YHA Bath exterior
  • Recently refurbished
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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

Dorms are not currently available.

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.

YHA Bath is a visually striking building with stunning architecture, complemented by a homely, comfortable interior. 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 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 (cooking facilities are limited 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 WiFi. 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! 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

Eat with us

YHA Bath is serving a range of tasty food options, including hot plated breakfasts, breakfast baps, continental options and a pizza and Supper Club menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Plated breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Bath

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options, continental breakfast and breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza menu at YHA Bath

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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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!

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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

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - drying room(s), laundry room(s), meeting room(s).

Reception: 24 hours

Check in: From 17:00

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: 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.

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

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from Monday - Friday, 07:30 - 09:30, and from 07:30 - 10:00 on 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: +44 345 371 9303

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. 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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