YHA Borth External
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


All YHA hostels are temporarily closed for recreational use as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are currently only accepting new bookings for stays from 1st August 2020. Please read our latest statement for further guidance.

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. Just 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 20 metres from the hostel.

Why guests love YHA Borth

  • Just yards from a beautiful sandy beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Borth

The hostel

YHA Borth has 60 beds and both private and en-suite rooms available. This Edwardian house oozes character and is perfect for family coastal breaks in Wales. 

Nine of our 11 bedrooms have sea views. The hostel has full self-catering facilities, so you can cook up a storm with everything you'd have at home.


Food and drink at YHA Borth


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 and, 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.

YHA Borth evening meals

Evening meals

We will provide evening meals for groups who pre-book with us - get in touch for details.



  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Reception times: 08.00 - 12.00 17.00 - 22.30

Check in: 17.00 - 22.30

Check out: 08.00 - 12.00

Open every day?: Yes

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

Parking: Free parking is available at the hostel.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at this Youth Hostel. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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: 03452602561

Email: [email protected]


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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