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YHA BorthBorth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JS
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
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.
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!
- 24-hour access
- Beach view
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Free on-street parking
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- 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
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
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.
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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.