YHA St Davids

South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

Basic youth hostel on St Davids Peninsula that's popular with surfers.

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The gorgeously sited old farmhouse has been given a makeover, and hostel stays here are better than ever, now that there's a new self-catering kitchen and redecorated rooms with more up-to-date furniture. It hasn't lost all its sense of tradition – it's self-catering only and the nearest shop is 3 miles away, along an unmade road – but there are some twin-bed and private rooms available, either in the old Pembrokeshire farmhouse or one of the converted outbuildings. No private facilities though – all the bathrooms are shared. The log-burner in the lounge keeps things warm on chilly nights.

The location is lovely, on the lower slopes of Carn Llidi, although if you’re surfing you really need a car to access Whitesands, which is about a mile away.

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Reception open daily 8am–10am & 5pm–10pm.


Beds from £22.99. Private rooms from £51.99 (£39.99 single occupancy).

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On the Pembrokeshire coast, in the breathtaking Whitesands Bay, sits YHA St Davids, a converted farmhouse ideal for a rural retreat, cheap family holiday or an action-packed activity experience. Everything from watersports, climbing and riding can be found within reach of this picturesque Welsh hostel. Nearby, enjoy surfing lessons with Whitesands Surf School, or for a more relaxed day try and fit in a trip to Ramsey Island, with its wealth of bird and marine life.


Contact Website  0845 371 9141  YHA St Davids, Llaethdy Whitesands Pembrokeshire SA62 6PR

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Getting There

Head to St Davids from Fishguard or Haverfordwest on the A487. Turn off just outside St Davids onto the B4583 and follow signs to Whitesands Bay. Turn right by the golf club and follow the YHA signs.


  • Dormitories
  • Private Rooms
  • Self-Catering Facilities

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Made some great friends and it has very nice rooms 😁

I made some great friends like a nice French family and a boy called Alex. I sadly I forgot to get their contacts but hope to meet them again. Definitely would like to come back next year in 2023!
Jul 31, 2022 by Rhydian evans

Get Away from it All

Fantastic location, short walk from the fabulous whitesands beach, local buses run to St Davids.

Mar 29, 2012 by Snowy

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