Lake District Independent Hostel : Former youth hostel near Keswick in the Lake District


Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR

Family run and friendly, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a Georgian mansion in 17 acres of grounds complete with its own waterfall. The glorious setting near the lake gives wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and is just 2 miles from Keswick. A great base for individuals, families, groups, family parties, reunions and conferences, the hostel has lounges, games rooms and free WiFi. It is licensed and offers a full meal service with a good reputation for home made food. Many of the spacious bedrooms have lovely original architecture. The grounds are teeming with wildlife including red squirrels, with plenty of space for children to play, football goals, picnic tables and open water access to launch canoes and boats onto the lake. Borrowdale has something for everyone; walks along the lake shore, challenging mountains, water sports, mountain biking, climbing, gorge scrambling and tourist attractions. Friendly staff are happy to help you organise your days. The C2C route passes close by.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Derwentwater Independent Hostel | Lake District Independent Hostel : Former youth hostel near Keswick in the Lake District

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Rooms & Beds:

88: 1×4, 2×5, 3×6, 3×8, 1×10, 1×22


All year. 7am – 11pm.

Price per night:

From £22.00 (adult), £17.00 (child). Family rooms from £76 (for 4). Ask if you want a room for 2 or 3.


Advance booking recommended – especially for groups.


Two miles south of Keswick on the B5289 Borrowdale road. Hostel entrance is directly off the main road, 150m after the turning to Watendlath.

Public Transport:

Train to Penrith then X4 bus to Keswick. From Keswick take the launch to the Ashness gate jetty; 100m from hostel or bus 78 to hostel drive.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page, the present or past youth hostel page and the C2C Cycle Route.

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