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1 room, 2 adults

YHA Swanage - Hostel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Cluny, Cluny Crescent, Swanage, England, BH19 2BS, United Kingdom

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Swanage Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Great amenities

YHA Swanage - Hostel

  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • 2 Bed Private Room
  • 3 Bed Private Room
  • 4 Bed Private Room
  • 5 Bed Private Room
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Triple Room
  • Room, Multiple Beds
  • Room, Multiple Beds

What’s around YHA Swanage - Hostel


  • Swanage Beach - 6 min walk
  • Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre - 4 min walk
  • Pier 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
  • Anvil Point Lighthouse - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 61 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 64 min drive
  • Swanage Station - 7 min walk
  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 25 min walk
  • Wareham Norden Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Food and drink
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

YHA Swanage - Hostel’s small print

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


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.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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).

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for YHA Swanage - Hostel

  • Are pets allowed at YHA Swanage - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at YHA Swanage - Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Swanage - Hostel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near YHA Swanage - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Earthlights (3-min walk), Anchor Inn (3-min walk), and The Fish Plaice (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 11 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Great stay
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 night stay at YHA Swanage. All areas of the hostel were clean and tidy including the common areas, my dorm room and the toilet/shower areas. The location is great. A short walk to town although it is uphill coming back. There’s an off road car park. I paid the extra £6.75 to have the breakfast. Pretty good choice and quality. There was cooked breakfast (sausage, veggie sausage, bacon, beans, scrambled egg, grilled tomato, hash brown), white and brown bread/toast, cereals (cornflakes, rice crispies, weetabix, muesli), pastries (mini croissants and mini pain aux chocolate), ham, cheese, yoghurt, fruit (apples and oranges) and orange juice/apple juice/water/tea/coffee. Each bed has individual light, plug including usb and shelve. Each room has a sink and hand wash which I find really useful. There are no lockers in the rooms though. The shower cubicles I used were clean, you can adjust the height of the shower head and it’s a good powerful shower. The only slight negative is that the cubicle light is on a timer so when you shower you have to open the shower door within the cubicle and wave your hand around to get the light back on. It’s not a big deal but nice to know in advance that you’re likely to get plunged into darkness. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
Hayley, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
my favoriteplace
great place t\o stay its been refurbished so kitchen has a sea view and great amenities the showers are hot and powerful really close to the centre great little shops and a mini supermarket live music guaranteed every week end and great walks
miss nicola, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Really nice place for short break
gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Great hostel
Great hostel, clean and modern. Bedding provided. Decent showers, nice kitchen and comfortable common room
David, gbTrip with friends

YHA Swanage - Hostel

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