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The Chapel House Hostel
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Bay. Limeslade Beach and Mumbles Pier are also within 1 mile ...
3.7/5 Good! (3 reviews)
"Very comfortable mattress. Close to good restaurants and johnnies fish and chip shop."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

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The Chapel House Hostel
YHA Port Eynon - Hostel
Nestled on the beach, this Swansea hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Port Eynon Beach, Slade Bay and Oxwich Bay Beach. Oxwich Castle is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"The view over the beach. reasonable facilities, friendly staff, ease of access to Port Einon, We had a lovely 4 day stay and woul;d stay here again."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

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YHA Port Eynon - Hostel
Cwtsh Hostel
Located in Castle, this hostel is steps away from Swansea Castle and BT Tower. Plantasia and Swansea Market are also within 5 minutes. Swansea Station is 5 minutes ...
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ibis Swansea

ibis Swansea

2 out of 5
The price is £43 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
3.9/5 Very Good! (840 reviews)
"Staff were very friendly, welcoming and professional"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

ibis Swansea
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

4 out of 5
Phoenix Way, Swansea, Wales
The price is £55 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
3.9/5 Very Good! (598 reviews)
"Good location as the Indoor Bowling center was just 1 mile away. Coming from England the extra Covid regulations in Wales are clearly a burden on the hotel and staff which meant the stay was not as enjoyable as i was expecting as each member of staff only has one pair of hands."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Mercure Swansea Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel

Swansea Marriott Hotel

4 out of 5
The price is £71 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
4/5 Very Good! (967 reviews)
"Lovely hotel and location, although the 1 night we stayed we were unable to eat dinner in the restaurant as it was booked out to a coach party, we had to eat in the bar, we did not know this until we checked in that afternoon!! Very disappointed on our anniversary and special visit!!"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Swansea Marriott Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Swansea, strung out along a beautiful bay of daffodil-tinted sand, was eulogised by its greatest poet, Dylan Thomas, as "an ugly, lovely town". It's a moniker that suits, as the city now fuses post-industrial copper smelting works with stunning coastline along the Gower Peninsula – the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In fact, it's down there, with the jaw-dropping beaches and surf-washed coves, that you'll find some of the most enticing hostels in Swansea. They have bunks that let you wake to the sound of roaring waves and outdoor seating areas where you can share a Welsh ale while watching the sun set across the Celtic Sea. The upshot is that hostels in Swansea offer a unique and interesting base from which to explore this poetic and proud seaside city.

A bunk by the waves with hostels in Swansea

Swansea is certainly not on the main UK backpacker route, which might be why you don't find an overload of low-cost accommodation in these parts. That said, the establishments that are available really do try to make the most of the city's setting by the Bristol Channel. Cue cosy Welsh cottages that have been converted into dormitory stays, spilling out from whitewashed walls onto salt-washed patios right by the sea. You can look forward to window views of rolling waves and rock-ribbed headlands, along with enchanting interior lounges warmed by wood-fired stoves for when the weather gets a little wilder.

When it comes to picking rooms in hostels in Swansea, you can choose from four-bed family units and larger mixed dorms to keep prices low, along with some ensuite spaces if you're keen for extra privacy. On top of that, hostels in Swansea often have staff on hand to help you plan your South Wales adventure. Maps and pamphlets related to the Gower's walking routes, history sites and various outdoorsy opportunities should be on offer at reception, while in-the-know local suggestions can reveal the top Welsh taverns and the best eateries the city has up its sleeve.

Areas to note when booking hostels in Swansea

The most enticing area on the menu when seeking out hostels in Swansea is surely the Gower. A peninsula that juts into the Celtic Sea on the west side of the city, it's laced with stunning beaches and wild surf spots. It's perhaps the perfect backdrop for low-cost backpacker stays, what with countless little fishing villages and their hearty pubs thrown in for good measure. Highlights, down there, include the vast sweep of sand that is Llangennith Bay – a surfer's hotspot – and the dune-backed wetland walks around Oxwich. Tempted? The YHA Port Eynon is a prime option right in the middle of the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's got four-bed dorms and larger rooms, along with a lovely patio space overlooking the swells. Closer to the city centre, the buzzing neighbourhood of Uplands comes with historic pubs and student bars, while the Mumbles is all about boutique shopping and the haunting outline of Oystermouth Castle – a top day out with the kids in tow.

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