Overlooking Swanage Bay and the Jurassic Coast, this YHA hostel is 800 feet from Swanage’s Blue Flag sandy beach. It offers affordable accommodations, 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, while 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 features wood-paneled 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

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

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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  • 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.


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    Asked about: Dormitory Room (6 Adults) • Answered on January 4, 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


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    Answered on April 26, 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 Castle (one of Swanage's popular attractions.


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    Answered on January 4, 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'.


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    Answered on September 1, 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 and hot drinks and food is available from our restaurant.


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    Answered on May 24, 2021
  • In a triple room, when u say private bathroom do u mean ensuite?

    Hello, Yes, a private bathroom means ensuite.


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    Answered on May 14, 2021
  • Do you cater for Gluten Free (Breakfast-Dinner?)

    Hello Yes, we have Gluten free items available for Breakfast and also for our Supper Club evening meal. Just let us know in advance if you would like to book a Gluten free meal and we will be very happy to welocme you. YHA Swanage staff


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    Asked about: Triple Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on July 16, 2021
  • Do you have anywhere we could lock our bikes away or could we take them into the room with us? There would just be 2 of us for 1 night Many thanks

    Yes, we have a lockable bike store. Just ask the team for the key at check-in. Thanks : Team YHA Swanage


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    Asked about: Quadruple Room • Answered on June 11, 2021
  • Are pets welcome: we have two small well behaved dogs.

    Hello, I'm sorry but Swanage is a no pet hostel.


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    Answered on May 14, 2021
  • Is there a hair dryer and iron?

    Yes, both are available for a returnable £5 deposit.


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    Answered on August 5, 2019
  • are all the beds bunks ? as we're in our 50s and neither of us will want to climb up top !!!

    Hello Yes, all of our rooms have bunk beds, although to avoid the need to climb to a top bunk you could book either a 3 or 4 bedded room. This would then give you two bottom bunks to save climbing up. Best wishes YHA Swanage staff


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    Answered on June 10, 2021
  • If four people household book a 6 bed dormitory is sole occupancy during this covid ?

    Hello, You will have sole occupancy of the room regardless of size during this period as no shared accommodation is permitted.


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    Asked about: Dormitory Room (6 Adults) • Answered on May 29, 2021
  • If I book the 3 bed room, will that mean it’s only for me and my guest? Or can someone else stay there too?

    You have booked a private room, so will be just for your and your guest. Best wishes YHA Swanage


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    Answered on September 6, 2021
  • Does the 6 bed dormitory have its own Ensuite ?

    We have one six bed room with ensuite bathroom, two six bed rooms without.


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    Answered on May 29, 2021
  • do you have any exclusive rooms for a couple? x

    All our rooms sales at the moment are are private room, which range from 2 - 6 bedded rooms. Some are en-suite but others have shared facilities. We are not currently sell beds in shared dormitories due to Covid-19 guidelines. Thanks you, Garry


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    Answered on June 11, 2021
  • Hi we are looking for 2 rooms for 6 people 3 adults and 3 children Are there any rooms available for the 4th September?

    There are four and six bed rooms available on the 4th September, only one four bed rooms has an ensuite bathroom, all other rooms have shared facilities.


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    Answered on August 13, 2021
  • If 4 person household books 6 bed dormitory is it our sole occupancy during these covid conditions - or will we have share further bed with strangers

    Hello, There is no shared accommodation permitted, four people in a six bed room will have sole occupancy.


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    Answered on May 29, 2021
  • Can the the quadruple room be booked by 2 adults for their private use only

    Hello, Yes, a quadruple room can be booked for 2 adults only. There is no shared accommodation permitted at the moment due to Covid regulations.


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    Answered on July 11, 2021
  • is the price for a room for 6 @£79 each or the all up price for the 6

    The price would for the room, not each person.


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    Answered on June 28, 2021
  • Are dogs allowed?

    Sorry, no dogs allowed.


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    Asked about: Dormitory Room (6 Adults) • Answered on September 5, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Swanage Bay
    1,250 feet
  • Studland - Knoll Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Studland Naturist Beach
    3.8 miles
  • Sandbanks Beach
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bournemouth Airport
    13.2 miles
  • Southampton Airport
    35.3 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

Amenities of YHA Swanage Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Beach
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & 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
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

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

House rules YHA Swanage takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 16 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB 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 canceled by YHA.
The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodations 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 Hosteling 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

  • Guests staying at YHA Swanage can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • YHA Swanage is 1,000 feet from the center of Swanage.

  • The prices at YHA Swanage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at YHA Swanage is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • YHA Swanage has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from YHA Swanage.

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Water park
    • Beach

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at YHA Swanage (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking