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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Barrow House, Borrowdale CA12 5UR, England (Formerly YHA Derwentwater)
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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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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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1 Thank Grace Abigail K
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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1 Thank Beth M
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great ex YHA hostel with loads of room & friendly atmosphere. They have a table tennis room, both a restaurant & a self catering kitchen. A lounge with a pool table. Very friendly & helpful staff. Big rooms. Special prices for kids - but only if you telephone to book.

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Thank EcoFarming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hostel is set in a very grand looking building. Good rooms. Standard beds. Good lights above each bed and our room had a couple of wash basins which was very handy. The showers were hot and decent pressure. They had ping pong tables and wifi in the living room. Very clean - not at all gritty or grimy.

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1 Thank Anuradha V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Travelled with 2 other friends, on a public transport. We had a very comfortable 2 nights stay.. in a 10 bed bunk room. Used the self service kitchen which has all the basics you need.. you can order food too which was lovely and freshly made.. staff were very friendly and helpful. And a plus of having a falls literally... More 

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Thank Archie L
Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • 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: $57 - $146 (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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