YHA Bath

Bathwick Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6LA


Bath is packed with unique landmarks and architecture, making it perfect for school trips and groups hungry for culture. In fact, YHA Bath sits just over a mile away from attractions like the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Centre!

Our recently revamped hostel is an Italianate style mansion and a perfect mix of original features and modern facilities. You’ll find free Wi-Fi, a peaceful outdoor garden to relax in, and a licensed bar for socialising. For hungry groups and students, YHA Bath offers packed lunches and tasty group catering. There’s TV and web access to keep you connected too.

The city has more museums in one square mile than most other cities in the world, with world class collections like the Holburne Museum and Fashion Museum. Not to mention year-round entertainment and shopping. Bath is ideal for self-led school trips around town, or head to Team Bath – the University of Bath’s state-of-the-art sports facility. Field trips and activity breaks will be spoilt for choice by its swimming pool, sports halls and tracks.

Why Groups love YHA Bath

City centre location close to the Roman Baths

"Excellent" 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 11 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 122

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Bath

YHA Bath does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Bath

YHA Bath does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Kitchenette
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available

How to get here

Bathwick Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6LA

By car

From M4 take Jct 18, follow signs to Bath. At Cleveland Place (London Road) follow signs to University of Bath and American Museum. From South West follow A36 to roundabout on Pulteney Road. Take 3rd exit, signposted University of Bath and American Museum. From A46, follow signs to Bath, at roundabout on Pulteney Road take 1st exit, signposted University of Bath and American Museum. Hostel is 1.5km from bottom of hill on left hand side of road. The hostel is opposite the bus shelter which you will see on the right hand side.

Free on-street parking is available on Bathwick Hill. Our postcode does not work in a sat nav – please use the road name ‘Bathwick Hill’ to make sure you arrive in the right place.

Public transport

There are also frequent buses between the railway and coach station, the city centre and the University of Bath which all stop right outside YHA Bath. Look out for the U1 or U18 bus. These buses run throughout the day and you can buy return and all day tickets for the route on the bus. Ask the driver for ‘the youth hostel’ – we’re just a five minute journey from the city centre.

OS Map: 172
OS Grid Ref: ST766644
Latitude: 51.379157
Longitude: -2.340667
YHA Bath