YHA Poppit Sands Entrance
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

If you’re looking for a location with the wow factor, you can’t get much more wow for your money than YHA Poppit Sands. Ideal for a fabulous beach break, this hostel is located on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales.

A must for nature lovers, the hostel is set in five acres of stunning grounds, providing plenty of room for exploring during your stay. The Blue Flag beach which the hostel overlooks is occasionally visited by seals, porpoises and even bottlenose dolphins during the summer, so pack your binoculars!

Why guests love YHA Poppit Sands

  • Amazing views of the coastline
  • Great for nature lovers
  • Five acres of stunning grounds

Accommodation at YHA Poppit Sands

The hostel

The communal areas including the dining room and self-catering kitchen have been recently refurbished to a high standard and have large picture windows where you can relax and take in the amazing views of the beach. YHA Poppit Sands is self-catering only, so prepare yourself a delicious meal inspired by your amazing surroundings. There are dorm beds and private rooms available.

Bring your supplies with you and cook up a storm in our self-catering kitchen. We've got two microwaves, three ovens with four hob rings, two kettles, two fridges and everything you'd need at home to make delicious meals. Beyond Poppit Sands, the Ferry Inn is a popular gastropub with a gorgeous deck over the Teifi Estuary and Cardigan has lots of places to eat for all budgets.

YHA Poppit Sands is down a flight of 50 steps from the unloading area. There is no coach access and only limited car parking on site, but there's additional parking ½ mile away. Local charges apply between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

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.




  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - meeting room(s).

Check in: From 17:00 - 21:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Parking: There is disabled parking at the hostel, you will need to display a disability sticker. There is a public car park at the bottom of the hill which is a 10 minute walk away from the hostel. The hostel turning circle can only be used to drop off luggage.

Finding the hostel: Please note that the hostel is down the steps from the parking area. Rocket House and Gwylan Cottage are privately owned homes. Please could we ask guests to respect their privacy and not to block their access. Thank You

Open every day?: From 1st March until 31st October, YHA Poppit Sands is open every day. YHA Exclusive Hire is available for weekends throughout the summer. From 1st November until 28th February, the hostel is only open to group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.

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

YHA Poppit Sands - Access Statement

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YHA Poppit Sands

Map references

OS Map: 145

OS Grid Ref: SN144487

Lat/Lng: 52.106396, -4.710276

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9037

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Poppit Sands for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire the whole property. Open for bookings at weekends all year round.


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.

This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.


YHA Poppit Sands started fairly modestly as Sea View Cottage and has been lovingly converted over time into one of the most attractive hostels in the network. The hostel was dedicated to Flt Lieut Robin Hugh Thomas by his parents after he was killed in action in 1944. The hostel still proudly displays a plaque at the rear entrance.

Meet the team

Mwnt is a favourite beach in the area. Spend a pleasant evening sat on top of the hill watching the sunset over Cardigan Island. Pods of dolphins regularly visit the Mwnt area, so if you're lucky you might spot these awesome animals on your family activity break.

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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