Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Being such a diverse group of religious and cultural backgrounds, we are quite the challenge to cater for, with vegan, halal, kosher, lactose-free and dairy-free diets all within the group, but Derwentwater as ever rose to the occasion! They even cooked rice every day to help the Indonesian group feel at home, as in Indonesia a meal is not a meal if it doesn't include rice!"

Lucy, Encompass Trust group leader, Nov 2016

2018 Prices (from 1st March - 31st October 2018)

Prices will be slightly lower from 1st November 2018 to 28th February 2019 - we will release them six months in advance.

Families and individuals

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



Under 18


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

Family room

3 people £66

Adult room

2 people £60

Family room

4 people £83

Adult room

3 people £75

Family room

5 people £99.50

Adult room

4 people £96

Family room

6 people £118

Adult room

5 people £120

Adult room

6 people £144


Group prices per person per night from 1st March 2018:


Under 18

Over 18

Adult group

Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, 3 course evening meal, bed)

£38.00 £44.50 £48.00

Overnight (bed only)

£17.50 £24.00 £24.00

3 course evening meal

£9.00 £9.00 £12.50


£6.00 £6.00 £6.00

Packed lunch (6 items)

£5.50 £5.50 £5.50

 Extra roll in lunch

£1 £1 £1


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 from 1st March 2018

Evening meal - 3 course £14.25
Evening meal - 2 course £11.75
Starter £3.25
Main course £9.00
Dessert £3.25
Under 10 evening meal (2 courses) £5.00
Under 10 breakfast £4.00
Breakfast £6.00
Packed lunch £5.50
Extra roll with packed lunch £1.00
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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