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Derwentwater Independent Hostel

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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bunk beds”(9 reviews)
“barrow house”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this place is just superb. It has an old style hostel feel to it. Was toying between 4 and 5 stars, but went for 5. Why? It’s just so well run and all the staff stand out as being friendly, professional, informative, and hard...More

Thank JWH-123
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We hired the whole hostel for an anniversary party for family and friends. The hostel is in a stunning location with the rooms at the front looking over the lake, and the ones at the back looking over the garden and waterfall. Tim was massively...More

Thank ksjenkins2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Having stayed at Barrow House several times with large groups in its YHA days, I was concerned that things may have changed to spoil this wonderful house since it's change of ownership. No worries. The atmosphere here is still 'outdoorsy' and well suited to those...More

Thank Gillfluff
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The hostel is well maintained, and very country, really blends in with surrounding greens. The lake is just across the road and fantastic viewing point of the lake area is just short walk from the hostel.

Thank ericchong2015
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place is fantastic and I will be back. We arrived on Friday night to what felt like a warm welcome. We ordered breakfast and a packed lunch for Saturday morning ready for walking up Scafell Pike. We were meeting other people and they were...More

Thank Shamanicnz
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$55 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$55 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Dining (6)
Hotel & Grounds (50)
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haq456
17 August 2017|
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Response from Peter_J_Halliwell | Reviewed this property |
This is a question which would be better sent to the supplier than a reviewer!
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Molly r
10 August 2015|
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Response from Kathy M | Property representative |
Hi Molly. Thanks for getting in touch. Yes we do have free wifi at our hostel. Here in Borrowdale, the broadband isn't as strong as in towns though. The wifi at the hostel doesn't extend to the bedrooms but we do have... More
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"We stayed at room number 9, a room good enough for 6 pax, and sufficient space to move around"
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"Front room have a beautiful view over Derwentwater"
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"Front rooms have best views over the lake"
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"Choose from a dormitory or a smaller room with 4 or 6 bunk beds. Toilets and showers are shared - no en-suite."
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