Wayfarers Independent Hostel, 19 Brunswick Square, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7LR

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Wayfarers Independent Hostel is situated close to Penrith town centre, providing excellent value accommodation to those visiting Penrith, the Eden Valley and the North Lakes. Penrith is on the edge of the Lake District National Park, close to the M6 and on the West Coast Mainline with shops, pubs, restaurants and a cinema all within 5 minutes' walk of the hostel. The C2C cycle route passes 100m from the doorstep. Secure indoor bike storage, a drying room, bike cleaning and maintenance facilities make this an ideal place to stay. Cycle hire is also available. Newly refurbished in a comfortable, modern style, facilities include a lounge, full kitchen and dining area and an outside seating area for guests to enjoy. All bedrooms are en suite with made up beds (sheets & duvets), lockers, bedside lights and have free WiFi. Towels available for hire. Individuals, small parties and groups of up to 18 are welcome.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 1x2 (twin), 1x6, 2x4 + 2 extra beds
  • Open:

    Jan-Dec. Reception open 8-11am, 4-9pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £24pp (dorm room bed). £54 Twin private room with en-suite. £96 4-Bed private room with en-suite. £144 6-Bed private room with en-suite. Sole use from £370pn. Towel: £1.
  • Booking:

    Recommended online, by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    M6 jcn 40 into Penrith along Ullswater Road. Past the station, bear left at first roundabout, straight over second heading down the hill past Booths and Morrisons. At bottom of the hill follow round to the left and take first turning on left.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains and National Express to Penrith train station, 104 bus from Carlisle and X4-5 from Workington to Penrith bus station.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Settle to Carlisle Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike C2C Cycle Route
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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Showing off our lovely new sign in the sun

June 7th 2021

Another beautiful day here in Cumbria. A perfect opportunity to sit out, soak up the rays… and admire our brand new sign.

While it finally looks like the weather is here to stay we’re having a great time welcoming you all back to our hostel. The lockdown makeover has been a resounding success and it’s wonderful to see all you cyclists, ramblers and all round adventure seekers enjoying your stay with us. Penrith is looking absolutely wonderful right now, and don’t worry it’s not too hot to cycle. We’re just 50 meters away from the coast to coast too… Book direct for the best prices, we can’t wait to see you.

Sunny day

We’re back!

May 19th 2021

Wayfarers is good to go and looking better than ever after it’s lockdown makeover!
All bedrooms are still private en-suites for your family/group and the kitchen and lounge are now fully open.

Wayfarers is a cosy, boutique hostel with en-suite facilities for each bedroom, well equipped kitchen, snug lounge, bike storage with maintenance bay and drying room.
We’re based on the edge of the Lake District National Park in the lovely town of Penrith. We have everything close by for the perfect holiday or outdoor adventure; Ullswater Lake is only 5 miles away, the coast2coast cycle route only 50 meters away, castles to explore, and many, many beautiful fell walks for all abilities. Within Penrith is a vintage style cinema, boutique shops, a local wine maker, brilliant junk yard, fantastic pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Always book direct for the best price!
Any booking that is unable to come due to government restrictions will be offered a refund/change of change.


A Wayfarers hostel mini-break

December 29th 2020

The hardest part of a holiday is often the planning, so we’ve plotted a mini-break for you. Come and see what you can be getting up to!

Buckets of opportunities and activities for a mini break in the Northern Lakes

There’s buckets of opportunity in the Lakes, so much so that it can be overwhelming to sift through potential activities. That’s why we’ve made a handy guide for those looking to treat themselves to a great value mini-break in The Lakes.

Bridge in Lake District

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