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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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unusually for me I didn't plan ahead when I drove to Poole from York to research my move the following month. After a nightmare drive which took 8 hours and was nose to tail traffic jams and vehicle starting issues along with a late finish at work and an early start I was exhausted and just wanted to crawl into... More 

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

On arrival I was told that there was no way to lock the room to our all female dorm, I expressed my concerns and said I did not feel safe or that my possessions would be safe within a room with a door open to anyone. No alternative was given and during my stay the door was not fixed. Not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am really sorry to have to write a negative review of this Youth Hostel but I have to do so. You know, when boys aged 7 and 11 notice how dirty something is ('it's rank, mum') that you have a problem. My husband has stayed in YHAs in the north of England and Scotland and has raved about how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was really wonderful experience to stay in YHA Swanage. staff was very nice and friendly. the location is very near to the beach and town. I stayed in shared dorm and found it very clean and spacious enough to store my luggage easily. they have a nice lounge and games room too. it was really fun to stay there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First visit to this hostel and was very impressed. Lovely old building; very helpful staff; great location, nice and clean. All in all a bit of a bargain considering the cost. Couldn't really have asked for more. Would highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable place to stay, whether staying as a family, couple, friends or on... More 

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

Thank you for yoru review and pleased to read that you had a great stay in one the cheapest place in Swanage but with such a grand lounge. The town is a real buzz this week due to it being Carnival & regatta week. Why not visit us again for the upcoming folk or Jazz festivals when we will have... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First visit to a youth hostel and was pleasantly surprised. Lovely old building, great position overlooking Swanage bay. Only 5-10 minutes walk to beach and town. Plenty of parking. My shared sleeping accommodation was clean and functional, as were the toilets and showers. The communal rooms were comfortable, with great views from the lounge. Breakfast was great value, good selection... More 

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

Welcome to the world of YHA, over 150 fantasic hostels in amazing locations at affordable prices. We are all really pleased to read that you had a great time at YHA swange and hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely old building 10 min walk into town, the library with its oak panels, sea views, books and chandeliers is brilliant. Bedrooms very basic - lights too dim, tap doesnt stay on long enough, beds uncomfortable (hard and plasticky) and pillow very thin. We had a back room that had no view. Loos and showers were new, although shower near... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I am pleased to here you liked our impressive building. As often with old building we have some challenges & issue but we are working hard to overcome these so everyone has an amazing experience. More 

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 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 

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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 

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