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
YHA Ironbridge CoalportCoalport, Shropshire, TF8 7HT
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
Accommodation at YHA Ironbridge Coalport
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
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. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
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 Ironbridge Coalport and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. his striking property is perfect for activity breaks, offering cycling and rambling routes which showcase the beauty of the local area. Dogs are welcome too!
Food and drink at YHA Ironbridge Coalport
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Meeting rooms
- No mobile coverage
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Paid parking on premises
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:30.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Café and restaurant opening hours: Severnside Café and Bar is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday, during peak season. It may be closed at other times of the year.
Parking: There is plenty of onsite parking for visitors. Charges apply.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Ironbridge Coalport, 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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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.
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.
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 through YHA volunteering.
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
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.