YHA Pwll Deri 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 17th July 2020. Please read our latest statement for further guidance.

With a remote and idyllic cliff top setting and truly spectacular views, YHA Pwll Deri is the perfect rural retreat. A lovely self-catering cottage refurbished to a high standard, and opening onto the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the hostel is perfectly situated for activity breaks and walking holidays. Its famous sunsets are also well worth looking out for, too.

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

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.

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

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.

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