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YHA Port EynonPort Eynon, Swansea, SA3 1NN
Situated on the most southerly point of the Gower peninsula and converted from South Gower’s former lifeboat station, YHA Port Eynon enjoys unparalleled sea views from its large lounge windows and offers guests a close up with the forces of nature.
Britain’s first AONB, the gorgeous Gower Peninsula boasts 34 miles of breathtaking coastline and 50 unspoilt beaches. Of all the coves and bays hereabouts, Port Eynon is amongst the finest. Port Eynon itself is an idyllic village with a fun family feel and plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Why guests love YHA Port Eynon
Accommodation at YHA Port Eynon
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 Port Eynon and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property offers bright and airy social spaces with breathtaking views across the bay - great for family holidays. Dogs are welcome too!
- Beach view
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Self-catering : YHA Port Eynon is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: Parking is available on a slip road. This is a shared parking area with room for up to eight cars. You will need to collect a permit from reception on arrival.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
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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.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Formerly a lifeboat station which was open in 1834, in response to the many shipwrecks in this busy part of the Bristol Channel. The station operated until 1919, when it was closed and replaced by a station in Mumbles. The building appears to have had many uses from a tea shop to a boatbuilders shed until it was gifted to the YHA by the Penrice estate in 1951. There is evidence of local industries, quarrying , salt extraction and oyster farming, plus the mysterious Culver Hole is just around the corner. The surrounding country is managed by the Nastional Trust, and there are numerous walks of varying lengths from the hostel.
Meet the team
Team member Vicky was a volunteer with the YHA before becoming a team member. She loves dancing along with cycling and outdoor activities. The best part of working here at YHA Port Eynon is the fact that the location is fantastic, and I enjoy meeting those guests who return each year and welcoming new guests to this unique part of Gower.
Team member recommends: Walks and beaches in Gower however a short bus ride to Swansea will offer swimming and recreation at the LC on a wet day alongside museums and art galleries. Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill is a pleasant afternoon excursion.