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A major city for tourism, Bath has many attractions which are perfect for a weekend of sight-seeing. Our Italiante mansion is a home-from-home and boasts its own stunning architecture - perfect low cost accommodation in Bath. Take in a show at one of Bath’s five theatres, soak up the culture in one of its art galleries or museums or simply wander around the beautiful streets, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful area.

Bath has more museums in one square mile than most other cities in the world can boast. Walk between a whopping seventeen sites of historic interest in the city centre. Highlights include the museum at No.1, in the ginormous Georgian Royal Crescent, the Holburne Museum and the Jane Austen Centre.

Bath also offers a vibrant nightlife scene, with entertainment to suit everyone. Live music thrives here- from smooth jazz to hard rock and everything in between, you’re bound to find something you love in this city. There are even regular open mic nights in the local bars, so you can have a go yourself.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!


This 121 bed Youth Hostel is suitable for families, backpackers and couples alike, and it has both dorm and private rooms available, some of which are en-suite. Alongside the main house which holds 70 beds, guests can also be accommodated in 'The Lodge' annex which holds a further 50 beds. The majority of the beds are bunk beds.

Our hostel has a peaceful garden outside to relax on, perfect for picnics. Not to mention a comfy lounge boasting leather sofas, books, board games and a lovely view from the full-length windows. Our spacious dining room is tastefully decorated in the Georgian style and you'll find a well-equipped self-catering kitchen if you wish to cook for yourself. You'll find everything you need for a modern city break including luggage storage, laundry facilities, an extra dining room, free Wi-Fi and a drying room for muddy boots.

YHA Bath is on Bathwick Hill with great views of the city centre. We are within walking distance of University of Bath and the centre of Bath itself, though we are up a steep hill! Regular U1 and U18 buses travel between the railway station, city centre and university with a bus stop right by our entrance, ask the driver for “the Youth Hostel”. All of this makes for comfortable, convenient city break accommodation perfect for weekends away. YHA Bath is a listed building and welcomes all types of guests. However, if you have a child under the age of 3 years or any other special requirement, please mention at the time of booking and we will try and move you to the most suitable room available.

Food and Drink


Start your day the YHA way with a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast with both full English and continental options available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 - 9.00am. 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.


YHA Bath offers high quality evening meals in its restaurant so you can relax and unwind with dinner or a drink after a busy day exploring the city. We're open to guests as well as the public so even if you're not staying with us, drop in for a bite to eat - we serve food from 5.30 - 8.30pm.

Kids Eat Free

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


At YHA Bath there is a licensed bar and so feel free to unwind with an ice cold beer or a lovely glass of wine.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our well-equipped kitchen has three sets of four hobs, two ovens, two fridges, one full freezer plus ample crockery and knives and forks - everything you need to create a delicious meal.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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