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Featured Hostels in Keswick

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
The price is £100 per night

Situated on the riverfront, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Derwent Water and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Lodore Falls. Theatre By The Lake and Hope Park are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Good rate, amazing views, great staff, can’t ask more from a hostel"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
YHA Keswick - Hostel
4 out of 5
Station Road, Keswick, England
The price is £29 per night

Situated in Keswick, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Derwent Water. Hope Park and Cumberland Pencil ...

4.4/5Excellent! (28 reviews)

"Great place to stay close to the action, friendly staff, very clean and nice bedding. We were able to access our room a little early to decorate for our friend’s birthday. Would definitely recommend staying here"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

YHA Keswick - Hostel
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Other property types in Keswick

Royal Oak at Keswick
Royal Oak at Keswick
4 out of 5
Main Street, Keswick, England
The price is £130 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"We love the hotel we have stayed there twice now and always enjoy it. Great staff and friendly atmosphere. Perfect location to stay central in the lakes."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Royal Oak at Keswick
Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
4 out of 5
The price is £76 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (266 reviews)
Great Stay

"Great hotel. So much more than it’s 3 star rating. Staff so kind, helpful and professional especially in the restaurant. Food was good and good gym."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Castle Inn Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
The King's Head Inn
The King's Head Inn
3.5 out of 5
4.4/5Excellent! (171 reviews)

"good attention to detail with covid measures. Room was rather small (bathroom was tiny - if I had been overweight I would have struggled to get in!) but room bright and clean. Food was fabulous - nice to find a chef who genuinely seems to care about producing good food."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

The King's Head Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

The hunched peak of Skiddaw – England's sixth-highest – looms overhead and clouds gather on the primeval ridges that spread out to form the wild northern reaches of the Lake District, all while sleepy, sloshing Derwentwater meanders through the valley below. This is the stunning backdrop to hostels in Keswick, which could be your ticket to a stay in wild, romantic countryside for less, this year. Steeped in vernacular Cumbria styles, they pop up in historic homes with views over rolling farm fields and forests. They fringe babbling riverways by the slate-topped cottages of the town itself, offering cosy tearooms and alehouses near the main museums and literary exhibits. What's more, with a mix of dorms and private options, in-house eateries and common spaces, hostels in Keswick cater to all sorts passing through this corner of the UK, from hikers to couples to families.

Cumbrian charm in hostels in Keswick

There's something endearingly down to earth and authentic about hostels in Keswick. Channelling the centuries-old architecture of the region, they come with whitewashed exteriors and steeply sloping slate roofs, all topped with chimney stacks and punctuated by quaint bay windows. Go inside and you can find large dining rooms lit by dangling lights, filigreed ceiling roses and lounges where Victorian-era log fires still sit between the alcoves. The rooms themselves range from modern doubles for couples coming off the Lake District trails to multi-bed dormitories that can sleep up to six or eight at any one time.

It's common to find hostels in Keswick with their own cafe or gastropub attached. That's where you can start and end the day – perhaps with a full English of Cumbrian sausages, scrambled eggs and baked beans in the morning, maybe with a frothy Lake District beer and hearty roast dinner come evening. There are also hostels with dedicated reception desks that can help you plan any adventures throughout the region. They will usually have informative walking maps that highlight the best trekking routes up Skiddaw and beyond, along with pamphlets on horse riding, canyoning, boating on Derwentwater – the list goes on.

The Lake District on the doorstep of hostels in Keswick

Hostels in Keswick are a ticket to the wilder northern half of the Lake District National Park. In fact, they sit right in the shadow of Skiddaw mountain. It's one of the highest in England, and a great trek up shale ridges and slatestone slopes for any budding hikers hoping for sweeping views of the stunning reserve. As you head to the summit, it's possible to drop by the Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is surely among the most mystical and haunting in the UK, thanks to its dramatic setting between grass-green hills and a history that goes back more than 3,000 years. For exploring all that, the YHA Keswick, boasting a location in Keswick town itself, is the hostel to choose. A stay at the country manor-cum-hostel that is the Derwentwater Independent Hostel takes you south along the banks of the lake. That's the spot to home in on if you're keen to see the gushing Lodore Falls or tread the stone-clad bridges of ancient Grange village.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Keswick?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for exploring. If you’re hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the lake views while you’re here.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Keswick?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to start looking: Derwentwater Independent Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Derwent Water. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. YHA Keswick - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar and a shared/communal kitchen.
What's the weather like in Keswick?
The weather can be important when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 12°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 3°C. Average annual rainfall for Keswick is 618 mm.
What is there to see and do in Keswick?
In general, Keswick is known for its parks, countryside and forests. Major attractions include Lake District National Park, Ullswater and Scafell Pike. Get out into nature with places such as Derwent Water, Lodore Falls and Lake District Wildlife Park. Cultural attractions include Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and Theatre By The Lake.
What's the best way to get around Keswick?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Carlisle (CAX), located 27 mi (43.5 km) from the city centre.

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