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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those wanting to stay in the Lake District, near Keswick, but not able to afford the prices, this is the place to go. Friendly and with all the facilities, this hostel is great. I stayed with my sister and two youngsters (aged 14) in a room for 4 in bunk beds. They do cooked breakfast and evening meal if... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this wonderful hostel with our 10 year old daughter. The staff are the most friendly and helpful people you could meet and the hostel enjoys a fantastic spot overlooking the lake and you can catch the boat either direction around the lake just 100 yards from the hostel. Great facilities, lots to do, we used... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are most welcoming and cater for all. We took a large group of children and the staff were tremendous in getting them through dinner. This hostel is away from Keswick in a quiet location however in easy distance to Keswick, Catbells (walkable distance), Nichol End Marine, Green Gables, Skiddaw. Excellent choice for everyone

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Fredericton, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stayed at the hostel recently for a few days and really enjoyed it! The view from the hostel is fantastic, it's easy to hop on the footpath, and there's a bus stop right at the end of the driveway. The staff had really good recommendations for hikes including going up to Surprise View for a nice... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely building with helpful staff, who went the extra mile providing food and service after a long, wet day on the hills. Rooms and beds a good standard.. Trumps some of the yha hostels in my opinion. On top of that, wonderful location as well.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

WE had afternoon tea here, by arrangement. Couldn't have been better looked after on a horribly wet day. Everything was superb. Comfortable old house set in a great place above the shores of Derwentwater

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1 Thank cumbriannomad
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing hostel that's drive leads straight to the lake. Grounds surrounding are beautiful and include a pretty waterfall. Food options are great. Self catering kitchen is well stocked. Very kid friendly, staff are helpful and welcoming.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The hostel proved to be the perfect location for a weekend family reunion of cousins, second cousins, cousins several times removed. 25 were accommodated in the hostel and five more joined for the regular Saturday night dinner, after which we moved the table aside for a quick ceilidh. Kath and her team were encouraging and helpful. The location with boat... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is one of the loveliest hostels I've stayed at in England. The building is beautiful and the location perfect! We had a view from our bedroom window right over the lake towards Keswick and we looked right out the grand dining room windows at a pretty waterfall that flows down right behind the hostel. Amenities inside the hostel were... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The location really is super. Views over the lake and a beautiful waterfall behind the hostel. A great starting point for many walking routes. Rooms, showers and communal areas are well kept. The lounge is cosy and the kitchen is big if you're self catering. The hostel food is home cooked and comforting. Staff are very friendly and helpful. A... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Address: Barrow House, Borrowdale CA12 5UR, England (Formerly YHA Derwentwater)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Price Range: $56 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Derwentwater Independent Hostel Borrowdale/Keswick
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