The start or finish of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is right here. The newly extended path is suitable for all walkers and families.
YHA Poppit SandsCardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3LP
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
Accommodation at YHA Poppit Sands
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 Poppit Sands and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property acts as a great base for those looking to discover the surrounding area on a walking or cycling holiday.
- 24-hour access
- BBQ area
- Beach view
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Large garden/grounds
- Minibus parking nearby
- Near bus stop
- Near ferry port
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Self-catering: YHA Poppit Sands is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: There is disabled parking at the hostel (badge required). 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.
In the area: The hostel is down the steps from the parking area. Rocket House and Gwylan Cottage are privately owned homes. Please respect our neighbours' privacy and take care not to block their access.
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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.