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 in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the C2C Cycle Route.

It has availability at May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term, August Bank Holiday, Autumn Half Term and February Half Term.


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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News & Offers from Wayfarers Independent Hostel

Wayfarers Independent Hostel – Covid 19 Update

March 22nd 2020

Dear guests and future guests,

Relating to the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided that we must temporarily close based upon advice from the government, local police and Cumbria Tourism.

This is to support non-essential travel advice and social distancing. We feel that temporarily closing is the best way to ensure our guests, community, and the Lake District stay safe.

We’ll be back and we aim to reopen as soon as is possible. We will reassess week by week, but will be guided by the government’s advice.

We have contacted everyone who has booked with us up to 30th April to organise full refunds or to defer bookings to a later date.

If you have booked with us from 1st May onwards and would like to cancel or change the dates of your booking, please contact us or we will be in touch closer to the time.

If you booked through booking.com, hostelworld.com, expedia.co.uk, or through another third party, you will need to make changes or cancellations on your account with them.

If you booked through our website or by phone then you’ll be able to cancel and re-arrange dates by emailing us at guests@wayfarershostel.com or you can give us a call on 01768 866 011.

This is an unfortunate situation and a challenging time for all of us. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Take care and we look forwarding to welcoming you in the future!

Kind regards,

Ben & Zav @ Wayfarers Hostel


Amongst all the latest news, Wayfarers Hostel and Cumbria are still here for your UK holidays.

March 16th 2020

We’d like to reassure all of our guests that thorough cleaning practises have always been a priority here at Wayfarers. In light of current events we are taking extra measures.

Deep cleans have always been done after every guest and common areas are disinfected daily, however we will also be providing extra disinfectant wipes and sprays in the kitchen and every bathroom for guest use.

We have no plans to close our doors! Single beds, twin rooms, dorm rooms, family rooms and sole use of Wayfarers is available for groups, families and individuals. There is a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge, bike storage and a drying room onsite. We have fantastic access to the lakes, bike trails and walking paths. There are also many great pubs, restaurants and shops minutes from our door. Everything you need for a lovely holiday! 🙂

Check out our fantastic reviews on our website, google, facebook, tripadvisor and follow us on instagram for more news @wayfarers_hostel

We look forward to welcoming you!


Big group of friends? Family get together? Book the whole place at Wayfarers Independent Hostel and have it all to yourselves!

February 19th 2020

Got an event planned? A big gathering? Wayfarers Hostel has all you need for your ‘home base’ away from home to explore the Lake District and more.

We are a great place for groups and families to get together. All our bedrooms are en-suite and you’ll have plenty of space in our large kitchen and comfortable lounge with big screen TV. You can also relax outdoors on our garden patio complete with picnic tables!

We can accommodate up to 18 people over 4 bedrooms ranging from twin rooms to 6 bed dorms. We are located in the heart of Penrith, a couple of minutes walk away from fantastic cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as only an 8 minute walk from the train station. There are marvelous cycling routes starting from 50 meters away; walks right from our door; and easy access to the lakes – Ullswater is only 5 miles away! We also have free private parking.

Best of all, we offer a discounted special price to ‘whole hostel’ group bookings! Please call us to book or discuss any questions you may have. Check us out and our fantastic reviews on Facebook and Instagram @wayfarers_hostel


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