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YHA National Forest - Hostel

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Cots/infant beds, wheelchair access
Cots/infant beds, wheelchair access
Cots/infant beds, wheelchair access
Cots/infant beds, wheelchair access

Overview of YHA National Forest - Hostel

YHA National Forest - Hostel

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, England, DE12 6BD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDonisthorpe Woodland Country Park18 min walk
  • Popular LocationSwadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre7 min drive
  • Popular LocationSaltersford Wood Country Park7 min drive
  • AirportBirmingham (BHX)34 min drive

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About this area


YHA National Forest - Hostel is located in Swadlincote. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station and Melbourne Hall are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at National Brewery Centre and The Snow Dome. Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre and Twycross Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Donisthorpe Woodland Country Park - 18 min walk
  • Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre - 7 min drive
  • Saltersford Wood Country Park - 7 min drive
  • Sharpe's Pottery Museum - 8 min drive
  • Ashby de la Zouch Castle - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Wilnecote Station - 17 min drive
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 34 min drive


  • National Forest Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Lakeside Bistro - 13 min walk
  • Halfway House - 5 min drive
  • National Forest Cycle Centre - 5 min drive
  • 50's American Diner - 5 min drive

About this property

YHA National Forest - Hostel

4-star hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a meeting room, laundry facilities and a garden are on-site. This hostel has 23 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
YHA National Forest - Hostel offers 23 forms of accommodation. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All common areas at this property are closed until further notice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to this property’s shared kitchen and common areas may be limited pursuant to local regulations
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and JCB International; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

YHA National Forest Hostel Swadlincote
YHA National Forest Hostel
YHA National Forest Swadlincote
YHA National Forest
YHA National Forest - Hostel Swadlincote
YHA National Forest - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 54%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location for walking to local attractions. Friendly, helpful staff. Shane about the noisy families next door keeping me awake til two in the morning.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall for the price it was sublime
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service
I cancelled the booking however refused to refund me
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice grounds with a real country feel. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019