Visit one of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world here in Bath. The bathing complex still flows with natural hot water.
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
Accommodation at YHA Bath
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
- Cot available
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- 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
Check in: 15.00 - 23.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not supplied 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: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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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. 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."