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

Call Zahava or Ben on 01768 866011


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:

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

    From £23pp (dorm room bed). Sole use from £370pn. Family room: Sun-Thurs from £60. B/fast: £5.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

This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Breakfast available En-suite Near pubs The Lake District Winter Breaks in the Lake District We’re Good to Go Mini Breaks with Activities Urban Hostels Settle to Carlisle Available February Half Term 2021 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Accommodation for Cyclists Available Easter 2021 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Stag and Hens Private Rooms Available to Individuals Available August Bank Holiday 2021 C2C Cycle Route Available Autumn Half Term 2020


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


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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

Winter breaks in the Lake District!

October 27th 2020

Rent out Wayfarers for your Winter staykation. Based in the heart of Penrith, we have fantastic local independent restaurants. pubs, cafes and shops a few minutes walk from the doorstep.

In addition to being ideally situated for hiking Helvellyn, Scafell Pike, Catbells and many more fells, we have cycle routes starting 50 metres away and Ullswater Lake is only 5 miles away with lovely walks, waterfalls, boat rental facilities and steam boat rides.

There’s enough space for 16 people* over 4 bedrooms- twins and dorms (*restrictions apply*). Sole use includes use of our cosy lounge and large kitchen.
Call us for group/family booking discounts and availability.


Wayfarers Hostel featured in ’10 of the best UK hostels for adventures – and the rule of six’ – The Guardian

September 16th 2020

Check out Wayfarers Hostel in The Guardian’s article about the UK’s best hostels for adventures and staying safe (link below.)

Wayfarers provides safe, clean and modern, budget friendly accommodation for solo travellers, groups and families.

Even though the shared kitchen is currently closed due to restrictions, there are tea/coffee stations in every room, a lovely terrace to enjoy take-out food on, and many pubs, cafes and restaurants a few minute’s walk away in the lovely town of Penrith.

Kitted out for walkers, cyclists, kayakers, and motorcyclists with comfy beds each with personal reading lights and USB charging ports, en-suite bathrooms, a drying room, WiFi and secure storage, Wayfarers makes the perfect stay for your trip. There are also discounts and offers currently running for smaller groups and sole use bookings- call 01768 866011 or check out www.wayfarershostel.com.


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