Lonely Planet review
Set in a grand Italianate mansion on a hill above the city, the YHA gives budget travellers a glimpse of Bath splendour with its high ceilings, moulded plasterwork, giant windows and stone staircases. Unfortunately, it's bunks rather than four-posters in the dorms, but what can you expect for just over a tenner?
Although it's a short uphill hike from town, regular buses and cheap taxis mean that it's well worth forgoing a central location for the stately surroundings of the YHA. The grand proportions of the building lend it an air of grace that's missing from other hostels in town and the large garden has magnificent views over the city. The dorms are basic and a bit cramped, with more beds than necessary squashed in, but most are en suite and by comparison the common areas are dripping with character. For the best combination ask for a bed in the 'lodge', a newer annexe with refurbished rooms and brand new bathrooms. The cafe serves a good selection of reasonably priced food, there's a full bar open in the evenings, coin-operated Internet access, laundry, on-street parking and bike hire. Although the hostel has 125 beds you should book well in advance in summer.
Our independent authors have visited YHA Bath and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Bath.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle parking
- Common room
- Linen included
Description provided by property
Youll stay in a beautiful Italianate mansion set in large private gardens and just a short walk from the centre of this vibrant World Heritage City with its many attractions. Theres a licensed restaurant for you to relax in after a busy day exploring what the city has to offer. Famed for its grand Georgian architecture and hot springs, Bath is a World Heritage City of many contrasts. It also offers a vibrant nightlife and progressive counter culture to round off your experience. Hearty breakfasts and a quality evening menu are available in our restaurant. YHA Bath is a listed building and welcomes all types of guests. However, if you have a child under the age of 3 years or any other requirements related to mobility or access, please mention at the time of booking and we will endeavor to book you in the most suitable room. YHA Bath comprises of two buildings which are both in the same grounds. For parking, please use Bathwick Hill. Due to emergency vehicle access, the small drive area opposite reception is for baggage drop only. Please note that our postcode does not work in a satellite navigation devise. Please use the road name 'Bathwick Hill' to make sure you arrive in the right place! There is 24 hour access to the hostel for all guests that have checked in (code given during check in). **Please be advised that our twin rooms are made up of bunk beds**Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking
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