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

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 Coast to Coast cycle route passes 100m from the doorstep, secure indoor bike storage, a drying room and 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 facilities and an outside seating area for guests to enjoy. All bedrooms are en suite with made up beds (sheets & duvets), lockers, bedside lights, towels for hire and have free WiFi. Individuals, small parties and groups of up to 18 are welcome.

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01768 866011

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Rooms & Beds:

18: 2×2 (twin), 1×6, 2×4.


Feb-Dec. Reception open 8am-11am, 4pm-9pm.

Price per night:

From £23pp (dorm room bed). Sole use from £370pn. Family room: Sun-Thurs from £60. B/fast: £4.Towel: £1.


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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.

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 City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the C2C Cycle Route.

News & Offers

February half term and beyond!

February half term and beyond!

Space available over half term from 9th – 15th Feb. Other dates filling up fast!

We’re taking January out here to give the hostel a once over and make a few improvements so we can be back open and setting an even higher standard for hostels from February!!

One thing that’s improving is providing individual USB charge points to all of our dorm beds making it much easier to charge your phone while you sleep. 

Some dates for 2018 have already sold out here, so if you’re thinking of doing the C2C cycle this year, or making a quick trip up to the Lakes then now is the perfect time to get in touch. We currently have plenty of space Friday 9th February – Thursday 15th and can offer family rooms (2 adults and 2 children) for just £60/night over the whole period, or the entire 18 bed hostel for just £370!


New Year with your mates in Penrith

New Year with your mates in Penrith

Due to a cancellation the whole of Wayfarer Independent Hostel is available

New Year with your mates in Penrith.  Due to a cancellation you can hire Wayfarer Independent Hostel, sleeping 18 people in 5 bedrooms.  Situated close to the centre of Penrith in the North Lakes, the hostel provides comfortable, modern facilities in a character building, including a lounge,  kitchen and dining facilities and all bedrooms en suite with made up beds.   There is a 2 night minimum stay over New Year, with the cost of whole hostels hire from £360 a night. 

All this and the cute electric runaround car too!

All this and the cute electric runaround car too!

So many reasons to use Wayfarer’s Independent Hostel in Penrith.

Wayfarer’s Independent Hostel in Penrith has always been a great place to visit. It is close to the Lake District and the beautiful unexplored Eden Valley. It’s clean, modern and affordable. They have easy access to to class walking and climbing. They hire bikes out. It is right in Penrith itself, which is a friendly and historic town. Ok – so far so familiar. 

Now have a closer look at the picture on their webpage. See that cute looking sci-fi car? Its not from Thunderbirds – its a little electric car!

You can hire this wee runabout to explore the area. Perhaps whizz up and down the Eden Valley, into the Lake District or the North Pennines. I think it sounds fun, not to mention quiet and eco-friendly.

So many reasons to use Wayfarer’s Independent Hostel in Penrith.

Contact Wayfarers Independent Hostel:

01768 866011MessageView website