YHA Swanage

ClunyBH19 2BSSwanageUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Swanage

Perched on top of a hill with great views of Swanage bay, YHA Swanage is a beautifully converted Victorian villa within five minutes’ walk of an award-winning beach.

Light and airy dormitories and smaller, two-bed rooms are all equipped with bunk beds. Guests have access to shared bathrooms and some rooms boast sea views.

An impressive, wood-panelled lounge is a great space to relax in and meet other travellers. It features comfortable sofas and armchairs, a TV and a selection of books. There is also a den with desks, chairs, board games and Wi-Fi access.

Hot and cold breakfasts and packed lunches are available and the YHA Rural Menu is served in the evenings. YHA Swanage also has a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area.

At the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, this hostel is also less than a 10-minute walk from Swanage Pier and the Tourist Information Centre.


Cluny, BH19 2BS, Swanage, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(345)3719346 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Great facilities make life easy

Many guests mention that the YHA Swanage has great facilities like a well equipped kitchen for groups or individuals who are self-catering. When you're not cooking or exploring the area, you can take advantage of the comfortable lounge and relax in front of the TV or borrow a book to read. Guests commented that the wood-panelled lounge in particular is a great addition to the hostel and that there are plenty of toilets and showers.

A great location with sea views!

Located on a hill just above the town, you'll find this hostel is within a pleasant ten-minute walk of many attractions like the pier, the seafront and the award-winning beach. Guests also mention that you can access amenities in the town with ease and that the views of Swanage and the bay are not to be missed!

The staff is helpful and friendly

“Happy” and helpful, the staff at this Dorset hostel will make your stay comfortable and memorable for all the right reasons. Many visitors are pleased with the high level of service they received, commenting that staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic - the perfect antidote to the English weather.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms could be cleaner

Some guests mention that they were a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the showers and toilets, some of which seemed a little dirty or had a damp smell.

Showers are not very powerful

Unfortunately, a small number of guests were frustrated by the low water pressure in some of the showers.

Wi-Fi is a little temperamental

Wi-Fi is available in one of the communal areas at YHA Swanage but you might find it difficult to access as some guests have mentioned that they struggle to use it.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 80 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
  • Expedia
    9.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.3 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.9 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 80 reviews