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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Not sure how in the world this hostel managed to find the nicest people in the entire Lake District and hire them as staff. This place is nothing short of amazing. I've stayed in many hostels and hotels but I've never seen such nice and friendly staff. We stayed here for three nights and I was impressed by the staff's kindness and willingness to go out of their way to help us. The breakfast is delicious and the views from the dorms were unbelievable. The beds are comfy and cozy and the location is excellent as well. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in!"

Online review, August 2014

About

Situated in the Borrowdale Valley, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house, standing in 17 acres of grounds, with a beautiful waterfall, wildlife-rich woodland, and a large grass play area. 

We became independent of the Youth Hostels Association in November 2011 and today the hostel is managed by Tim Butcher as a charitable not-for-profit company. 

Our hostel remains committed to giving young people affordable access to the Lake District National Park, combined with the spirit of adventure and community which our hostel offers to all. We look forward to answering your questions and welcoming you to Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

The inspiring view from Derwentwater Independent Hostel

The view from Derwentwater Independent Hostel: an inspiring place for individuals, groups, and families.

 

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
© 2013 Derwentwater Independent Hostel. All rights reserved. Registered charity: 1145368