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4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDerwent Water13 min walk
    Popular LocationLodore Falls3 min drive
    Popular LocationTheatre By The Lake6 min drive
    AirportCarlisle (CAX)68 min drive

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  • 4 bedded bunk room

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About this area


Located in Keswick, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is in a rural location and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Derwent Water and Lodore Falls. Lake District Wildlife Park and Rookin House Activity Centre are also worth visiting. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with rock climbing and hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Derwent Water - 13 min walk
  • Lodore Falls - 3 min drive
  • Bowder Stone - 6 min drive
  • Theatre By The Lake - 6 min drive
  • Cumberland Pencil Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 25 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 97 min drive


  • Cafe Bar 26 - 4 min drive
  • Treeby & Bolton - 4 min drive
  • Pillar House - 5 min drive
  • The Oddfellows Arms - 5 min drive
  • Bank Tavern - 5 min drive

About this property

Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Lakefront hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities are on-site. This hostel has 11 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.
Derwentwater Independent Hostel offers 11 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: GBP 6.25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in between noon and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.25 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Property is also known as

Derwentwater Independent Hostel Keswick
Derwentwater Independent Keswick
Derwentwater Independent
Derwentwater Independent Hostel Keswick
Derwentwater Independent Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Derwentwater Independent Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Derwentwater Independent Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Derwentwater Independent Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Derwentwater Independent Hostel?
As of 26 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Derwentwater Independent Hostel on 30 Sep 2020 start from £100, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Derwentwater Independent Hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Derwentwater Independent Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Derwentwater Independent Hostel?
Check-in is from noon to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at Derwentwater Independent Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Derwentwater Independent Hostel located?
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 within 3 miles (5 km).
4 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Quick trip with my young sons
Spent a couple of days here with my young sons. It was always just going to be a base as we were doing lots of activities. The grounds are lovely, great location, even the kids mentioned how nice the views were and how nice it was to see the waterfall from out room. My boys (aged 8 and 4) enjoyed a walk through the woods up the hill behind the hotel next to the waterfall, and also having the lake on the doorstep for them to play in. The room was as expected, and the staff were well organised, also in terms of covid, we had toilets close to the room and a designated shower just for our room which is clearly signed. Its a short drive into Keswick Centre if you shops, bars and activities. My only gripe is that they advertise free parking and wifi. Great, however on arrival they said wifi is only available very weakly in the reception area and nowhere else in the hotel, so I dont see this as a selling point. I know its not necessarily that kind of trip but wifi in the room on a night would be helpful especially when there is no phone signal either. At the same time, it wouldnt stop me going back.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good rate, amazing views, great staff, can’t ask more from a hostel
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
An awesome experience for the whole family!
Weather great location beautiful hostel clean staff amazingly friendly,. Food plenty of choices.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly and excellent value
Lovely hostel in an old Georgian mansion overlooking Derwent Water. Basic amenities and perfect place to stay for walkers. Clean. Comfortable. Great breakfast. Simple bar. Hostel has large groups of school children - can be noisy! Fortunately we were at the other end of the building!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

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