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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   The Castle | Lydney, Saint Briavels GL15 6RG, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic location. The kids loved staying in a castle, following in the footsteps of kings. Staff were great, friendly and helpful. Archery in the morning and we opted for the banquet where you dress up in costumes provided in the evening, highly recommend. Food was of a great standard and the historian at the Banquet was brilliant, really... More

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Birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in a few youth hostels in the last couple of years, but this is now my favourite. It did take us a couple of tries to get in as it is booked up well in advance, and now I know why. Arrived early afternoon to a very friendly welcome, we'd already been told about and booked up for... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Although it's a bit like camping (option to bring your own food, sharing showers and rooms), it was quite comfortable!! It's a great place for young families and adults alike. A great opportunity to weave some tales that incorporate the long history of this castle. The views are incredible and the property is spectacular. We opted to buy food there... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

stayed here with my wife and three kids for two nights in the Porters Lodge for two nights. Simple room with six beds, as comfortable as it could be. Great location, quite near to smashing local pub, though as nice to stay at the hostel for a drink. Next day we archery in the castle grounds for £3 a head... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at the castle and had the room with old Throne. A lovely room with a skylight so I could see the stars from my bunk. Might not be the best room if you want to sleep in as its pretty bright early. We were lucky enough to be there when they had a medieval banquet. So we all... More

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Waterlooville UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Additional Information about YHA St Briavels

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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