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Hostel in a grand Victorian townhouse a short walk from the beach.

YHA Swanage

20 Cluny Crescent Swanage BH19 2BS 0845 371 9346

We say

Set in a grand Victorian townhouse a short walk from the town centre and the beach, Swanage hostel is a great budget option with comfortable and clean dorms, but note it is often block booked by school parties Mon–Thurs during term times.

This hostel is available for exclusive hire. Click here for details.

They say

YHA Swanage is an elegant Victorian villa with fine views of Dorset's Jurassic coast and only a few minutes walk from a sandy Blue Flag beach. Swanage town often holds music festivals, art weeks and is a classic British seaside resort known as “Little London by the Sea” due to the many curious old architectural Londonlandmarks dotted around town.

Generally, school trip groups visit during the week, however we are still extremely popular with individuals and families for weekend breaks and for the perfect school holiday break.

The local area

For a cheap seaside escape with the family with stunning coastal views, Swanage is ideal. Only a few minutes from a sandy Blue Flag beach, this elegant Victorian villa offers fine views of Dorset's Jurassic coast. Take a trip to Swanage's very English Victorian pier and then find delicious food available in the hostel's licensed restaurant.

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101 beds in a range of two to eight bedded rooms (some en-suite), including private rooms, family rooms, and shared dorms.

How much?

Beds from £13.00. Private rooms from £26.00. Available for exclusive hire in the winter months.


  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Drying room
  • En-suite available
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Private Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wifi

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  • Activities
  • Budget
  • Exclusive hire
  • Family-Friendly
  • Groups Welcome
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • YHA hostels

Getting There

From the town centre: Turn up Stafford Road by the White Swan pub. YHA Swanage is at the top of the hill on the right. The car park is up St Vasts Rd.


Open all year.Reception Times: 07.15-22.30Hostel Closing Times: 23.00

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