Meet the Victorians in this recreated Victorian town, with cottages, shops and workplaces. Don't miss the horse and cart ride! See the Blist Hill pages of the Ironbridge website
Only available for Groups and Exclusive Hire Bookings
This hostel is only available to book for YHA Exclusive Hire and Groups.
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 2 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
Accommodation at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale
Ground floor: two accessible en-suite interconnected single rooms. The impressive hostel is surrounded by well-tended grounds and includes original flooring, and plans for decorations and local pictures inside - a friendly place to stay for any group of people!
First floor: 38 beds in eight rooms, all en-suite, two with showers, room sizes 2-8 beds.
Second Floor: 34 beds in nine rooms, seven en-suite, room sizes 2-8 beds.
Families and individuals visiting the area can stay at Ironbridge Coalport three miles away.
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, club mates, etc., 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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Board games
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Meals available
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale and hire out the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for group bookings all weekends of the year.
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
Penny Ellis - "I've been with YHA since 2001, worked at several different hostels, working my way up from team member through the catering operation, to deputy manager and finally becoming manager in 2011. I enjoy exploring the local area, on foot or by bike. Although the walks I like are more the exploring with tea shop stops and pub lunches than the 15 mile hikes! I have two toddlers so am well clued up on where’s good for young children. I've lived in the area since 2004 and am still discovering new things!"
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.