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YHA St Briavels

The Castle | Lydney, Saint Briavels GL15 6RG, England
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our party of 4 stayed at St Briavels as part of an overnight ghost hunting event. The building is well looked after by YHA, and considering it's nearly 1,000 years old it's no surprising to see the work of later generations in keeping it in good order. There's still plenty of original features to see, including the original inscribed messages... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot thank St Briavels enough for an exceptional weekend. I organised a Hen weekend for 18 people in March 15. From the initial organisation and booking to the actual coordination of the weekend itself, the staff were helpful, supportive & communicative. The flexibility to be able to book the East tower for the weekend enabled a more private experience.... More 

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bromley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St briavels castle is lots of fun to stay in esp if you have kids. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the tour and medieval night. Great location as well. One thing to note is we were in the tower with very steep steps, and basic toilet facilities, nether which bothered us.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stayed at this hostel with the kids who were delighted to be staying in a real castle, even more so that we slept in a family room that used to be King John's banqueting hall, had dinner in what was his bedroom, dressed up as knights and generally revelled in the medieval atmosphere! Staff were brilliant, offering archery in the... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just stayed here for a long weekend. 61 of us all together , really clean, staff great, comfy beds. Would stay again. Lots of squeaky, floors and winding staircase . Great for kids with imagination. Great setting, lots of walks

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have just returned from St Briavels and can thoroughly recommend it. Although we were a bit anxious about bumping into ghosts in the night, the castle has a warm and friendly atmosphere and no ghost sightings during our stay! The staff are wonderful and really helpful. They were really good with the kids, reassuring them about the ghosts while... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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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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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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