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“Good value for the Lake District”
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Denton House
Reviewed 2 May 2012

There are some very unfair reviews of this hostel. I think some people don't realise what a bargain Denton House is for a Lake District hostel. You get what you pay for and this is a budget hostel by local standards. Yes - there are better hostels but you will pay a lot more for them. I have stayed at Denton House about a half dozen times over a number of years and would gladly do so again. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay that offers a clean bed, hot showers, helpful staff and kitchen to cook your meals after a day in the hills, then Denton House will provide exactly what you need at a price that is very reasonable for the Lake District.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I've stayed here a number of times over the years with a group of lads from work. It was always on a Saturday night after a long hard walk and a few beers in Town. I never really knew what facilities were on offer. I recently stayed for two nights with my two sons, we all had a great time,this was the first time my sons have actually experienced hostel life and both really enjoyed themselves. The hostel is under new management and going through a makeover, which is still a work in progress. I think its in a good location and easy to find(the new sign looks great). The staff were helpful and friendly. This is not a 4/5 star hotel but a hostel which offers clean basic accommodation. I'll certainly use Denton House again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Finding this place is very easy, loads of secure parking also . We are a group of mountain bikers from MTBE northeast and were made to feel very welcome from the very beginning from the friendly host Marcus who is a true legend :)
Great central position with a mere 5 minutes walk into the centre of Keswick .
Very clean Hostel and also freshly renovated / painted throughout .
Beds are very comfy and clean.
Secure high walled storage for plenty of bikes.
All in all a very pleasant stay, would definitively go and stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I visited the whole England,and this was surely the worst hostel i found. It's in the main road,but it isn't easy to find because there aren't indications. There's a parking but it's horrible and unsafe.There aren't many rooms and you also must be very lucky to have a good room. Our room was very draughty and, incredibly, there wasn't a key to close the door.
I've been here in august but there were only few people,bad company.The kitchen was dirty and unsafe,the bathrooms were small and uncomfortable. Breakfast is not included even though on internet they said it is. Moreover you can't pay by credit card.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

We found this accommodation to be more than adequate for what we wanted it for. If you stay in a B&B expect to pay £30 each a night! Rooms are basic, plenty of hot water, tv room and free tea and coffee.

Approx 5 minute walk into town and you can come and go as you like. Really friendly staff.

Look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank cumbrianlass2010
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

Stayed here on a college trip, took over the whole hostel. A great location and the staff were very accomodating. However the dorms were quite tired and the beds uncomfortable. Not reccomended if you are used to staying in hotels, but for young backpackers or if you are on a seriously tight budget then ideal. One or two nights are enough, but for sleep and a shower for a nights rest is fine .here is a TV room for guests and a large breakfast room on the plus side. For the price you cant really complain at all, a nice old building but don't expect the ritz. Also be careful there special bed covers that fit over the pillowcase and duvet so they dont have to wash the pillowcase/duvet! WOULD SERIOUSLY RECCOMEND YOU BRING A SLEEPING BAG!!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

Denton House is exactly what it claims to be, a hostel not a 5 star hotel. The accomodation is all you need on a walking, biking or anything else for that matter trip. Clean facilities and rooms, free tea and coffee, no curfew, plenty of on site parking, drying room, kitchen and showers, HOT showers. For what you pay its great value. Dont come and expect a spa and gym and room service, do come if you want to shower, change have a few beers 5 minutes away and a good nights sleep in a clean comfy bed afterwards. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2010
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Additional Information about Denton House

Address: Denton House Penrith Road, Keswick CA12 4JW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Keswick
Price Range: £16 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
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