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

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Self catering hostel accommodation in Penrith

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. 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 beds made up (sheets & duvets), lockers, bedside lights, USB charging points, 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:

    19: 2x2 (twin), 1x6, 2x4 + 1 extra bed
  • Open:

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

    From £25pp dorm room. £57 twin room en-suite. £100 4-Bed room en-suite. £150 6-Bed room en-suite. Sole use from £387. 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 Trans Euro Trail Settle to Carlisle 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 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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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Wayfarers’ 100th Google review!

June 19th 2022

Yesterday we got our 100th Google review!
Thank you to everyone that has reviewed us, we really appreciate it and it puts us on 4.9 out of 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
woooo! 😊


Wayfarers Hostel has been featured in Richard Hammond’s new book, The Green Traveller!

May 5th 2022

We’re really pleased to hear we’ve been featured in The Green Traveller. A book about conscious, low carbon adventures and eco travel in the UK, Europe and beyond.
Here at Wayfarers we try to be as eco as possible by offering electric car charging, secure bike storage and tools for fixing up your bike, lots of local info about getting around on public transport and we recycle!
Our copy is on our way and will be a welcome addition to our library 🙂


Dorm beds have reopened at Wayfarers Hostel!

April 18th 2022

A budget friendly travel option for cyclists, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Dorm beds are now available again in mixed bedrooms from £25 per person, per night. Comfy, made up beds have individual USB charging points and reading lights. Dorm beds are either in a 4 or 6 bed bunkroom with en-suite facilities.
There’s also shared access to a fully equipped kitchen, cosy lounge, cycle storage, drying room and terrace.
Dorm beds will be open 4-6 week in advance.

No parties allowed, noise after 10pm must be kept to a minimum


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