YHA Port Eynon Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


All YHA hostels are temporarily closed for recreational use as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are currently only accepting new bookings for stays from 1st August 2020. Please read our latest statement for further guidance.

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

  • In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Accommodation at YHA Port Eynon

The hostel

The hostel has male and female dorms places, plus some private rooms. 28 beds in 8 rooms – first floor, 1 x 8 bedded, 3 x twin and a four bedded, ground floor, 1 x 4 bed en-suite, 1 x three bed (double with bunk over), 1 x four bed room with a bunk and two singles.

There is a lounge/dining room with seating for 24 around 5 dining tables, plus three comfy settees. With full stomachs and full hearts, return to the hostel to cosy up around the wood burner – which is run on locally-harvested logs – and settle in for the evening. There are also picnic tables outside the hostel, overlooking the beach.

As we are self catering we have a fully fitted kitchen with a large fridge and smaller freezer compartment. Also, a small fridge with similar split. There are two stand alone cookers with oven and grill, and another four burner hob sits on one of the bases. We have one microwave, two toasters both able to toast four slices, and two electric kettles. The usual stock of plates, cups or mugs, dinner plates, smaller plates and cutlery tray are as standard i.e. knives, forks, dessert spoons and tea spoons. Cooking implements are there too. There are various pots and pans sufficient to cater for the number of guests who stay.

We have a small shop selling a range of ready meals, bread, milk, cereals and snacks.

We're backed by a wooded headland for shady walks and beautiful spring and early summer flowers. We also sit on the Wales Coastal Path, ideally situated for walks to Rhossili and Oxwich beaches. Look out for boat trips from the beach in Summer, paddle boarding hire and lessons in the village.

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.




  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: YHA Port Eynon is open every day for bookings from March until October. From November until the end of February, the hostel is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. During this time, beds and rooms may become available three months prior to travelling dates, please check the website for more information.

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

YHA Port Eynon - Access Statement

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YHA Port Eynon

Map references

OS Map: 159

OS Grid Ref: SS468848

Lat/Lng: 51.541374, -4.209829

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9135

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Port Eynon and hire the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit the YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings every weekend of the year.


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

Manager Dianne Cox, loves gardening (difficult here, but not impossible!), travelling by train and bicycle and any live entertainment. Best part of job is meeting new people and exchanging stories and ideas.

Manager recommends: After a day's walking or watersports, watch the sunset over Rhossili beach or have a campfire on the beach right outside the hostel. Swansea Community Farm is the only city farm in Wales. Not only is it a place for people to escape the hurly-burly of city life, it has a clear aim to educate all ages on the environment, organic gardening and animal care. Drop in to take a look!

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