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YHA Swanage

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“youth hostel”(14 reviews)
“games room”(22 reviews)
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All reviewsyouth hostelgames roomself catering kitchenbunk bedsshared facilitieshill overlooking the seacommon roomold housefriendly member of stafftea towelssteep hillyoung familynice place to staydrying roomannual visitshort walk from the town centrehot water
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stay,the room was clean. good location,some rooms have sea views. Was very glad I booked this place as wasn't sure about stopping in a youth hostel. The staff were great. Wish this place was open all year round as would book it...More

Thank biggeno
Response from 220Garry, Manager at YHA SwanageResponded 9 October 2017

Hello biggeno. Thank you for taking time to write us a review and it's fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay. I am pleased to inform you that YHA Swanage is usually open all year, but unfortunately not this winter as we will be...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Being an old house, the hostel is spacious. Going out of season, just before Easter, it seemed almost empty so had excellent lounge, cooking, showering and sleeping facilities. I had one evening meal there, which was very good. It is up a bit of a...More

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Response from 220Garry, Manager at YHA SwanageResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for your review, which was a pleasure to read. YHA Swanage is a beautiful Victorian house & the oak panelling in the lounge give it a sense of grandeur. It is as you mentioned a fantastic location for walking this end of the...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Couldn't ask for much more, clean rooms good food and friendly staff!! Our room also had a lovely sea view and the showers were clean and well kept. I would definitely recommend the hostel as it is very well managed and maintained!More

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Response from 220Garry, Manager at YHA SwanageResponded 7 October 2017

Hello BenC. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, it's very much appreciated and highlights all the hard work by the staff making sure our group stays are memorable experience. Whilst you found the hostel well maintained, I am...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I stayed for two night this weekend. The place is very clean and tidy with plenty of showers and toilets. The showers were very good with no problems with having enough hot water any time I used them. The communal areas are very pleasant. Really...More

Thank Gilly456
Response from 220Garry, Manager at YHA SwanageResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Gilly456. Thank you very much for taking time to write us review. We are all really pleased to read that you had a great stay and enjoyed breakfast, which is great value for money at only £6.25. Even cheaper if you book online via...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed here with my 4 children. The room was fine but the 2 showers on our floor were broken - not good as after swimming I had to search other floors for showers. Hard work!! The TV in the games room was broken so...More

Thank jojomac1968
Response from 220Garry, Manager at YHA SwanageResponded 25 August 2017

Hello Jojomac I am really sorry & understand your disappointment. Unfortunately it did take longer than anticipated to fix both showers. An engineer came out to try and fix them but were beyond repair and unfortunately both had to be replaced with new ones, which...More

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$41 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$41 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Annette L
24 July 2016|
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Yes, all bedding is provided. We do not provided towels, although these can be hired for just £2.00.
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Russ W
15 November 2014|
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Hello. Most of our rooms have a lockable box under the bed, which you will require a padlock for. A drying room is available for all guests as well as laundry facilities (washing machine & tumble dryer for a small fee... More
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"We had room 14 and could hear a fan whirring so ear plugs might be beneficial."
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"ask for a sea view"
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"avoid this flea pit at all costs"
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"there is only a single plug socket in every room - bring an extension lead for multiplugs"
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