Visit one of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world here in Bath. The bathing complex still flows with natural hot water.
YHA BathBath, Somerset, BA2 6LA
A city synonymous with tourism and history, Bath has a number of attractions which are perfect for an inspiring sight-seeing break. The visually striking YHA Bath, recently refurbished for 2018, makes for superb low cost accommodation in this pretty city.
Take in a show at one of Bath’s theatres, soak up the culture in one of its art galleries or museums, or simply wander around the beautiful streets, taking in this English gem. Bath boasts 17 sites of historic interest in its city centre, making it a must-visit for history lovers.
Why guests love YHA Bath
Accommodation at YHA Bath
Bed in a shared room
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA Bath
- 24-hour reception
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free on-street parking
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Medium garden/grounds
- Near airport
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a kitchenette with basic food preparation and washing up facilities. This includes a microwave but no oven or hob.
Parking: Disabled parking is available onsite, though all guests are welcome to drive up to the hostel to drop off and pick up. Free on-street parking is available on Bathwick Hill - our reception team can advise you of the best places to park.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Bath. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Bath is close to all the major tourist attractions, including the famous Roman baths, which make this historic city perfect for self-led school trips.
Book your YHA School Trip.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA Volunteering.
YHA Bath is situated in a stunning Italianate grade II listed mansion on Bathwick Hill; a street in Bath lined with historic, grade A buildings. The building was built in 1848 by Henry Goodridge (also responsible for designing Beckford’s Tower, Devizes Castle and several other villas on Bathwick Hill) for John Willoughby but he ended up living in it himself upon completion until his death in 1864. Not much is known about the building until it was bought by the YHA Trust in 1953.
"Fiesole", our authentic Victorian mansion, is built in yellow Bath stone and became a listed building in 1973. Our hostel has many beautiful period features and reflects Bath's famous Jane Austen heritage. Look out for romantic balconies, carved stone pillars, an atmospheric wrought iron staircase and all the Roman-inspired detail and creamy plaster of the Georgian look.
While staying at the hostel guests can explore the historic, World Heritage city of Bath, known for its gorgeous Georgian architecture and Roman baths. The main spring was, archaeological evidence suggests, dedicated to the goddess Sulis - known by the Romans as Minerva. Guests can visit Bath Abbey, wander down pretty cobbled streets, visit the Jane Austen Centre (a former resident) as well as sample the famous Sally Lunn bun. Further afield, guests can visit the charming and picturesque locations of Lacock, Avesbury and Wells. The world famous Stonehenge is also roughly one hours drive away.
Meet the team
Our enthusiastic team always has the time to help guests. Ask us about our favourite things to do around beautiful Bath and about the history behind our youth hostel. Feedback is always appreciated, so if you've enjoyed your stay feel free to give us a morale boost.
Manager recommends: "The Royal Crescent and The Circus are a must see, even on a short weekend break! Whether it is in the winter months walking with a hot chocolate or during the summer months relaxing in Victoria Park, the stunning architecture all around Bath city centre is breathtaking! Or get your skates and your groove on for Bath Pavilion’s Family Roller Disco. Sessions every Monday and Thursday evening."