YHA Ironbridge Coalport Exterior

YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Coalport, Shropshire, TF8 7HT
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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YHA Ironbridge Coalport is positioned within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, home to 10 family-friendly museums, littered with industrial archaeology and brimming with places to grab a bite to eat or a drink. The Youth Hostel is situated on the banks of the river Severn, with canal paths and old railway line walking routes to the iconic Iron Bridge.

This hostel is ideal for family holidays, and for those keen to learn more about industry. Refurbished in 2009, YHA Ironbridge Coalport boasts conference facilities and our fantastic on-site café.

Why guests love YHA Ironbridge Coalport

  • Situated in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
  • One of the original factory buildings of the Coalport China Works
  • Just a short way from the Iron Bridge

Accommodation at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available.

YHA Ironbridge Coalport has two floors of accommodation including a selection of private rooms and dorm rooms, some of which are en-suite. The hostel has a spacious lounge and dining area, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the surrounding area.

The hostel is accessed through our charming cafe and includes stunning original tiled flooring, there are also classroom facilities available for meetings. Our other hostel in the Ironbridge Gorge, YHA Ironbridge Coalbrookdale, is available for group bookings on Exclusive Hire.

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. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.


Food and drink at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

YHA Ironbridge Coalport dining room

Eat with us

YHA Ironbridge Coalport is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, and a café style menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Plated breakfast

Plated breakfast at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options and breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Café menu at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Delve into our café style menu with plenty of delicious options, including paninis, light bites, stone-baked pizzas, and much more. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Check in: From 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.

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

Parking: YHA Ironbridge Coalport has plenty of on site parking for visitors. Charges apply.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

YHA Ironbridge Coalport - Access Statement

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YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Map references

OS Map: 127

OS Grid Ref: SJ696024

Lat/Lng: 52.618843, -2.450477

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9325

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Occupying the oldest surviving china works building, YHA Ironbridge Coalport is perfect for big get-togethers. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Ironbridge Coalport we have two meeting rooms available for hire.

Capacity: Up to 60 delegates in one room and up to 15 delegates in the other, depending on seating configuration.
Available equipment:
Room 1: Data projector, white board, extension lead, flipchart and pens
Room 2: Data projector, extension lead, flipchart and pens
Parking: There is ample parking at YHA Ironbridge Coalport which is free from 5pm - 10am but there is a nominal daily charge as the car park is shared with the museum.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in Room 1
Accessibility: Room 1 is located on the ground floor. The closest accessible WC is located in the dining room also on the ground floor. Room 2 is not accessible as it is located on the 1st floor and has steep stairs. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: No air conditioning, there is central heating.

Meeting rooms available from: £49


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. Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website


At the end of 18th century, Coalport was a small settlement on the banks of the river Severn, an area noted for producing ceramics since Roman times. It was called Coalport after the coal that was transferred from canal to river vessels at this junction. The most important industry to be attracted to the new town was the china manufacturing enterprise of John Rose who moved into a new factory at Coalport in 1779. This factory was converted to the current youth hostel in 1997 and some of the original features, including the decorative flooring on the first floor, remain.

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 young boys 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!"

"I have a great team working with me at Coalport, some join us for the main season and are often young people on gap years or adventurers who work in U.K. in the summer and then travel through the winter, others are locals who work with us all year round. The whole team is dedicated to making sure you get the most of your stay so please ask us for advice on what to do, where to go, what to see and we all look forward to meeting you.” 

Manager recommends: This Gorge offers so much to do for a sightseeing holiday or school trip, but if you're just on a weekend break you must take a walk from Coalbrookdale and step back in time at Blist Hill Victorian Town. On longer breaks, there’s still plenty to do within a twenty minute drive such as visiting the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, learning about the creation of the modern Olympic Games at Much Wenlock or exploring the interesting town of Bridgnorth with its funicular railway linking the high and low towns. On a visit of any length, a walk into Ironbridge for a well earned drink on the banks of the River Severn finishes off a perfect day.

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