About YHA Swanage

Blue Flag beach nearby

With wonderful facilities for groups and buckets of seaside charm, our Victorian villa is the perfect base for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Just five minutes from a Blue Flag beach and rocking excellent packages for geologists, YHA Swanage is well-equipped for groups and schools. Expect stunning views of the town, comfortable open-plan social areas and modern essentials like free Wi-Fi. YHA Swanage has recently undergone a refurbishment to create new en-suite rooms, a new classroom, an accessible en-suite room and a new self-catering kitchen.

YHA Swanage has lots to offer school trips and groups, including a meeting room/classroom with whiteboard – great for studying. Then wind down with fabulous local ales from our licensed bar, or refuel with group catering throughout the day.

The hostel offers keycode security for a safe and secure school trip. Learn more about our amazing coastline on the South West Coast Path; its ridges, heaths and clifftops will thrill hiking groups. Cyclists will also find amazing routes through Dorset’s picturesque villages, or check out attractions like Corfe Castle and the Swanage Steam Railway. You’ll find fun watersports at Poole Harbour too.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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"Great" - 86%

Customer Satisfaction based on 142 scores

3 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Swanage has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Swanage

Good service - friendly staff and very helpful.

St Thomas More High School For Boys
Dining room
Games room

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50.60615, -1.95783

YHA Swanage

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