Denton House, Keswick

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MORE LIKE DENT IN MY HEAD ... terrible, it looks like the scene of a murder movie.

New york

This hostel is about a 20 minute walk from the bus station. Head towards the Market Square in the centre of the town, then look for Station Street after the tower/information centre. Follow the street until the river and go along Penrith Road on your right. It's another 10 minute walk along the road until after the fire station and Royal Mail depot.

The hostel looks a little untidy from the outside but the inside is quite well-furnished. There is no 24 hour reception, so be as precise as possible with arrival times. There is no curfew; access is provided by a single door with the security code made known to every guest.

The rooms are mainly large dorms with double-decker beds. The beds are fairly comfortable and linens are provided. There are no power outlets in the room itself though, and no lockers/shelves either. The showers/toilets are well-lit and clean, but a few more are probably needed.

The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and comes stocked with an unusually wide variety of condiments/spices. There is a separate area where you can get free hot drinks anytime. The TV room comes with vending machines which sells toiletries besides the usual drinks/tidbits. There is a large dining area which is apparently used as a function room by the general public. It is a great way to mingle with the locals. There is no internet access yet. Overall, a nice place to stay in, especially you intend to cook.

Chinchew Ong

I really liked this hostel it was clean and friendly and quiet (since I was there on a weekday!). According to the staff there had been a group of party-ers there that weekend). I ended up getting a whole girls' dorm room to myself for two days, which was awesome.

Great kitchen, lots of spices and soy sauce and even pureed garlic, wow. Pretty nice clean showers, though I had to tie a string to keep the water on hot! Separate bathrooms throughout the hallway.

Side note: I couldn't find the staff when I first came in, and some other hostellers showed me where my room was until I ran into someone maybe 15 minutes later to check-in. They were all really friendly, just not around much during the day, I think, since they're busy. :)


The hostel was a little shabby from the outside but when we cracked the egg open it was a delight. The only way to explain it is by imagining the creamy filling inside a Cadbury's cream egg. Because we were all together we didn't socialize with the staff but they were very forward towards my husband!! The beds were springy but I'd definitely go again. Beautiful scenery and great facilities including the coffee and tearoom a delight!!! A must for anyone!!! We will be back.

Bob & Christine

This was an ideal place to stay while we were on our rugby tour. We all enjoyed the friendly staff and the warm wake-up call to a hot cooked breakfast. The pack lunches the staff prepared for us were superb, and I will definitely keep this hostel in mind for the next time I come. Thanks a lot from the whole of the Oldham Rugby Union Club!!!


Denton House Reviews from the Web

Friendlyness of the staff, very good beds

Customer review

Bon rapport qualité/prix

Customer review

The staff were both helpful and friendly. The beds were comfortable and I felt welcome the entire time.

Katerina-Ann Heese

Really handy for anything local to keswick

Customer review

Usually a little apprehensive when travelling alone but on this occasion there was no need to be.

The location was excellent,3 minute walk to the town centre and close to all the great Keswick walks.

Very large car parking.

Plenty of space in Denton house,even when full, but never felt overcrowded at all with over 50 guests staying.There was always a quiet corner to escape to read the morning paper.

Rooms were spacious and warm. Hot showers and all facilities were clean and tidy.

Breakfast for a small additional fee was well worth the money.

Staff were very cheerful and friendly, Mark in particular ,always going the extra mile to ensure guests had a enjoyable and memorable experience.Always willing to help if you needed advice on best places to eat/drink and best walks.

Excellent atmosphere all round, guests even had a singalong in the dining room on the last night of my stay and a guitar was passed around for entertainment. That was a great evening!!!

Would highly recommend a stay at Denton House to anyone and will be booking again soon for a return trip in spring 2013.

David McDowell

Clean and tidy, the location is really good, and the stuffs are friendly

Yanfei Wang

Good location a 10 minute walk into Keswick centre

Very competitive price and ideal for small groups of walkers like ours

A good base location to explore great walks surrounding Keswick

Paul bentley

The staff were extremely friendly and it was only a short walk into Keswick centre

Customer review

Good atmosphere, great surroudings, friendly staff.

Customer review

Good location: easy walk into the centre of Keswick, well placed for good walking.

Relaxed and friendly staff.

