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Reviews of Derwentwater Independent Hostel Lake District Hostel

Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Lake District, England

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 91%

Location 100%

Safety 96%

Staff 98%

Value 96%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots available
  • Dryer
  • Foosball
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Lake District?

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Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 91%

Location 100%

Safety 96%

Staff 98%

Value 96%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Stunning location. Views straight onto Derwent water and a waterfall in the grounds!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I loved everything. From the very moment I arrived to the hostel, I felt like at home. The staff are helpfull and always available, the service is simple but of good quality. The food is delicios, and the location is just fantastic - you can have your morning tea in the kitchen overlooking the lake, or eat your meal (big portions, good value) in the cafe and look at the waterfall and the birds.

Disliked: The only problem may be the distance from Keswick - an hour by foot. Good bus service in daytime.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the gorgeous view

Disliked: it is draughty

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: friendly welcoming atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Hitoric property, beautiful location, friednly staff.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location was nice, free wifi, and of course price.

Disliked: Wifi was turned off when the front desked closed..

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It is much more than a hostel. Very comfortable stay, clean and safe. Ideal of small & large groups. Good selection of wines, beers and other spirits, plus very good and value for money breakfast, packed lunches and dinners. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they are very passionate about working there... a special thank you to Nicola, Fiona and Kathy for making us feel so welcomed. I would surely come back here!!!

Disliked: Nothing at all

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great base for a trip to the north lakes.Off the main stretch which is nice, there is a bus route and ample parking.There are loads of walking trails, a waterfall on the premises and the lake is only a stones throw away.There is a pool table, TV lounge (a little on the small side) There is a large self catering kitchen.They offer Breakfast Lunch and Dinner (at extra cost)I booked a room online that said it was a 22 bed dorm, it was actually 6 bed, which was very welcome.A very friendly staff, very clean hostel.Overall a really nice place to stay.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: The hostel was clean, staff friendly and helpful, rooms were largs and beds comfortable, showers excellent. The hostel grounds and surrounding spaces were beautiful. Great spot for walking.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It is so spacious with really lovely views and access to lots of walks. This was my second stay here and I'd definitely go back.

Customer would recommend this property

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