YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale Overview

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7NR
Entire place - Main building - from £599.00/night
  • Main building

    17 bathrooms 19 bedrooms sleeps up to 52 guests

    YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is a converted grade II listed building built in 1895 with original features including the flooring from all those years ago. This property is a great base for family holidays and sporting and social groups.

    From £599.00/night


  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi in rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Hire YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale and bring your 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 use of the whole property, except the sand pit which is used for group bookings. The hostel manager lives onsite, within the hostel building with separate access routes.
WiFi :
Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: freezer, kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, 4 refrigerators, stove, toaster, water boiler.

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

Cleaning basics: cloths, paper towels, sponges, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 54 people. There are rows of tables can be moved to create banquet-style or a grab and go buffet.

A highchair is available.


The spacious lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 50 people. It has 6 chesterfield sofas, around 30 chairs and a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The furniture can be moved easily, perfect for a movie night or dance floor!

There is also a separate lounge with 2 comfy sofas, small kitchen area and kettle.


Across the entire building there is a total of 17 bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 12

Toilets: 19

Showers: 19

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


Outside is a medium-sized garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence and bushes and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 19 bedrooms.

Ground floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 1 person each. They include a single bed. These rooms have disabled access.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

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

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

Second floor

Four en-suite rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

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

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.


Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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.

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is located within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and brimming with tea rooms, pubs and eateries.

The youth hostel is housed in a converted grade II listed building. Walk to the hands-on science attraction Enginuity and visit the Blast Furnace where Abraham Darby’s new method of smelting iron sparked the Industrial Revolution.

This groups-only hostel is ideal for school trips, sporting and social groups.

Why guests love YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

  • Located in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site
  • Only available for Groups and YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Just one mile away from the Iron Bridge

Accommodation at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family or club mates join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future.

If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire.


Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Classroom(s)
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • No mobile coverage
  • Outdoor seating
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel 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).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is open all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Reception hours: 24 hours.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

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

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale

Map references

OS Map: 127

OS Grid Ref: SJ671043

Lat/Lng: 52.635508, -2.488607

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9325

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale is a groups-only hostel set in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, making it perfect for a learning-based school trip. The hostel provides up to 74 beds, group catering and classroom facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.


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


Housed in an iconic local building, the former Literary and Scientific Institute, built with funds from the Coalbrookdale Company in the 1850s, this building has seen it all. From its original users who were honing their creative skills for use in design and decoration for the Coalbrookdale Company, to evacuees in the second world war, and its use as a book stack for the local library, ownership by the local council for adult education courses, and finally to its conversion to a Youth Hostel in 1980.

By 1785 the Coalbrookdale district had become the foremost industrial area in the world. It was particularly celebrated for its innovations: the first iron bridge, the first iron boat, the first iron rails and the first steam locomotive. Tourists came from far and wide to see the sights, and artists came to paint it all – furnaces lighting up the night sky was a favourite subject.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: This Gorge offers so much, but from Coalbrookdale you must take a walk and step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town. A walk into Ironbridge for a well earned drink on the banks of the River Severn finishes off a perfect day.

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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