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 Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the C2C Cycle Route and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.

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

Up to 30% off rooms for smaller groups!

July 8th 2020

All our dorm rooms currently have to be sold as private rooms so we are offering up to 30% off for half occupancy in all of our rooms.

So there will be great prices also available to those in smaller groups as well as the larger groups! Three people or fewer in our 6 bed bed bunk room, two people or fewer in our 4 bed bunk rooms, and a single occupancy rate for our private twin room.

Book directly on our website or by phone and check us out on our social media for all the latest news and updates.

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

Special Offer

We’re good to go! and REOPENING Monday 13th July 2020.

June 27th 2020

What is most important is the safety of our guests and we will be adhering to the current guidelines regarding Covid-19, approved by the Visit Britain industry standard badge.

Some changes will have to be made so we can reopen once more. This includes the closure of our kitchen, and we will no longer be offering shared rooms. All our rooms will now be sold as private rooms. We will also be enacting an even more rigorous cleaning schedule which includes deep cleans after each new guest, as well as providing anti-bacterial wipes in all the rooms and hand sanitizer in the lounge/lobby area.

This obviously won’t be the usual hostel experience our guests have come to expect but we are still Wayfarers Hostel and we hope to get back to normal operation when safe to do so.

Book directly on our website or by phone and check out our social media.

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

Find other accommodation re-opening here.

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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


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