YHA Pwll Deri Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Pwll Deri

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Pwll Deri. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can

Exclusive hire

  1. For the foreseeable future, YHA Pwll Deri will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

Good to Go Wales

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.

Head north to Strumble Head, with its spectacular lighthouse, or go south for a choice of beaches which the Pembrokeshire coast is perhaps best known for.

Why guests love YHA Pwll Deri

  • Idyllic cliff top location
  • Close to excellent beaches
  • YHA Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Pwll Deri

The hostel

There are plenty of dorm beds and private rooms are available at YHA Pwll Deri.

The hostel is self catering only but bustling Fishguard, six miles away, is handy for supplies. We have two microwaves, one large cooker with two ovens, four hob rings, two kettles, three under-counter fridges, and a freezer to use. Please bring food and supplies with you and prepare to get cooking.

The cosy lounge has one three-seater sofa and ample tub chairs and cubes for guests to relax on. There is an open fire in the lounge which guests are welcome to use. Logs are not provided. The dining room also boasts one of the best views in the network, looking down the dramatic coastline towards St David’s. 

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.




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


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

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

Parking: Free on site parking

YHA Pwll Deri - Access Statement

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YHA Pwll Deri

Map references

OS Map: 157

OS Grid Ref: SM891387

Lat/Lng: 52.007073, -5.072266

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9536

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Pwll Deri is available as an Exclusive Hire property from September to March. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details.


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.


Pwll Deri opened in 1957 as YHA expanded their network into South Wales. The hostel was originally two cottages set at right angles, a strange layout for the location. The building is also set at a right angle to the cliff top creating a triangular space for the hostels.

It was also the first British youth hostel to be established with the help of the National Parks Commission. There was a large refurbishment in 2007 to bring the hostel back to modern expectations. The main change was with an all-weather conservatory replacing the triangular viewing area, making this much more usable year-round.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: After a day's exertion on your activity break, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine and watch the sun set from the comfort of the hostel. On cold and windy days sit in this warm and cosy retreat with a cup of coffee, and watch the storms pounding the shoreline - a spectacular sight that you'll only see on a coastal break.

Green Leaders Rough Guides Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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