Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Hostel in The Lake District

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Built as a 19th-century mansion, this grand Grade II–listed house is one of Britain's most architecturally ostentatious hostels. Previously YHA-owned, now private, it's a thing of beauty: many rooms have original features such as plasterwork and fireplaces. The 7-hectare grounds encompass an artificial waterfall.

The 88 beds are split across 11 bedrooms; smaller dorms can be booked by groups and families.

Quick description via booking.com

Derwentwater Independent Hostel is set within 17 acres of grounds, this Georgian mansion has a large waterfall and you can spot red squirrels in the grounds. Located in the Lake District National Park,150 metres from the shores of Derwent Water and Keswick’s town centre is 5 minutes’ drive away. Orienteering courses can be arranged and there is a large area for ball games. Canoeing, windsurfing and yachting are all possible on Derwentwater. Borrowdale’s renowned climbing valley is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Derwentwater Independent Hostel. Local bottled ale is served and guests can enjoy homemade food in the dining room . Packed lunches are also available. With a communal lounge area, Derwentwater Independent Hostel also has 2 dining rooms, laundry facilities and a drying room. All rooms have bunk beds with their own light and some have lockable storage. Most bedrooms have a sink and all rooms have access to shared bathrooms.

Important information

Please note that linen is included but guests will need to make-up their own beds. Towels are available for a surcharge. Please note that although dogs are permitted in the grounds, only guide and assistance dogs are allowed inside the hostel.


Features of Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Other

  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Table tennis
  • Gift shop
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Kid meals

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Services

  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout

Internet

  • Free WiFi available

Parking

  • Private parking
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