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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS , England
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YHA Swanage
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  • Location
    4 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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here two comfortable nights and found the whole building clean and the staff very helpful. We self catered for breakfasts and our only reservation about that was that the dining room was a long way away from the kitchen. We have stayed in other hostels that have space to eat in the kitchen as well and find this... More

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed overnight for a sporting event and would do so next year for convenience. Good points: - firm beds, clean fresh linen provided. - as at any YHA, a kitchen for your own food prep; essential in my case as needing a 6am breakfast. However the kitchen needs improving: no genuine fridge appeared to be working, no tea towels... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us your valued feedback. The self catering kitchen is an area that we are focusing this winter & make some improvements. Towel hire is available at the hostel for £2, however we also ask for a £5 refundable deposit (£7.00). We look forward to seeing you again soon for another enjoyable stay with... More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife, son (1yr old baby) and I stayed at the YHA Swanage from the 27th to the 30th of August and had a fantastic stay at the hostel which really contributed to our great mini break. The hostel was clean and in very good order and a short walk from the town centre. Our room was comfortable and the... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for yoru feedback and we are all very pleased to know you had a fantastic stay with us. We sincelrly hope you stay again soon enjoy all that is great about the beautiful seaside town of Swanage. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed here for one night with a group of friends. We are keen cyclists and we decided to stay in Swanage for the night. We paid the same amount as you would in a B&B, and at first glance it appeared clean and comfortable. We were told that there was a bike shed were we could store Our bikes.... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback & we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Your comments were dicussed at our recent team brief and an action plan raised to avoid similar dissapointment. We hope you will reconsider your decision not to use YHA again. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Have stayed in Swanage several times at guest houses/hotels and not always heard the best about this place but l like to make my own judgements, pleasantly surprised, pleasant polite staff, rooms with bunk beds are clean with sink in room, you have to make your own bed with fresh linen supplied, other shared facilities are close by, my only... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Great to know that your were pleasantly surprised & thank you for your feedback with the showers. I will look into the frequency in which the window cleaner comes, but it is a nightmare at times with the salty sea breeze. We all hope to see you again soon at YHA Swanage. More

Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I came here with the school in May. Amazing prices, amazing food. Toilets and showers were always clean, friendly staff. Overall, great. One thing, I think the room walls are very thin. Other than that love this place!!! Would live to visit again sometime with my family.

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

We all hope that all of you colleagues also ejoyed the school residential. Apologies for teh thin wall, but often comes with converting a stunning old victorian house. We very much look forward to welcoming you and the family in the near future. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Hi visited this yha with my young family many times. Great location, clean, good food. Recommend for family. Yha is great value for money, lots of other families and safe environment to stay. Free parking.

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. We are all very pleased to hear you had a great time, remember to keep an eye on our website for more special offers and low prices. More

Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I stayed in this hostel in April 2014 for 1 night and was generally impressed. The staff where welcoming and friendly, room was good and the view was really great! The location is about 3 minutes walk to the town centre where there are a range of shops and cafe's. One negative point is that the noise from school groups... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to wirte a review & we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable time. YHA Swanage during term time is prodominately a groups hostel of which most are very well behaved. We accept noise can be an issue, but encourage guest to let us know of any disturbance so we can make all stays... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was such a good value, fun 3 night package. There were about 18 guests aged 2-70 something from all walks of life. Several family groupings, some couples, some singles etc. Mixing was not compulsory but everyone seemed to enjoy each others company. A thoughtful gift was provided for each guest by the hostel manager. There were only 3 children... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. Considering this was the first Christmas package that we have provided everyone, including the staff had a great time. We are now in teh process of finalising the detail for this year, so keep an eye out on our website and call us to make a booking. More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was my first visit to a YHA property, having previously been apprehensive about staying. I have to say my first impressions of the property were extremely positive. We made this booking last minute (we turned up with a 4 month old baby) and were made to feel extremely welcome. Before making a booking the staff showed us the rooms... More

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garry h, Manager at YHA Swanage, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and welcome to YHA. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Have you thought about becoming members of YHA as you will get it even cheaper, please see our website about joining and to get the best prices. More

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Address: Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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