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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   The Castle | Lydney, Saint Briavels GL15 6RG, England
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YHA St Briavels
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterlooville UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We came and stayed for two nights with 16 of our family and friends aged from 3 to 51. The Staff over the whole weekend were very helpful and friendly. On the Saturday night we went to the Medieval Banquet which was hosted by a really funny and informative compere, he was worth the night. The food was great and... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great place for families! How fun to stay in an actual medieval castle. Although my daughter was a little spooked by it. We enjoyed exploring the castle. The kids had an archery lesson in the morning.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We booked here for a single night in December - fully prepared to be cold and sleep on an uncomfortable bed, but we wanted something different and this fitted the bill. How wrong we were :-) From the fully informative emails keeping us up to date with the schedule for the evening to the warm welcome on arrival through the... More

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Wigan, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stopped at St Briavels for two nights with S.P.O.O.K.S. for a Paranormal Investaigation. The Building is Steeped in History, The Rooms are lovely, the beds comfotable, the facilities ideal and the Staff Exemplory. We had a Medieval Banquet one night and the Toast Master was excellent, knew all the History of the Venue and surrounding area and was very accomplished... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife booked this, I was sceptical as not really know about youth hostelling, guess confused with the definition for youth. I have to say it was wonderful.....great for everyone! I went there with my family, two teens and a three yr old. The staff made the stay just amazing.....helpful, empathetic just added to experience. We enjoyed the banquet night,... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Excellent building very interesting to explore and hear all the stories as you would expect from a building that has so much history having been King Johns hunting lodge in the old days. Now run as part of the YHA organisation so excellent value for money. The staff here make the experience an enjoyable one and the food is excellent... More

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Gloucestershire, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We made quite a long drive to visit this attraction based on the opening times on the website (1pm - 4pm) and turned up in the afternoon only to be told it wasn't open as there were guests staying. Now I understand that it's a YMCA but even so you'd think they would either restrict the opening times further or... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Being American, I was very excited to stay in an 800 year old Norman castle and the hostel did not disappoint. We are a family of four with two young boys and we had a lovely, bright room (Isobel's room) on the first floor. The shower facilities and toilets were nearby and well maintained. The lounge was large and comfortable... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This YHA hostel as a castle deserved a very good review from myself. I went with 2 others for a few nights in order to walk, canoe and cycle around the surrounding area on budget. We were greeted by the hostel "duty manager", the friendliest person you will ever meet, only closly beating the breakfast server. The two of them... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This Youth Hostel was King John's hunting lodge. Large dormitory ( to myself) with friendly staff and reasonably priced food if you don't feel like self catering. Convenient for Offa's Dyke or Wye Valley walk but worth visiting for itself.

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Address: The Castle | Lydney, Saint Briavels GL15 6RG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Saint Briavels
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA St Briavels 3*

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