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YHA Swanage

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20 Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were a party of 3 adults and 6 children who have stayed in other youth hostels. This one is in a brilliant position in the town, superb views from the rooms at the front. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable, was great to find beds already made! We self catered but lovely to have option to eat... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. You will be pleased to know that we have just refurbished the showers, and very much sorting out the hot water issue. Continue keeping an eye on our website for the varoius special offers nad Green falsh sale YHA have and we very much look forward to welcoming you here... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Staff really friendly, helpful, informative & accommodating. Great lounges & family games for the kids. Great location, family rooms are clean, functional & provide exactly what we needed, a warm comfortable bed for the night. Breakfast great quality and good value for money with entry of hot & cold choices. Thanks again YHA Swanage.

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased to hear that you all had a great family break at YHA Swanage. All the staff and I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you here again soon. More 

Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We spent a family weekend here, using the hostel as a base to explore the Jurassic Coast. The hostel is in a handsome Victorian villa, a short walk uphill from the seafront and with a great view across the bay. Nearby attractions include the Jurassic Coast beaches to the west (we went fossil hunting at Kimmeridge Bay) and a steam... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write the review and also letting me know the about teh top floor shower. We will double check and see if we need to remove a little limescale. As you discovered YHA Swanage is a great base for discovering the Jurassic Coast, surounding area and enjoying our blue flag award beach. We look forward... More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was my first visit to YHA Swanage, nice hostel within 10 minutes walking distance from the town centre, (this hostel is at the top of sleep hill so bear this in mind for less able bodied people). hostel is comfortable and tidy, staff made me welcome and were friendly and helpful. meals are available at the hostel, breakfast is... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thanks you for your reveiw and highlighting the enjoyable time you had with us / in Swanage.The positive side of being up on a hill are the fantastic views we have over swanage bay, especially from the rooms at the front of the hostel. I have passed on your comments to all the staff at our recent meeting, which were... More 

Heathrow, London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This old house that was built by the Captain who laid the first telephone cable under the Atlantic and so kick-started the telephone and our modern mobile age! So they can't do much to change the building. So accept it -- and enjoy a really nice stay. Now a possible bad bit; note that it is on top of a... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review, which is very much appreciated. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel and the many attractions local to us. The Tank musuem's collection is considered one of the best in the world. We hope you stay with us or at one of the other 150 hostels around England &... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went last summer after my exams with a couple of friends. This was the first time we were staying away from home! It was easy to find, a short walk from the high street. When we got there the staff were very welcoming. I can't comment on the meals as we used the self catering kitchen for meals to... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us last year. It's great to know you had an memorable time staying with us and enjoyed beautiful Swanage. We very much hope to see you again this year. More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A group of 40 of us spend the weekend hiking around the Jurassic coast. The hostel can sleep up to 100; it offers great kitchen facilities and spacious dining. The living room is its greatest feature; a warm room, with walls covered by wood panels creating an friendly atmosphere. The only slight disappointed were the showers which can benefit from... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. You will be pleased to know that the showers are schedulled for refurbishment next week. I am sorry that they were not in fantastic order whilst you stayed with us, but hope this did not gratly affect your enjoyment of teh hostel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed here couple of nights just after New Year 2015 in order to do some walking. It is as you may expect. We had private room with twin beds, bunk beds. The room was ok and beds were fine. The room lacked some clothes hanging facilities. It did have a sink. The showers and toilets were ok, enough hot water,... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and it's good to hear you enjoyed your short walking break in / around Swanage. There are some real stunning walks that the staff and I ejoy as well & we are only to happy to point out the amazing places people tend not to go. Thank you for letting us know about teh hooks... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I liked staying in swanage the railway is great I went to pools splashdown too! The breakfast was lovely and a self catering kitchen as well. As its a youth hostel you have to make your own beds! You have to share the television! The staff are nice and the prices are good value. I recommended this hostel to everyone... More 

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Wow, it realy does sound if you have a fantastic holiday in Swanage. The Steam railway is a joy with its big steam Loco's, then there is the pleasure of playing on the only Blue Flag beach along the Dorset Jurassic Coast. You will also be pleased to know that teh next time you stay at the hostel you will... More 

Chinnor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Heading to YHA Swanage tomorrow, looking forward to it. Very helpful email sent with map of the area including location of hostel, document about the hostel helping us prepare tonight, and an email invoice. Will help me get some more rest tonight as I don't have to search around for all that information.

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220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a pre-stay review and we are pleased to find that the information we send out is helpfull. We very much hope you enjoyed your stay and welcome any further reviews you write. More 

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