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20 Cluny Crescent, Swanage, BH19 2BS – Show map
|Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom|
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25 properties in Swanage
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YHA Swanage's staff speak: French, English, German
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack bar
Internet via modem is available in public areas and costs GBP 3 per hour.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed lunches, Vending machine (snacks), 24-hour front desk, Ticket service, Luggage storage, Shared lounge/TV area, Laundry, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Family rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
French, English, German
13:00 - 22:30 hours
07:00 - 10:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 16 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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The family-run Millbrook Guest House in Swanage has a town centre location and offers a full English breakfast.
Score from 29 reviews Superb
Dating back to the 1880s, Cliff House Hotel in Southbourne offers boutique accommodation around 10 minutes’ drive from central Bournemouth.
Score from 55 reviews Superb
The Gervis Court is a Victorian home of great character, set in its own grounds. It has ample free forecourt parking and nestles amongst pine trees, only 2 minutes from the cliff top.
Score from 150 reviews Review score
Opened on Queen Victoria's coronation day in June 1838, the Royal Bath Hotel was the first hotel in Bournemouth. It offers 3 hotel restaurants, a health spa and lovely sea views.
Score from 1648 reviews Good
View from our Room, no.7 fantastic! Very nice staff, friendly, helpful. Relaxed atmosphere. Wash basin in room. Quiet location. Crisp clean sheets etc. Good coffee at breakfast. Able to borrow hair dryer.
Cold tap in room sprayed everywhere, plug hole not very clean, no bedside lights, breakfast a bit shambolic - had to ask for/wait for toast, ran out of some items e.g. mushrooms, cooked breakfast cold by time I got it all.
We like the location and the on site parking. Reception staff are helpful.
We feel some money needs to be spent on the building. The decor, fittings etc are all tired. The showers work but again down at heel. The window in our room (room 5) neither opens further or closes, and has been thus for I think 3 years. The window frame is rotting and this may be what gives the room a stale smell. The breakfast was as well cooked as in previous years and various foods, cutlery and hot water ran out. The self catering kitchen was not as well equipped as last year - no cafetieres, few teapots (apparently behind the desk), few mugs (kept in the dining area. Toilets ran out of paper.
venue...albeit at the top of the hill. The view was beautiful. Food - hearty and brilliant value...esp the free kids under 10 bit.
didn't realise we could have asked for night light to aid breatsfeeding for one friend of her baby. No WIFI and water pressure not great in the showers.
Room and hostel was ok
Parking for cars not enough spaces ?
The view was beautiful. The staff were very helpful and the event board was really useful.
The building needs renewal and the showers weren't working.
I was extremely impressed by the whole place. The staff were amazing and the food was great. I was with 2 of my grandchildren and it was marvellous for them to be able to make friends to play with. I have already recommended the hostel to my family.
freedom relaxation bed views car park
sometimes dirty toilets and grubby floors in kitchen
The staff was very friendly and helpful! They pointed me in the direction of some great walks and told me about an opportunity to go rowing with the local row club in order to see a bit more of thetown from the sea. Very much appreciated this!
The beds left something to be desired, mattress was quite thin and pillows even thinner! Shower stall or cubbies (since they were so small) wouldnt be good for anyone who is claustrophobic. Breakfast was so-so, happy I only did breakfast one morning versus two. You can technically get a fair amount of food for the price, however, the quality isnt spectacular by any means.
Climb up the hill
The accomodation was excellent. All rooms very clean. Water pressure for showers needs improving. The breakfast was first class and well cooked. Good break from the south west coast path.
Swanage is an interesting town to visit and close to attractions in the hinterland. The YHA is well located to access these. Some staff very helpful (but others shouldn't be in the hospitality industry).
Swanage YHA needs to reinvent itself and be much more client focused. The days of only providing for young people are gone. The hospitality industry elsewhere is generally improving all the time but this establishment seems to be in a time warp because it doesn't seem to be client focused. The showers may save water but the tiny spray is inadequate - and not even a bench for clothes in the tiny shower cubicle. And why can't a towel be provided without having to be hired? Even the rooms are as minimalist as they can be. Breakfast time was more like a school canteen than a holiday establishment and wasn't at all efficient despite the numerous staff on duty. Enjoy you holiday and look for a nice B & B instead, and you will find it much better value for money.
Close location to town centre...good showers .... Clean bedding ... Clean WC areas .... Easy access.... Good sized car park.
Rooms were too warm, windows didn't open wide. Pillows hard. Carpet smelt.
Convenient place to stay for last night of a long walk from Minehead.
Problem more to do with other users who have little respect. Toilets not in clean condition. Doors banging late at night. Don't know what answer is to this
I liked the way I was received when I arrived. How the receptionist took the trouble not only to tell me about YHA Swanage but about the attractions locally.
I was only staying one night for the purpose of attending the WW1 service as Standard bearer for the Royal Marines Association and did not have time to dislike anything, that is if there was anything to dislike anyway!
I love the location is good with trees and close to the beach and i like their food you are allowed to take what u want as much as u want if they have it ofcos and you must have paid for breakfast too
I don't like the rooms they old with dirty rugs,no table,no tv,no net the most basic things in all hotels or hostels, even the shower has no control is just push. if is cold or hot u must use it like that.NO towel,if u need one u buy or rent can u believe that?They really need to make changes
Great location for the town and the beach. Lovely building. Good facilities
We were three friends in a 6-bedroomed room, so had lots of space. Beds comfy and linen crispy clean. Great view from the window. Toilets and showers close to bedroom.
Nothing really. Only comment would be the washbasin light in our bedroom didn't work, otherwise all fine.
Very good value for a hostel with polite and helpful staff, good value breakfast and pretty good facilities
Some Shower heads need replacing and windows need cleaning on the outside but otherwise pretty clean
we could book a room for a couple.
Looked very tired.
Clean and tidy.
Limited hot water. No water pressure. Disappointing shower facilities. When went for breakfast, no breakfast items available had to keep asking staff for items to be made/replaced e.g. no juice, coffee, toast, yoghurt or eggs etc. Limited knowledge of local area - when asked how long it would take to walk somewhere etc.
No pool table or table football as advertised.
Water cooler, kitchen facilities, friendly staff, parking facilities, and the location.
Lack of power sockets, lockable lockers, and bedside lights.
the car park, and meeting other ppl leisure room smelt rubbery,
The self-catering facilities, the dining room, the front room, the staff.
The room could have benefited from more power points (there were only two-both taken-and I had to ask reception to keep my phone for me while it charged), most of the shower facilities are cramped little spaces but there is at least one shower room that is a decent size (why can't you make them all like that one?). My main complaint is about the internet connection, so bad it was practically non-existent. It was all right when I first logged in in the evening, but in the morning it was simply impossible to connect. Also no connection in the rooms. I had stayed at better and more guest friendly YHA than this one.
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