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
COVID-19 Industry Standard
In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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
Accommodation at YHA Poppit Sands
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
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.
- 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
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - meeting room(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Poppit Sands is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Poppit Sands is open to the public from Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Reception hours: From 09:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
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.