YHA Swanage

South West England Dorset Ashley Heath

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

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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.

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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.


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


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

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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.

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Contact Website  0845 371 9346  YHA Swanage, 20 Cluny Crescent Swanage BH19 2BS

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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.


  • Bar
  • Private Rooms
  • Dining area
  • Drying room
  • En-suite available
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Washer/Dryer

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