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    Derwentwater Independent Hostel

    Barrow House, Keswick CA12 5UR, England
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    Traveller (52)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    Room & Suite (10)
    The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
    295 reviews
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    2.4 km
     
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    Overview
    • Excellent69%
    • Very good28%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “bunk beds” (9 reviews)
    “barrow house” (4 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Conference Facilities
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 74 reviews

    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
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    Best weekend ever! Great facilities run by really great people. We were a party of 10 blokes in our 40s, 50s and 60s and had a 22 bunk room to ourselves. We dined in the hostel on Friday and the food was excellent and a...More

    Thank Peter_J_Halliwell
    The Leathes Head Country House Hotel
    295 reviews
    #3 of 5 hotels in Borrowdale
    2.4 km
     
    The Derwentwater Hotel
    760 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Portinscale
    3.9 km
     
    The Keswick Country House Hotel
    1,618 reviews
    #6 of 17 hotels in Keswick
    3.7 km
     
    Mary Mount Hotel
    557 reviews
    #4 of 17 hotels in Keswick
    0.9 km
     
    About
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    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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 19 - US$ 89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • Cumbria >
    • Lake District >
    • Keswick >
    • Borrowdale
    • Also Known As
    • Derwentwater Independent Hostel Borrowdale, Lake District
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    Traveller (52)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    Room & Suite (10)
    Dining (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (50)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    The Keswick Country House Hotel
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    Questions & Answers
    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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