YHA Port Eynon YHA

UK Wales Swansea

0845 371 9135   Old Lifeboat House Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NN

A fantastic seaside hostel in an unbeatable location on the breathtaking Gower Peninsula. 

The Gower Peninsula was Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – 34 miles of amazing coastline – and YHA Port Eynon is the perfect base for exploring it. It's got a lot of charm, housed in a converted lifeboat station on what is perhaps the most beautiful bay on the whole peninsula.

It's not huge – just 28 beds in eight rooms, comprising a mix of dorms and family rooms (one of them en-suite), plus a 3-beddded room that has a double bed. There's lots of character throughout, and fantastic sea views from the lounge – dining area, self-catering kitchen and wood-burning stove complete the picture, and it's located right in the heart of a classic seaside village, with its bucket-and-spade shop and ice creams.

There is a brilliant beach, where you can swim, go rock-pooling and go wind- or kite-surfing, and there are good places to swim too at nearby Rhossili and Oxwich beaches, which you can easily reach on the Wales Coastal Path, which goes right through the village. You can also go paddleboarding and in summer take a trip with Gower Coast Adventures, who run seal-spotting and other excursions from their base at Oxwich, where you could also look in on Oxwich Castle. All in all, a  peach of a seaside hostel, and a perfect base for summer explorations of this beautiful area.



Open March–October.


Beds from £15, private rooms from £39, family rooms from £29.


Contact Website  0845 371 9135  YHA Port Eynon, Old Lifeboat House Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NN

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Getting There

Approaching from Severn Bridge, exit the M4 at J42 in Swansea. Follow the brown and white tourist signs for Gower, then the A4118 for Port Eynon. Approaching from Carmarthen, exit the M4 at J47 following signs for Gower, then South Gower. In Port Eynon, follow the road down to the car park at the beach, then walk down the track signposted to the hostel. Parking is 200m from the hostel, available Easter–September, from 5pm to 10am. There's also a pay-and-display car park 400m from the hostel.


  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Private Rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Walking

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