Derwentwater Independent Hostel
September News

This is just a short news update, to bring you the big news that 2022 Holiday dates are bookable now at as well as bargain autumn and winter midweek getaways.   Read on below for more details.
We've not yet had a chance to reflect back on Summer 2021, except to realise how busy it's been, and how we wouldn't have got through the busy months without our amazing volunteers Abi, Jess, Colm, Liz, Tyla, Ava, Leo & Danielle.   A big thank you to these guys who gave up their free time to come and help at the hostel.
We now go into the beautiful autumn season.   The bracken has started to turn golden and the first leaves have begun to fall from the giant lime tree, and this week sees the long awaited return of school and college groups filling the hostel midweek from the start of the autumn term.   It'll be so nice to welcome back groups that we haven't seen for two years.

2022 Holiday Dates  Bookable Now

We have just released private rooms, camping pods and camping pitches for the following holiday dates in 2022:
  • Easter Holidays
  • May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
  • Whit Week Half Term
  • School Summer Holidays
After what has turned out to be our busiest summer holiday period, we don't want you to miss out, so do book early to secure the dates you want.     All that is required to secure your 2022 trip to Derwentwater is a non-refundable deposit equal to the cost of your first nights stay - the balance is then charged on your arrival day.
We'll be releasing more dates shortly.   And we hope to have dorm beds back on sale soon, for those of you happy to book a bed in a shared single sex dorm.
Book for 2022 Now To Avoid Disappointment

Book Direct for the Best Prices at

We receive bookings through many channels to make it as convenient as possible for you to book, but we want to encourage everyone to book direct as our website is the only site with the following benefits:
Cheaper Rooms for Families - you can book rooms for families (including at least 1 under 18 year old) and pay up to 20% less than the rate for an all adult group.
Under Occupancy of Larger Rooms - you can book a larger room and only pay the room rate based on the number of guests, for example book a six bedded room for a family of four, and only pay the four bedded room rate.
No Booking Fee or Commission - all of the money you pay goes direct to the hostel, and not the typical 15% which gets paid to the booking sites as a commission.

Book Direct at

7 Day a Week Opening In November & December - Self Catering Only

Just a reminder that for the autumn & winter, we're aiming to keep the hostel open 7 days a week, to give you a chance for an end of season escape to the Lakes.   In previous years we've only opened weekends in November & December, but this year we're trying something different, and we've got some tempting prices on private rooms and camping pods, with rooms for couples from just £40 per night and camping pods for up to 4 from £50 per night, plus the usual choice of larger rooms for 3 to 8 people.

We can't wait to hear how cosy our heated camping pods are in the winter months.

On these winter Sunday to Thursday nights it'll be self catering only as we won't be serving any hostel evening meals or breakfasts, but the self catering kitchen will be available for you.
Those of you who have stayed here before in the winter will know what to expect - the hostel will be quiet, the fire will be roaring in the lounge and we'll have a little more time to stop and chat between our winter maintenance jobs.
Book Autumn & Winter Accommodation at Derwentwater Now

Christmas 2021 Exclusive Hire

The hostel is available to book for exclusive hire (self catering) for a three or four night stay on the nights of 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th December, at just £895 per night, giving accommodation for up to 86 people, or if you have a smaller group of less than 40, we'd only charge you £595 per night.
Please email enquiries to and we'll send you our Exclusive Hire hostel information.
Book Your 2022 Trip to Derwentwater Now
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