YHA Borth exterior
Bed in a shared room from £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
WiFi:
WiFi is available in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
WiFi:
WiFi is available in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £500.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    7 bathrooms 11 bedrooms sleeps up to 54 guests

    A grand Edwardian house on the coast, YHA Borth offers quality and inviting accommodation for guests to enjoy during their stay. This property is the perfect base for those looking for a seaside escape with family and friends.

    From £500.00 per night

Amenities

  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Borth and bring up to four dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have the use of the whole property.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave, mini fridge, 2 ovens, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, paper towels, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 44 people. There are 7 tables (each with 4 chairs), two large serving tables and a Welsh dresser stocked with crockery.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. You can relax on comfy seating, while reading a book from the small library or watching a DVD on the TV.

There is a separate games room with a pool table and a selection of board games.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of seven bathrooms. All toilets and showers are on the first floor.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 7

Showers: 7

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds, with beautiful sea views, overlooking Cardigan Bay.

There is a patio and outdoor seating for guests to use, especially in the warmer months. 

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 11 bedrooms.

First floor

Three rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two en-suite rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Four en-suite rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 8 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.

A cot is available.

Overview

Overlooking Cardigan Bay, giving the chance of seeing dolphins and seals, this Edwardian house is perfect for a UK coastal holiday and is ideal for cheap family breaks or school trips in Wales. All our bedrooms have views over the sea or the mountains.

A short drive from the coastal town of Aberystwyth, the village is dominated by its coastline and the many campsites which surround it. Plus, don't miss the amazing petrified forest which is visible at low tide on the beautiful sandy beach which is just 20m from the hostel.

Why guests love YHA Borth

  • Just yards from a beautiful sandy beach
  • Free WiFi in shared social spaces
  • Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Borth

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. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.

Private rooms

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.

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Borth and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is the perfect base for a seaside escape with family and friends. Dogs are welcome too!

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Free on-street parking
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Borth is open for stays from February half-term to October.

Reception opening hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 - 08:45.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Borth, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Borth - Access Statement

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YHA Borth

Map references

OS Map: 135

OS Grid Ref: SN608907

Lat/Lng: 52.496522, -4.051683

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2561

Email: [email protected]

History

A hostel in or near the university town was a constant dream of the local YHA committee, so YHA opened the Borth hostel in 1952, making it very popular with school groups. Over the years, Borth hostel has had many ‘sparkling’ improvements such as decoration and expansion due to its popularity.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Time it right and you’ll see the petrified forest at low tide on Borth beach, about 300 metres from the front of the hostel towards Ynys–Las sand dunes. The Ynyslas and Ynys Hir nature reserves, Nant Yr Arian Forestry Centre and the world renowned Centre for Alternative Technology are all nearby - ideal for school trips. Four miles of sands just 20 metres from the hostel make this great for a cheap UK family beach break in Wales.

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