Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"It's a truly special venue; one of my favourite moments was the children's reaction to seeing the waterfall at breakfast on Saturday. From my point of view thanks so much for all your help in the planning, you have a very patient and reassuring manner! Could you thank all the staff who were on over the weekend, for their help. They couldn't have been nicer, more welcoming or more friendly."

Jenkins family gathering, October 2017

2017 Prices (from 1st March 2017)

Higher price is 1st March to 31st October. Lower price is 1st November 2017 to 28th February 2018.

Families and individuals

Prices per person per night (in single-sex dormitories):


£21 - £23

Under 18


Room prices per night (sole use of a room):

Family room

3 people £63.50 - £69.50

Adult room

2 people £50.00 - £55.00

Family room

4 people £72.00 - £79.00

Adult room

3 people £73.50 - £78.50

Family room

5 people £86.50 - £96.50

Adult room

4 people £95.00 - £106.00

Family room

6 people £102.00 - £114.00

Adult room

5 people £119.50 - £131.50

Adult room

6 people £143.00 - £157.00


Group prices per person per night from:


Under 18

Over 18

Adult group

Full board

£36.00 £43.50 £46.75


£16.50 £23.00 £23.00

Evening meal

£8.75 £8.75 £12.00


£5.75 £5.75 £5.75

Packed lunch

Junior - £5.00 Adult - £6.00 £6.00


How to book

If you would like to stay at Derwentwater Independent Hostel within the next 6 months you can use the online availability checker and booking system (to the left of the screen). Alternatively you can ring or email us. For bookings more than 6 months away please contact us by telephone or email.

Telephone: +44 (0) 17687 77246


Booking and cancellation conditions for families and individuals

We request full payment of one night in order to secure your booking. This deposit is non-refundable. The full booking balance will be due when you arrive at the hostel. You will be able to pay by cash, cheque, BACS, Visa Debit/Delta, Visa Credit, Maestro/Switch, and Mastercard (no charge).

If you cancel your booking you will be refunded all but your first night payment.

You can cancel at any time but we obviously prefer to have as much notice as possible!

Meal prices

Evening meal - 3 course £13.75
Evening meal - 2 course £11.25
Starter £3.00
Main course £8.75
Dessert £3.00
Under 10 evening meal (2 courses) £5.00
Under 10 breakfast £3.75
Breakfast £5.75
Adult packed lunch £6.00
Junior packed lunch £5.00
Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

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.
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