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YHA Swanage


Cluny, Cluny Crescent, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2BS

T: 0845 371 9346

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Board GamesClassroom/Educational meeting roomCot availableCredit cards accepted

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room


Family breaks

Games Room


Good Public Transport Links

Group catering available

Internet access



Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome


100 Beds

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About YHA Swanage

For a cheap family break, with stunning coastal scenery, Swanage is ideal. This elegant Victorian villa offers Jurassic Coast accommodation with fine views across Swanage Bay and is minutes from a safe, sandy Blue Flag beach for your seaside break. Keep an eye out for dinosaur footprints along this stretch of Jurassic Coast! The hostel is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and you’ll find excellent food available in the licensed restaurant. Generally, school trip groups visit during the week, but we’re also extremely popular with individuals and families for weekend breaks and during the holidays.

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Swanage!

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Need to know

Please be aware, there is a steep hill up to the entrance of YHA Swanage.

There is ample parking for coaches and cars.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 22.30

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Try a local Swanage cruise such as the popular Fireworks, Puffin, Cream Tea, BBQ, Jurassic Coast or Wareham River Cruises. If you don’t have sea-legs, take one of the Town Trails that explore the historic town once know as ‘Little London by the Sea'.

Volunteering opportunities

YHA Swanage offers student and work experience placement all year round. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Swanage and hire the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

YHA School Trips

YHA Swanage is perfectly located to enjoy the Jurassic coast with a range of different geography packages on offer. The local area also has a lot to offer history students or those looking for an adventure holiday. The hostel can accommodate up to 100 people and provides group catering as well as classroom facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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