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The iFootpath Directory - YHA Swanage

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YHA Swanage

This large, sea facing, Victorian villa is situated five minutes' walking distance from the award-winning beach of Swanage - the only Blue Flag beach along the entire Dorset Jurassic Coast. You can spend a restful holiday building sandcastles, paddling in the sea and sampling local Purbeck ice cream. Alternatively, adrenalin junkies might give coasteering a go on this rugged coastline.

Our hilltop location gives the front facing rooms spectacular panoramic views of Swanage town and bay. Swanage town often holds music festivals, art weeks and the Swanage Carnival every year. The Jazz Festival (July), Folk Festival (September) and Blues Festivals (March and October) are extremely popular and not to be missed!

The town is a classic British seaside resort and the perfect gateway to the Jurassic coast, a world heritage site. Swanage is also known as Little London by the sea due to all the curious architectural landmarks around the town, such as Wellington Tower which once stood at the entrance of London Bridge!

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

This 101 bed hostel contains only bunk beds in a range of two to eight bedded rooms, available for private hire and as shared dorms. There are no en-suite facilities, but numerous communal toilets and showers. Self catering kitchen and dining facilities are available and all cutlery and crockery is provided. There are two large communal areas on the ground floor. Firstly the lounge with a TV, sofas and armchairs and a ‘take one leave one’ bookshelf. Then a den with desks and chairs, boards games, an internet terminal and WiFi coverage. YHA Swanage offers FREE WIFI in communal areas!

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


Wake up and enjoy a scrumptious and good value breakfast from 7:30am until 9am. We've got your favourite Full English options, piles of toast, hot tea and coffee, plus deliciously fresh cold options too. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring. 8am last orders, so make sure you let us know!


We serve the YHA rural menu at YHA Swanage. Meal service times are between 6pm-8.00pm, and pizzas are available between 12-10pm. Fill your belly in our beautiful dining room after a tiring day exploring the Jurassic Coast - you can even pop in and join us if you're passing by.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


We offer hot and cold drinks throughout the day, including two fabulous local ales and fresh tea and coffee. Why not try our popular Cakeaway offer - a hot cuppa and a slice of cake for just £3?

Self-Catering Facilities

Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen includes three fridges (one very large), three ovens with hobs, three toasters, kettles and microwaves, plus lots of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery to serve up on.

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This entry was added on Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:27

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