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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 

Surrey
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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 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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