Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the center of Penrith, Wayfarers Independent Hostel provides comfortable accommodations to Lake District visitors. With a TV lounge, kitchen and dining room, this family-run hostel also has an outdoor terrace and offers free Wi-Fi access.

Wayfarers Independent Hostel has private twin rooms with private bathrooms, as well as dormitories with bunk beds. All have lockers, bedside lights and bedding provided, with towels available for hire.

The kitchen and dining room provides an oven, hob, microwave and toaster, and there is free tea and coffee available throughout your stay. Among the facilities useful to cyclists and walkers are a drying room and secure indoor bike storage.

This high-quality hostel is a 5-minute walk from Penrith Museum, Tourist Information Center and the town’s cinema. Keswick and Derwent Water are a 25-30 minute drive from Penrith.

This is our guests' favorite part of Penrith, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Wayfarers Independent Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 11, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Penrith, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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4 reasons to choose Wayfarers Independent Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi guys, do you have secure overnight cycle storage for three bikes?
    We have secure cycle storage for all our guests which is up to 18 in total. There's even space for a few more.
    Answered on February 16, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Yes very!
    Answered on November 16, 2019
  • is there a bus service
    Yes there are bus stops very close to the hostel, just outside Penrith Town Hall, and Booths Supermarket, as well as a bus station in town 5 mins walk...
    Answered on March 25, 2022
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    We can store your luggage if you are catching a later bus or train.
    Answered on November 16, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    No, we supply clean bedding.
    Answered on November 16, 2019
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Wayfarers Independent Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Wayfarers Independent Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 50 is required on arrival. That's about 54.52USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Wayfarers Independent Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are requested to inform the property of their expected arrival time. This can be noted in the Special Request box when booking.

We do not accept stag/hen parties. For the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests, we accept quiet groups only.

Please inform Wayfarers Independent Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

A damage deposit of GBP 50 is required on arrival. That's about 54.52USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.