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YHA Swanage

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20 Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS, England
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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is a beautiful building on a hill overlooking the sea. It's just a few minutes' walk down the hill into the centre of Swanage where there are good pubs, shops, and the waterfront. I found it to be very clean, spacious, and well laid out for a hostel with gorgeous lounges, games room and dining areas. Beds are... More 

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Thank fiona07
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review and we are pleased to read that you all had a great time booking the hostel on YHA's Exclusive hire scheme. This is just one of many hostels that you can book for exclusive hire, which is great for a family & friends get together. see our website for more details.... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Good facilities and a nice stay in summer Great location Great self catering Superb walks nearby Friendly staff and visitors Room shared but ok in high summer Nice breakfast Could do with night lights in shared bedrooms and not all showers worked well

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Thank Colin H
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Happy new Year and and thank you for taking time to reveiw your stay at YHA Swanage. All reviews are very much appreciated and we are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay. Despite some investment in showers and water we do occasionally still have some water pressure issues in the some of the showers when the hostel... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Well, our group actually booked the whole hostel, so my review could be different. Location is great, town is great ...hostel has great facilities. Few rooms are colder, but overall great experience!!! thanks !

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Thank Amit D
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review . Last weekend it was reported to me that the radiator in room 1 was not working., which we have discovered was due to a faulty TVR valve but this has now been fixed. Please let me know if the cold room in which you stayed was not room 1. As discovered, YHA Swanage is... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If your in Swanage and need a cheap place to stay with good facilities then look no further. The YHA was booked out for the soul use of a walking club (Christmas Weekend away) lovely large house with great showers (very hot) Amazing views of the seafront. Good kitchen area. If you like things on your door step I would... More 

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Thank Laura W
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

We are all really pleased to read that you had an amazing weekend. Booking a hostel for sole use on YHA's Exclusive Hire scheme is fantastic for family / group gatherings. YHA Swanage is just 1 of over 100 hostels you can book on exclusive hire. see the YHA website for more detials. We hope to see you all again... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This hostel is a beautiful building, the layout of ground floor rooms are tricky when self catering. Our room was a bit grubby, I also requested a sea view room, which was promised via email, but we didn't get it, which was a shame. Parking was a problem, I asked if this was always the case & it was confirmed... More 

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Thank Jill L
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to read that you did not get a seaview and have the hosteling experience anticipated. I will look into the reason you did not get a seaview and the cleanliness of your room. For safety reasons we do turn off the gas overnight and back on again when reception opens at... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Having first visited a youth hostel this summer we are now fully paid up members of the yha. With 3 small children the family room was ideal and the games room and lounge gave us plenty of space. We chose to have breakfast and dinner through the hostel as this gave us all the luxury of being in a hotel... More 

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Thank Liz K
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Welcome to the world of YHA and we hope you have many more fantastic stays in our amazing hostels. My favourite is YHA Boscastle in Cornwall. A beautiful little self catering hostel right on the harbour. Thank you for your positive feed back, which has been shared with all the staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We arrived in the Reception to Check-In, there was no receptionist for over 6 minutes, i didn't feel the standard of service here was any good at all. We got given are key after a hassle of paperwork and went into the room, we walked in a horrific damp smell hit us, we pulled over the sheets to find blood... More 

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Thank Yol H
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thanks you for your feedback. I am sorry, very dissapointed and concerned that you had such a poor experience. I would be very interested to know if you reported the issues at the time to staff and any actions taken. We have today checked all matresses and not been able to find any that are blood stained and smelling of... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Large Victorian house converted to hostel use. Situated on the hillside overlooking the town and about 5 mins walk from town centre. Parking on site. Staff friendly, welcoming and efficient. Building is in good condition, recently refurbished and well looked after. Dorms comfortable and spacious. Showers and toilets all over the place – all modern and in good condition. Guest... More 

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Thank Dean A
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review, it's very much apprecaited. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Thsi YHA is up on the hill just outside swanage town centre, walking distance from shops, sea front and parks. Perfect if visting the beach, trains or corfe castle. we stayed on a saturday night this week, the hostel was full but there was still room to move and good play room for the kids. 2 bad points from our... More 

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Thank djk-uk
220Garry, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It would be good to know the room in which you stayed so that we can look into fixing the plumbing issue. As mentioned it has been a busy summer and pleased to say that just about start the our program of giving the hostel the TLC it needs.We realy hope you liked what we... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. The issue with the shower fan is being addressed as we are just waiting for a replacement to be fitted. Thank you for pointing out the need for a mirrior in the toilets. I have to admit that we did not consider the mirror issue prior to your comment as there... More 

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