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Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS , England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
theholidayreviewer Bath, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • 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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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The three-night Christmas package here was simply superb. It was extremely good value - £139 for almost full board except Boxing Day lunch. Starting with mulled wine and mince pies midday Christmas Eve, the stay excelled with wonderful meals and good company, abundant decorations and a festive atmosphere, created by cheerful and efficient staff. It was an easy journey from... More

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

We are all pleased that you had such an enjoyable Christmas with us and hope you are able to join again in 2014. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hospitality i received was first class, all the staff very professional and helpful. I couldn't fault any part of this hostel. The rooms was warm, clean and plenty of hot water and electric points. The showers clean and constant flowing hot water. Toilets ok too. The lounge- comfortable sofas, TV, lots of information and books to read and views... More

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Somerset
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Travelling alone, I stayed one night in Dec at Swanage. I was the only visitor that night and found the reception very friendly and helpful. The room had a seaview and was warm and cosy. The lounge, kitchen and dining rooms were clean and tidy and the breakfast was excellent provided by another friendly member of staff. Good size car... More

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Kent
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The building is lovely and the communal areas fine (an especially comfortable lounge with plenty to read). Unfortunately the carpets on the stairs are worn, the toilet and shower facilities working but very dated (taps only run when you are pressing on them making it difficult to wash your hands). Our room was very stuffy the window being non openable,... More

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norwich
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This establishment is shameful, a complete waste of time and money. The food was the epitome of vile. The breakfast was beyond poor, hideously cold beans, vulgar bacon, uncooked sausages and raw egg, I cannot imagine anything worse. The toilet smells revolting and brings bile to my throat, is the carbuncle on the backside of humanity. I severely do not... More

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

Thanks you for taking time to write your review, as all feedback is important whether positive or negative. I am pleased to inform you thanks to your feedback that changes have been made to our breakfast service and toilets & hope you will consider staying with YHA in the future. More

Amersham
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Lovely hostel, pretty clean and spacious with a games room and a lounge. Good location, up a hill but well within walking distance of the centre and the pubs and restaurants. Dinner smelt good although we didn't eat there, breakfast did the job Just make sure you check what times any large groups will be eating breakfast or you could... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

It has been a few years since my last YHA stay. But swanage was considerably better than the last without being great. Sharing a dorm you can't expect much. It smelt a bit damp in the room and the toliets/showers weren't exactly spotless, but neither were they filthy. Bed was comfy enough. Linen was clean. Breakfast was decent for a... More

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Also Known As:
YHA Swanage Dorset
Address: Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
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Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty lodging in Swanage
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