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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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An amazing 220 year old mansion in a beautiful setting. Extensive grounds with its own spectacular waterfall and stunning views across the lake - great for family get togethers and special occasions. The perfect centre for walking, watersports, climbing & cycling. Only two miles from Keswick, the main tourist town in the Lake District.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
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Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Newcastle Airport66 mi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stayed in hostels a few of times before with not that great experiences but this place really exceeded my expectations. The location is amazing for outdoors, only 2 miles from the town centre, very clean rooms and comfortable beds, lovely sitting area by the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank tuya22
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at the Derwentwater Indepenent Hostel this year and i absolutely love it. The location is great, just outside the bustling town of Keswick but only a 5 min drive which is perfect. The staff are extremely friendly...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Matt H
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Impressive building, friendly staff, great location, good breakfast, excellent value, good communal facilities, open fire in the lounge, good beer for sale on site, kids games, pool room, clean and tidy. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Pieman79
Reviewed July 22, 2018

What a find! a hostel which is a beautiful house set in well kept grounds nestling in the trees. The staff are all friendly helpful and work hard they certainly contribute to the lovely atmosphere the hostel has. Do not let the word hostel put...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Shirleyann2014
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

In April I organised a group visit to the hotel in order to spend a week looking at the local geology. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff ensured that we could all sit together at meal times. The food was very...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Mark B
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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..."
busybee755
Jan 22, 2018
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"We stayed at room number 9, a room good enough for 6 pax, and sufficient space to move around"
ericchong2015
Jul 13, 2017
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"Front room have a beautiful view over Derwentwater"
703cherryb
Jun 3, 2017
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"Front rooms have best views over the lake"
703cherryb
Sep 12, 2016
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
YHA Derwentwater
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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