YHA Bath

South West England Somerset Porlock

An elegant Italianate mansion hostel in a super central spot in World Heritage Bath.

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When you think about YHA hostels, it's unlikely that a striking Italianate mansion set in large private gardens springs to mind. But that's exactly what you get with YHA Bath. Visually stunning and boasting impressive architecture, this grade II listed building is not only great value for money, it's in a brilliant city centre location, walking distance from the wonderful attractions Bath has to offer. What's more, it's just undergone a whopping £2.5 million facelift, and now boasts a fantastic new lounge and self-catering kitchen, disabled access facilities and additional parking, freshly updated for 2018.

It's a comfortable and homely place, with 133 beds spread across dorm rooms, private rooms and family rooms, some of which have en-suite bathrooms. Roman-inspired detail can be spotted throughout, with romantic balconies, carved stone pillars and an intricate wrought-iron staircase. There's all the things you would be expect in a hostel like this – a bar, laundry room, TV and Wifi, and a restaurant serving simple food like burgers, jackets and pies. Kids eat for free, a nice touch.

Being just a mile or so from the city centre is a real bonus: you're close to the famous Roman Baths and Abbey, not to mention a treasure trove of artisan retailers and characterful independent shops hidden away in the picturesque passages and alleyways. There are so many museums to visit, you won't know where to start – for history lovers the Jane Austen Centre is unmissable, and fashionistas shouldn't leave without taking a trip to the Fashion Museum, while the 6-mile circular Bath Skyline walk is just at the top of the hill from the hostel: great for an elevated view of the city. All in all, YHA Bath is a great example of the modern YHA of the future, catering fantastically for families, friends and couples.

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Dorm beds from £19, private rooms from £40, family rooms from £45.

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Contact Website  0345 371 9303  YHA Bath, Bathwick Hill, Bath, BA2 6LA

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Getting There

By car. leave the M4 at  junction 18 and follow the signs to Bath. At Cleveland Place (London Road) follow the signs to the unversity and American Muesum.The hostel is Hostel is 1500m further on, on the left-hand side of road. Parking on Bathwick Hill is free and unrestricted. Note that the postcode does not work in a satnav – use the road name 'Bathwick Hill' to make sure you arrive in the right place. On public transport, there are frequent buses between the railway and coach station, the city centre and the University of Bath which all stop right outside the hostel. The U1 or U18 buses run 24 hours a day and you can buy return and all day tickets on board.


  • Bar
  • Private Rooms
  • Boutique Hostel
  • Bike Store
  • Dining area
  • Dorms - single sex
  • Drying room
  • En-suite available
  • Meals on request
  • Self Catering Available
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Family-Friendly

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