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YHA Bath
Ranked #9 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Bath
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

Quite simply filthy and disgusting!! 2 friends and i paid over £130 for ONE night in a 4 bunk bed room.

All the bedding was stained and, as at least one other reviewer has said, i got bitten by something while i was there. The toilet / shower room was very dirty and the toilet itself had never seen any bleach.

Avoid at all costs. It is shocking they can get away with charging this kind of money for a such awful accommodation!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

This hostel had good and bad points. We were staying in a twin room at the top of the house which was clean and comfortable! However when we arrived the heating was on full blast in our room but bizarrely the windows were wide open!!! The kitchen facilities were also very good but the breakfast proved quite expensive (we stuck with our porridge sachets). Had a lovely restful sleep here and managed to explore all of bath the following day.
Some of it's disadvantages include it being a bit of a trek from the centre (especially on the way as it's up a big hill) so I would really recommend a taxi one way if you have luggage (about 8 pounds I think). It's also a bit shabby for what you're paying for but does boast great character and on the whole I enjoyed my night there!

Room Tip: The twin at the top of the house is great for those who want a good night's sleep!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Self catering kitchen facilities not that great, broken saucepans, utensils. Toilets and floors need bleaching, room had bedbugs and I had bites after staying here. Great view over Bath though. Driveway really dark at night, take a torch. There are better YHA's out there.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

My 2nd experience of youth-hostelling and my last. I am no youth but having heard how akin to reasonable hotels their establishments had become, we joined up last year. Leominster had been the toe-in-water and I thought at the time how basic everything was and how un-cheap it wasn't in reality. Well as others have said, this operation is rather down-at-heel and seems to be staffed by unsmiling persons who display an air of indifference about the jobs they do and the persons they are catering to. Having to order a hot breakfast the previous evening, pay for it and then not receive it without some argy-bargy isn't going to win any prizes. At times it seemed to me all that was lacking was a perimeter fence and searchlight towers.
The 'bar' is cold, functional, and the range of drinks available extremely limited.
The double room we had reserved turned out to be the disabled accommodation with nary a shelf in the wet room to store anything, a sink size designed for a toddler, bunk beds, and nowhere to hang clothing - not a single hook! This is how I'd imagined youth hostels to be and why I'd never had dreamed of using one if it were not for YHA marketing. If such they are - so be it, but the YHA shouldn't try to position itself as something it patently is not - and at prices which are more costly than Travelodges and Premier Inns in both my experiences.
I hate to write in critical mode and I believe that dormitory facilities (what time "lights out" one wonders?!) are far cheaper but the description of our accomdation as double with en-suite facilities falls far short of the scenario a mature couple would expect. To summarise if you like roughing it - fine, go ahead, you'll have nothing to complain of here. Twice bitten, forever shy in my case.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

Another Youth Hostel and this one is pretty good. 2 nights accommodation for 5 including breakfast works out at about £150, and the room sleeps 6. The hostel is 15 minutes walk up a hill from the centre of the city and the route is a bit dark getting up to the Youth Hostel, but otherwise it is an easy walk. No problems here.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

The hostel is old and very basic, even by youth hostels standard. The management was unprofessional, while we have already occupied the whole room as a group of six, they still gave a key to a lady by mistake into our room.

One of the two heaters in the room was not working. Breakfast was fine at a price of 5 pounds. Car was not allowed to park on site, instead guests would be asked to park the car somewhere along the street, which was quite a distance from the property,

Room Tip: No lift so consider again if you have heavy luggages.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

Stayed for 2 nights with a friend. Had a 4 bed room - 2 bunks and an en-suite. Considering the room was meant for 4 people it still worked out a lot cheaper than a room for 2 in a Bath hotel. The hostel is situated up a hill and the view from outside looking over Bath was lovely in the evening with all the lights. The room was clean and adequate and the beds were very comfortable. There is a bus service into town that stops at the end of the road leading up to the hostel although its nice to take a walk down into town - better getting the bus back as it is up a hill. Would stay again and you dont have to be a 'youth' either.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: YHA Bath
Address: Bathwick Hill, Bath BA2 6JZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Bath 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 two buildings which are both in the same grounds. The hostel has both dorm beds and private rooms available, with some en-suite. We are perfect for backpackers, families and couples alike. Bed linen is provided but towels are not, however please do bring your own or you can hire them from us. There is FREE Wi-Fi available in the social areas. There is 24 hour access to the hostel for all guests that have checked in (code given during check in). YHA Bath is located on Bathwick Hill, within walking distance of the city itself. All the main city attractions are close enough to walk, including the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre, Bath Abbey and the Bath Thermal Spa. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this World Heritage City, explore the gorgeous Georgian architecture or relax in the spa before returning to the hostel for a quiet drink in the bar. ... more   less 
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