Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the gorgeous Gower Peninsula boasts 34 miles of breathtaking coastline and 50 unspoilt beaches. And of all the coves and bays hereabouts, Port Eynon is amongst the finest. Converted from South Gower’s former lifeboat station, the hostel enjoys unparalleled sea views from the large lounge windows and offers guests a face-to-face with the forces of nature.
We're on the most southerly point of the Gower peninsula, facing an award winning beach with safe swimming and rock pools - ideal for wind and kite surfing when the weather is right. We're backed by a wooded headland for shady walks and beautiful spring and early summer flowers. We also sit on the Wales Coastal Path, ideally situated for walks to Rhossili and Oxwich beaches. Look out for boat trips from the beach in Summer, paddle boarding hire and lessons in the village.
Port Eynon itself is an idyllic village with a fun family feel. It is the most tourist-orientated of Gower’s beaches with a few seaside shops selling bits and bobs, beach wear, buckets and spades, ice creams and the like.
The hostel has male and female dorms places, plus family rooms if you want more privacy. 28 beds in 8 rooms – first floor, 1 x 8 bedded, 3 x twin and a four bedded, ground floor, 1 x 4 bed ensuite, 1 x three bed (double with bunk over), 1 x four bed family room with a bunk and two singles.
There is a lounge/dining room with seating for 24 around 5 dining tables, plus three comfy settees. With full stomachs and full hearts, return to the hostel to cosy up around the wood burner – which is run on locally-harvested logs – and settle in for the evening. There are also picnic tables outside the hostel, overlooking the beach.
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.
As we are self catering we have a fully fitted kitchen with a large fridge and smaller freezer compartment. Also, a small fridge with similar split. There are two stand alone cookers with oven and grill, and another four burner hob sits on one of the bases. We have one microwave, two toasters both able to toast four slices, and two electric kettles. The usual stock of plates, cups or mugs, dinner plates, smaller plates and cutlery tray are as standard i.e. knives, forks, dessert spoons and tea spoons. Cooking implements are there too. There are various pots and pans sufficient to cater for the number of guests who stay.
We have a small shop small shop supplying jams, butter and foods but this is in no way extensive.