YHA St Davids Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

Experience the magic of Pembrokeshire with the breathtaking bays, beaches and hills which surround YHA St Davids. This rural retreat is a converted farmhouse at Whitesands Bay, one of Britain’s Blue Flag beaches, making it perfect for a cheap family seaside break full of coastal walks.

Swimming, surfing, coasteering, climbing, riding and walking – everything's here for a non-stop activity break or watersports holiday. When you stay in St Davids, don’t miss St Davids Cathedral (which makes St Davids the UK's smallest city) and St Non’s – a significant religious site, and plan in a visit to Ramsey Island, with its wealth of bird and sea life.

Why guests love YHA St Davids

  • Recently renovated beach-side hostel
  • Great for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast
  • Rustic farmhouse styling

Accommodation at YHA St Davids

The hostel

Freshly renovated in 2017, YHA St Davids is now better than ever. With a reconfigured layout, a renovation of the farmhouse building, a new self-catering kitchen and a thorough redecoration, the hostel has been revamped and readied for guests to enjoy.

This 31 bed hostel (35 including doubles) has both private rooms and dorm rooms available in the Farmhouse and the Dairy. The Farmhouse has a new self-catering kitchen and cosy lounge with a woodburner and there is new furniture throughout. There are shared bathroom facilities for all of the rooms. Room breakdown is as follows:

The Dairy
5 x 2 bed rooms, 2 x 4 bed rooms (these rooms contain bunk beds).

The Farmhouse
1 x 5 bed room with a double bed, 1 x 3 bed room with a double bed, 2 x 2 bed rooms with double beds, 1 x 1 bed room

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
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - meeting room(s).

Check in: From 17:00 - 21:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: YHA St Davids is open every day from 1st March until 31st October. From 1st November until 28th February the hostel is only available for group bookings of 16 or more and for YHA Exclusive Hire.

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

YHA St Davids - Access Statement

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YHA St Davids

Map references

OS Map: 157

OS Grid Ref: SM739276

Lat/Lng: 51.902372, -5.282418

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9141

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA St Davids your home for a few days by booking the whole place to yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Open for bookings all year round.


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.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: For a change from the beach on your seaside break, climb Carn Llidi. The path starts from the hostel and the views from the top are breathtaking. Look out for welsh ponies and buzzards while you’re walking, and badgers in the evening. If you're looking for a surfing holiday, Whitesands Bay beach offers some sizable waves.

Or if you love wildlife, take a boat from St Justinian to Ramsey Island in spring. There’s an enjoyable 3.5-mile trail around the island so take a stroll and acquaint yourself with the wealth of local creatures. The towering cliffs to the west of the island are home to buzzards, ravens, razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes.

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