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20 Cluny Crescent, Swanage, BH19 2BS, United Kingdom – Show map
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Game Room, Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Snack Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Internet via modem is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Dating from 1898, this wonderful hotel commands a majestic location, nestled in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, providing a spectacular view across Swanage Bay and Pevril Point.
Score from 350 reviews Good
This recently refurbished, non-smoking hotel offers budget accommodations 365 days a year for students, backpackers, contractors, business travelers and stag and hen parties.
Score from 191 reviews Good
Centrally located on Bournemouth's West Cliff, the 4-star Connaught Lodge is just 320 yards from the top of the cliffs and a 5-minute walk from the BIC, Pavilion, and the thriving center of the town.
Score from 606 reviews Very good
On the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, this 3-star hotel on East Cliff is an easy walk from beaches, award-winning gardens, and the center of town.
Score from 1219 reviews Good
Loved the way the personel treated us, very kind and helpful, Rooms were very clean and tidy, with a nice smell. Breakfast made fresh at the spot was also very nice and tasty
I would change one small thing. An additional cup table to the rooms would be a very good idea.
Very good value. The wood paneled lounge is is impressive. Good sign posting and directions sent out by the hostel. Helpful staff. Would stay again and liked the useful local information at the hostel.
Good value for money and though the building is old it is clean.
Staff were not the most useful regarding ideas during the swanage festival.
No local knowledge in a new area with a lot to offer
Very clean place, great location for town !!
good kitchen facilities- lots of storage/fridge space, and able to use dining room for own food, great lounge very comfy and free wifi, staff really helpful, has a bit of a shop and good info about local area/weather. Also splitting the bill three ways was no problem :)
The room smelt a little damp/doggy, and a few of the showers were a little unreliable (temp control/water pressure)
staff freindly helpfull wood paneled rooms
cold rooms uncomfortable bunks snoring workman sharing room walk up hill to get back crappy bed covers pillow no shaving light bright lit halls at night should be on a movement dedtector to save energy no lift escalator to upstairs for disabled or plain tired
breakfast was good quality so were the mattresses and the windows were large, enabling us to view the sea
showers on corridor to room 6 one was out of order and the one next to it was unusable being just a drizzle of water
home cooked food, facilities and location.
It may not be possible to get a weekend break due to availability.
Parking, price, location, good beds, on site catering- very good food at a competitive price
Poor housekeeping, damaged and out of commission showers, door handles, toilets, very unkempt gardens, only 2 cups in self catering kitchen.
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.
Not alot kicking everyone out hotel at 8.50am on a sunday morning for no reason
Rude manager. Threw a hole group out and made false accusations at our party
The atmosphere, the friendly and helpful staff, the location, the price, the local knowledge, the games room for wet weather (essential with children), the breakfast, in short, the whole experience.
Some idiot opening the fire escape at 7.30am and setting off an alarm!
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.