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YHA Swanage - Hostel

3 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSwanage Beach6 min walk
    Popular LocationDurlston Country Park8 min walk
    Popular LocationSwanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt17 min walk
    AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)59 min drive

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6 Bed Private Room

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Room, Multiple Beds

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

2 Bed Private Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

5 Bed Private Room

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Single Bed OR 2 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

4 Bed Private Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Room, Multiple Beds

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed

3 Bed Private Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Standard Triple Room

  • 10 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


YHA Swanage - Hostel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Sandbanks Beach is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Swanage Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Oceanarium and Bournemouth Pier are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Swanage Beach - 6 min walk
  • Durlston Country Park - 8 min walk
  • Swanage Pier - 9 min walk
  • Swanage 18 Hole Pitch and Putt - 17 min walk
  • Great Globe - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Swanage Station - 7 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 61 min drive


  • Love Cake - 3 min walk
  • Earthlights - 3 min walk
  • The Fish Plaice - 3 min walk
  • Tawny's Wine Bar - 3 min walk
  • Beavers - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Swanage - Hostel

3-star hostel, walk to Swanage Beach
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, laundry facilities and an arcade/games room. All 24 rooms offer room service, safes and showers.
YHA Swanage - Hostel offers 24 forms of accommodation with a safe and blackout curtains. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
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 uncovered self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:30 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.
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.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 2 March 2021 to 20 May 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

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 credit cards and debit cards; 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 Swanage Hostel
YHA Swanage
YHA Swanage - Hostel Swanage
YHA Swanage - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Swanage - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Swanage

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful place clean staff good food good.close to town beach, only negative staff smelt of cigarettes when booking me in , not nice
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
2 nights sharing female dorm
I enjoyed my stay here, kitchen was nicely laid out and spotless. Great to see recycling provisions too. Shower fine and shared a room for a very reasonable price. For a hostel i slept well and was not disturbed by noises outside my room. Great access to public transport and beach. Would stay again
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Airy, spacious and sparkling clean this lovely Victorian Villa with views of the sea feels like a home from home.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019