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

Call Mark Rhodes 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    18: 2x2 (twin), 1x6, 2x4.
  • 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: £4.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:

    Local Walks Long Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the C2C Cycle Route and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.


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


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News & Offers from Wayfarers Independent Hostel

November Twin Room Offer

October 23rd 2018

All November we are offering a stay in one of our private en suite twin rooms for the same price as two dorm beds. That’s just £46 per night for your own super comfortable, private room!

The easiest way to book is to head to wayfarershostel.com, select your date and hit ‘search’ at the top of the page. You can always call 01768 866011 and reserve over the phone.

November is an excellent time of year to come and visit Penrith and the nearby Lake District. The crowds of summer are gone, the roads and car parks are quiet, and the weather can still be great for walking and biking (well, some of the time!). This is our lowest price in years, so take advantage of it and book now!

News Special Offer

Book Direct at Wayfarers!

August 6th 2018

Book Direct at Wayfarers Independent Hostel, you will be guaranteed a welcome if you are on your way to the north lakes or on to Scotland. this is a great stop over.


Coast to Coast Accommodation in Penrith

July 16th 2018

Feel the wind whip through your hair and the breeze bless your face with waves of cool air; your legs powered with adrenaline that is pumping around your body continuously until you reach your warm cosy bed at Wayfarers Independent Hostel and prepare yourself with sleep for the next stage of your adventure on the C2C cycle route!

Individual cyclists and groups are welcome at Wayfarers Independent Hostel.  The hostel provides comfortable accommodation with a secure indoor cycle store.   A cycle tool bay is provided to help you keep your bike in good order.  Comfy beds, packed lunches and breakfasts are available so you can begin your next day on the C2C coast to coast cycle route refreshed and fully provisioned.

C2C cycle route - Wayfarers Independent Hostel

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Contact Wayfarers Independent Hostel - Call Mark Rhodes on 01768 866011

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