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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the south of England within two weeks with a family of four and stayed mainly in hostels by the YHA. This hostel was the hostel with the most spectacular views (not so often, that you can enjoy your breakfast looking at the sea!) in a Victorian villa, situated in a nice and very British seaside town. The clean... More 

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

Thanks you for your review and it is very pleasing to see that you all had an enjoyable stay at YHA Swanage. I hope you are able to come and stay with us again soon. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid for a private room. Comfortable bunk beds and room was clean. Good showers, couple of nice communal rooms and good eating area. Breakfast was very good value for money. Good location for exploring Swanage and surrounding area, free ample parking. Long time since I've stayed in a hostel and I'd stay again. Only slight downside is that it's a... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write us a review and welcome back you discovering YHA. It is also pleasing to read that you had an enjoyable stay, but sorry to see that your sleep was slightly disturbed. We look forward to welcoming you back to YHA Swanage in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically a good YH, but some things could be remedied. Like many YHA places now, there is no provision for backpackers and cyclists needing to do a few items of laundry each day. There is a washing machine and a tumble dryer, but no large sink, the washer cannot be set to spin only, and no outside drying line or... More 

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

Thanks you for taking time to write a review and your comments have been noted & forwarded for consideration. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. More 

Portsmouth
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a big hostel fan, given the choice I'll either go more basic as in camping or a hotel. As I'm on a bit of a budget at the moment I decided to try hosteling again. I've done quite a few in the past but not in the last 10 years. So Swanage was my choice for a one... More 

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

It is great to read that overall you have a fantastic experience at YHA Swanage. You will be pleased to know that as of today (22nd August) we have the Cloud, which gives us a much bigger footprint of WiFi availability. I have also noted the issue with sockets in the rooms. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Rotherham
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value. Wood panelled lounge. Views of sea. Must have been beautiful home, has interesting history.Friendly. Room smelled of dog (old carpet?) play room smelled sweaty but has good wifi! Cooking smells up to top floor. Food average. Top of steep hill. But all in all couldn't beat it for price.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am sorry to learn the carpet smelled, especially of dog as we have a no dog policy. Which room did you stay in so we can make sure the carpet gets an industrial clean. Our WiFi coverage has just got better with the fitting of the Cloud. Overall it reads... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst in Swanage for a friend's wedding. It's a really nice youth hostel with great facilities, friendly staff & served a lovely breakfast. Would definitely recommend & if we find ourselves in Swanage again this will be our first choice to stay!

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. It is very pleasing to read that you had a great weekend and enjoyed your stay with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you again when you visit Swanage. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hostel during a geography field trip with my school. Firstly the beds were extremely uncomfortable: the mattresses felt and looked like gym mats; the pillows were painfully thin and one of my friends found that his pillow had blood on it which I found unacceptable. In addition the service for food was very slow, although this... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review, I am pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your Geography field trip. However I am sorry to hear that you found the beds uncomfortable, especially as we have just invested in new mattresses throughout. I agree that it is unacceptable that your friends pillow had blood on it & we... More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The hostel is in a great location, no more than 5 minutes walk from the sea front and the centre of Swanage but far enough out of town to be quiet at night. In addition, there a good views of the pier and sea front from the hostel. The staff are both helpful and friendly and the hostel has a... More 

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

Thanks you for your review and we are pleased to read that you had a great stay and very much enjoyed Swanage. The Victorian town has not lost it's charm but has any modern facilities for all to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you all to Swanage again soon. More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not stayed in a YHA for many years, but pleasantly surprised. The private rooms are comfortable - if not spacious - but space is at a premium. The shared facilities were clean and tidy - reasonable showers with hot water. Efficient check in and perfectly edible cooked breakfast which was good value. Good location with parking on site and on... More 

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

First of all welcome back to the world of YHA, it is great to have you back and hope you will have many years rediscovering the fantastic diverse network of hostel around the country. Thank you for taking time to write your review and it is very pleasing to read you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Great location with a beautiful view of the sea and close to the centre. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wonderful breakfast served at convenience. We had a very nice stay and would strongly recommend it

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

Thank you for taking time to write us such a nice review. We all pleased that you had a great time and very much look forward to welcoming you and everyone that you recommend to us at soon. More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This large, sea facing, Victorian villa is situated 5 minutes walking distance from the blue flag awarded beach of Swanage. Our hilltop location gives the front facing room's spectacular panoramic views of Swanage town and bay. Swanage town often holds music festivals, Art weeks and the Swanage Carnival every year. The town is a classic British sea side resort, and the gateway to the Jurassic coast, a world heritage site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Swanage

Address: 20 Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $32 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Swanage 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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