YHA in South West
YHA Cotswolds
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH

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    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
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Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Great for cycling
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

New Brewery Arts Centre is open 9-5pm and The Barrel Store reception is open from 4pm - 8pm. Emergency contact is available 24 hours.


4pm to 8pm


7am to 9:30am

Open every day of the year?

No - closed 24th - 26th December, 31st December and 1st January.

Is there 24 hour access after check in?


Towels and toiletries

Towels and shower gel is provided free of charge. Bedding is supplied.



There is no car park at the hostel. The closest pay and display parking is about 100 metres away in the Brewery Car Park which is free and unrestricted 6pm – 8am, on Sunday there is a small charge for the whole day. Between 8am and 6pm parking is for a maximum of three hours. There are other long- stay pay and display car parks available in Cirencester all a short walk away. For charges and restrictions go to this website.


No dogs (assistance dogs are welcome).

Payment accepted at property

Card, cash and cheque.

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Maps & Directions


New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH (use GL7 1HW for Sat Nav)

How to get here

By Rail: Cirencester's nearest railway station is at Kemble (around 5 miles from Cirencester) on the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line. Trains run to Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham (for the Midlands and North) and to Swindon (for London Paddington, Reading, Bath, Bristol and South Wales). There are through services to and from London Paddington. Once at Kemble you can get a bus or taxi to Cirencester.

By Coach: National Express coach services stop at London Road, Cirencester, (0.5 miles from New Brewery Arts). National Express coaches to Cirencester Direct routes include London Victoria, Heathrow Airport, Cheltenham and Swindon. http://coach.nationalexpress.com/0871 781 8181

By Car: Travelling to Cirencester by Road - From the North: Leave the M5 at junction 11a, and follow the A417 towards Cirencester. Leave the A417 at the "Burford Road" junction and turn right into Cirencester. From the South: As above, leave the M5 at junction 11a. From the East: Leave the M4 at junction 15 (Swindon) and follow A417 to Cirencester. From the West: Leave the M4 at either junction 17 or 18 and follow signposts to Cirencester. For Sat Nav, use postcode GL7 1HW.

Public Transport: The main bus services in the town are provided by Stagecoach with Swanbrook Ltd providing a service between Cirencester and Gloucester, and Pullhams Ltd offering various services for the surrounding Cotswold area. For full details: Stagecoach - 01452 418630 or visit www.stagecoachbus.com, Swanbrook Ltd - 01452 712386 or visit www.swanbrook.co.uk, Pullhams Ltd - 01451 820369 or visit www.pulhamscoaches.com. Cotswold Green provide a service to some outlying villages and Stroud: www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk/visitor-info/gettinghere/central/

Contact Information

Hostel: 01285 657181
Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: OL45
OS Grid ref:
Longitude: -1.968918
Latitude: 51.7164145

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01285 654 180
Website: http://www.cirencester.co.uk/visitorinformationcentre


The hostel building was originally built as a barrel warehouse for the adjoining Cirencester Brewery that closed in the 1930s. When the Brewery closed the building was used to build WW2 aircraft parts before becoming a town council store, it was even a theatre in the 1980s. In 1990 it became a part of New Brewery Arts, bringing the three remaining brewery buildings together as a creative hub in the town. Today New Brewery Arts offers classes and workshops in a range of contemporary and heritage crafts, and is home to a gallery as well as craft makers including glass-blowers, a potter and a stone carver.

Cirencester was the second largest town in Roman Britain, and this can be seen in the town’s amphitheatre and in the collection of the Corinium Museum. Cirencester is a thriving market town in the very heart of the Cotswolds, on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cirencester also boasts one of the tallest hedges in the country, the 300-year-old yew hedge surrounding the Bathurst Estate is over 40 ft tall. It takes around 80 man-hours for a team of two to give the hedge its annual short, back and sides.

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