Paul Dean

Easy access, lots of parking

Adam Calvert

It was very clean and tidy, toilets and showers were good, the bunk rooms were okay and room to store gear.

Edward Cornell

We had a pretty tumultuous weekend but the staff were incredibly helpful throughout, making it a much less unpleasant series of events.

Other than that, it's a great little good value no-frills hostel. Exactly the sort of place I love.

Tom Elliff

- facilities,

- neatness,

- location.

Balasudhan Raveendran

Denton House was clean, tidy and warm. Showers were hot and clean. Kitchens were clean and well equipped. The house has recently been repainted and recarpeted. Now we know how the queen feels.

Frank McNally

Friendly atmosphere

Pavel Prochazka

very friendly and comfortable and free tea and coffee! it also had a wonderful kitchen and food storage.

Adelaide Thomson

good staff, even I was very late

Yejia Qi

It was good,clean place and quite secured.The staff was very cheerful and great help showing us around.All in all a good stay and fabulous location.Highly recommended.

Harmanjeet Rekhi

This hostel is a great spot and really good fun when there are other people staying there. Its a great set up with the dining hall being the main location for socialising. The staff are great value and they offer heaps of advice for activities that they can provide and that other companies also offer in town. A great spot to make a big meal and crash after a hard days work out in the sun/rain.

Juliet Mann


Denton House in Keswick is a purpose-built accommodation centre run by a friendly and experienced team of staff. We are ideally located for exploration of the Lake District National Park. Keswick town centre is a 10 minute walk away - the path runs alongside the River Greta.
Groups please note; groups of 8 or more must book entire dorms for sole use (e.g. not 8 beds in a 10 bed dorm). And must contact the office directly to book. (Everyone else please note: yes - we do allow single sex groups on weekends where we're providing outdoor activities for them!)
The town has lots to offer people of all ages and interests, whether you're looking for a quiet coffee in a sunny café garden or a night of culture at the theatre by the lake. There are also multitudes of outdoor shops, pubs, restaurants and even a couple of nightclubs.

Denton House also operates as a licensed outdoor pursuits centre and we run regular days out for hostellers; climbing, canoeing, Ghyll scrambling etc.
As we are an outdoor activity centre we will not take bookings for groups undertaking activities with other providers without prior arrangement.
Derwentwater is a short walk from the town centre, and the spectacular Borrowdale Valley can easily reached on foot, by launch or bus.

>Breakfast is not included (by popular demand!), but we have a cooked breakfast on most weekends for £3.50/person
>Free tea and coffee is on 24 hours, and the dining room's always open.
>We have central heating through most of the rooms, and there is always hot water for showers etc.
>We've now got luggage lockers which are £2/go for a huge one or £1/go for a very big one.
>We cater for an epic range of customers: school, college and youth groups on activity holidays, overseas students, military training groups, cultural tours, hill-walkers, C2C cyclists, mountain bikers, paddlers, runners, corporate team-builds, ecologists, climbers, fishermen, round the world explorers (honest!), backpackers and all kinds of random and interesting people. It may not just be backpackers!

Families please note: We're not suitable for littlies - 8 is usually our minimum age. We don't take children aged 8 to12 unless in a room exclusively booked for a family or youth group, and there will be large single sex groups using the centre on many weekends.

Rooms are ready from 4pm

We do not accept credit or debit cards so please pay in cash or by cheque.

and also... Dogs welcome!

Location and Contact


• Strongly advise you check transport times before setting off! ROOMS ARE READY FROM 4PM
• Bus stops are directly outside the centre on the Penrith-Workington and Kendal-Windermere-Carlisle routes.
• Nearest train station is Penrith (20 minutes by road; buses up to 11pmish in summer).
• We have plenty of parking and are 2 minutes by road from the A66 - take first Keswick turning if coming from East and follow the road down the hill. We are on the left after the BP petrol station. (If you see another petrol station you're on the wrong side of town...)
• We are on the A591 from Ambleside/Windermere (directions as above).
• If walking from Keswick town centre: follow the main road out towards Windermere (river and park on your left). We are on the right after the Post Office and Fire Station. If you reach the Londis garage you've gone too far!



Address: Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria - The Lake District, England

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Website Denton House Keswick
Phone Number: +44 17687 75351
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill

Concierge/Info Desk

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Credit Card Payments

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: n/a

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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