Exterior view of YHA Bath
  • Recently refurbished
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Bath

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Bath. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.

  4. Dining room(s) remain closed.


  1. Indoor and outdoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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 seventeen sites of historic interest in its city centre, making it a must-visit for history lovers.

Why guests love YHA Bath

  • Great views over the city
  • Beautiful Italianate styling
  • Better than ever after £2.5m investment in 2018

Accommodation at YHA Bath

The hostel

Our newly refurbished Youth Hostel is great for families, backpackers and couples alike, with both dorm and private rooms available, many of which are en-suite and recently revamped.

Our hostel is a visually striking building and boasts stunning architecture, complemented by a homely, comfortable interior, freshly updated for 2018. The Roman-inspired detail synonymous with this style of property is complemented by modern touches within the open social spaces. The fantastic new reception/café bar lounge area is particularly inviting.

The hostel also has a peaceful garden outside to relax in, perfect for picnics when the weather is at its best. There's also a comfortable lounge with brilliant views from the full-length windows. Our spacious dining room is tastefully decorated in a Georgian style and you'll find a sizeable self-catering kitchen too, with basic self-catering facilities available consisting of kettles, toasters and combination microwave ovens. Please be aware that the self-catering kitchen only has limited cooking facilities and hobs are not available. We offer a range of meals in our restaurant so you definitely won't go hungry here.

In fact, we have everything you need for a modern city break including laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. YHA Bath is on Bathwick Hill, with great views of the city centre as you descend towards it. We are within walking distance of the esteemed University of Bath and around a 25 minute walk from the centre of Bath itself, though we are up a steep hill so do bear that in mind when arriving or returning to the hostel! Regular U1 and U18 buses travel between the railway station, city centre and university, with a bus stop right by our entrance - just ask the driver for “the Youth Hostel” and they'll be able to drop you close to our hostel after just a five minute journey from the city centre. All of this makes for comfortable, convenient city accommodation, perfect for a weekend away.

YHA Bath is a listed building and welcomes all types of guests. However, if you have a child under the age of 3 years or any other special requirement, please mention at the time of booking and we will try and accommodate you in the most suitable room available.


Food and drink at YHA Bath

YHA Bath dining room

Food & Drink at YHA Bath

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

We also have a sizeable self-catering kitchen, with basic facilities including kettles, toasters and combination microwave ovens (no hobs).

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Breakfast at YHA Bath

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters. Our new juice station offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies to try. For the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Bath

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Kids under 10 eat free with every main meal purchased from the menu.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Bath

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Cot available
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings

Need to know

Reception: 07.00 - 22.00

Check in: 16.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: Please use Bathwick Hill for parking. Due to emergency vehicle access, the entrance opposite reception is for baggage drop only. Please be aware that there is no coach parking at YHA Bath. Groups can be dropped off on Bathwick Hill at the end of the hostel driveway.

Pets: Assistance dogs are welcome at YHA Bath. Pets are not permitted.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: 7.30am til 9:30am Monday - Friday. 7:30am til 10:00am Weekends

YHA Bath - Access Statement

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YHA Bath

Map references

OS Map: 172

OS Grid Ref: ST766644

Lat/Lng: 51.379157, -2.340667

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 3719303

Email: [email protected]

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. Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your next field trip at YHA Bath.


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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website


YHA Bath is situated in a stunning Italianate grade 2 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."

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