Private Room
4.8Overall Score

We chose to spend a night at Wayfarers Hostel in Penrith before heading to the Lake District. When we first arrived we didn’t realize that staff weren’t around in the early afternoon. There was a sign posted that said check-in began at 4 p.m. Since we arrived at 3 p.m. we had about an hour of waiting. The sign also posted a phone number to call if checking in early, but unfortunately we didn’t have a phone on us.

When the staff arrived and let us into our room, we knew it was worth the wait as soon as we entered! This was one of the most comfortable stays we’ve had, and made us wish we could’ve stayed longer. The inn had a quiet atmosphere and friendly staff. They also helped us figure out how to get to the Lake District and even offered us a ride to the bus stop.

Private Room:

The private room had two twin beds and beautiful, large bay windows. The room was spotless with plenty of room to put our bags and lounge around. Our room had a private bathroom that was also spacious and clean.

Wayfarers Hostel - Penrith, England


The inn had a modern self-catering kitchen with a stovetop, many cooking utensils, and a large fridge. In the mornings they offer free toast, coffee and tea. There is also a lounge area in the front lobby with books and board games on the bookshelves. Good WiFi was throughout the building including in our room.

Wayfarers Hostel - Penrith, England


We paid £45 for a one night stay in the private room of Wayfarers Hostel. It’s comparable to what we expected to pay for a private stay in the U.K.

Wayfarers Hostel - Penrith, England


Wayfarer’s Inn is just two blocks away from a Morrison’s grocery store. We did a bulk of our shopping there to prep for the Lake District. It was only a 10 minute walk away from the train station and bus stop. This is a great stop for those who are looking for a stopover on their travels to the Lake District.


About The Author

Britnee traveled around the world with her husband on a shoestring budget for a year. A few of her favorite destinations include Scotland's Isle of Skye, Chile's Torres del Paine, Bolivia's Salt Flats and Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.