews)
“barrow house”(4 reviews)
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
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Self-Serve Laundry
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time staying in a hostel, more being used to facilities that are one extreme to the other - wild camping and bothies or well-facilitated holiday cottages. This place did not disappoint. Staff are friendly and genuinely interested in what walks you...More

Thank ColinLiptrot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to spent a few days walking in the Lakes and discovering various walking routes...We chose the Derwentwater independent hostel because we had stayed there before with a group of 40 people. This time we chose a small room to accomodate our small group....More

Thank busybee755
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Overall this place is just superb. It has an old style hostel feel to it. Was toying between 4 and 5 stars, but went for 5. Why? It’s just so well run and all the staff stand out as being friendly, professional, informative, and hard...More

Thank JWH-123
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We hired the whole hostel for an anniversary party for family and friends. The hostel is in a stunning location with the rooms at the front looking over the lake, and the ones at the back looking over the garden and waterfall. Tim was massively...More

Thank ksjenkins2017
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Having stayed at Barrow House several times with large groups in its YHA days, I was concerned that things may have changed to spoil this wonderful house since it's change of ownership. No worries. The atmosphere here is still 'outdoorsy' and well suited to those...More

Thank Gillfluff
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$29 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$29 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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haq456
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Peter_J_Halliwell | Reviewed this property |
This is a question which would be better sent to the supplier than a reviewer!
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Molly r
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Kathy M | Property representative |
Hi Molly. Thanks for getting in touch. Yes we do have free wifi at our hostel. Here in Borrowdale, the broadband isn't as strong as in towns though. The wifi at the hostel doesn't extend to the bedrooms but we do have... More
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"All rooms are quiet and situated far away from the roads, you can have views on the lake or the..."
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"We stayed at room number 9, a room good enough for 6 pax, and sufficient space to move around"
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"Front room have a beautiful view over Derwentwater"
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"Front rooms have best views over the lake"
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