• Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Private bathroom
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating

Overlooking Swanage Bay and the Jurassic Coast, this YHA hostel is 250 metres from Swanage’s Blue Flag sandy beach. It offers affordable accommodation, free parking, a restaurant and laundry facilities. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. Each morning cooked English and continental breakfasts are available at an extra cost, whilst the restaurant offers traditional meals throughout the day. Guests have use of self-catering kitchen facilities and packed lunches are also available. Guests can relax in the impressive lounge, which boasts wood-panelled walls, luxurious sofas and a huge chandelier. There is also a selection of games, a TV and Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas of YHA Swanage. The Victorian Pier and Swanage Steam railway are both within a 10-minute walk of the YHA Swanage. This beautiful coastal town has a good selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

YHA Swanage has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Mar 2011.
Hotel chain/brand:
Youth Hostels Association

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 bunk bed
1 single bed
1 bunk bed
2 bunk beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Swanage
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Dawn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were really friendly and helpful . The public areas were lovely and the breakfast was excellent value for money. The yogurt was especially lovely and you could help yourself to as much as you wanted.
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Immaculate bedding loos and a shower better than my one at home. Great staff super and all that I required - Thankyou
  • Jacek
    A nice building located in a quiet area. Very friendly staff. The hostel well organized. Large comfortable kitchen. Separate sleeping places. Everywhere was clean.
  • Ann
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were lovely, great breakfast..value for money 💰. Room rate was a little expensive.
  • Krzysztof
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very nice, friendly and clean place, close to the sea.
  • Simone
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Organisation and freedom once you Check-in 24 hour access🎯.
  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent staff, clean facilities very good breakfast
  • Attila
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Super clean rooms. Easy check in even at late times. Cheaper than some campsites in the area.
  • A
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A really beautiful old house in an interesting area.
  • Nigel
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location, cleanliness and friendly, receptive staf.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • In a dormitory room would the two other beds be open to other people?

    In a dormitory there are 6 beds, all of which are available to the public.
    Answered on 4 January 2020
  • If we pay for a triple room, will someone we don’t know have access to the third bed?

    Hello, Thank you for your enquiry, if you book a triple room, the room is yours and not available to anyone else. Kind regards, YHA Swanage
    Answered on 26 April 2021
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    No need for a shuttle! The closest beach is 5 minutes walk. There are many buses going throughout Dorset. every hour and also a steam train to Corfe C..
    Answered on 4 January 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We have a quiet period between 11pm and 7am where we ask guests to keep noise to a minimum due to not all guests being 'night owls'.
    Answered on 1 September 2019
  • Is there a kettle in the room we can use as communal kitchen is closed

    Hello, Regrettably whilst the self catering kitchen remains closed there are no kettles in the rooms. We can provide you with hot water from reception..
    Answered on 24 May 2021
  • In a triple room, when u say private bathroom do u mean ensuite?

    Hello, Yes, a private bathroom means ensuite.
    Answered on 14 May 2021
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of YHA Swanage
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Luggage storage
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (snacks)
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    YHA Swanage takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 17:00 to 22:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    From 00:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 7 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB Cash YHA Swanage accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be cancelled by YHA.
    The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodation for at least seven nights.
    The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.
    Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hostelling International as part of this booking.
    Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
    Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about YHA Swanage

    • The prices at YHA Swanage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • YHA Swanage has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Guests staying at YHA Swanage can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • Check-in at YHA Swanage is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • YHA Swanage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Water park
      • Beach

    • The nearest beach is just 450 yards from YHA Swanage. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • YHA Swanage is 350 yards from the centre of Swanage. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.