Was looking to stay in bath with a friend for one night. Its a very expensive place to stay, so we opted for the yha hostel.
I was very anxious at first, having never stayed in a youth hostel before... But we booked a private room with ensuite bathroom.
The lady who checked us in was extremely helpful and friendly, and clearly works very hard.
OK its a bit of a walk from the town centre up the hill. But we managed it no problems.
The room was at the top, in the main building, which I was glad about after reading other reviews. It was fairly quiet up there.
We had 2 bunk beds, a strange all-in-one shower / bathroom thing, a cupboard and a single power socket.
It was clean enough, my only criticism was that the mattresses were a bit thin, so not an amazingly comfortable nights sleep.
You could lock the door from the inside.
We didn't use the restaurant, but we did use the self catering kitchen. Just to make some sandwiches. It was well equipped. There was no dirty washing up in the sinks, and the bins were not overflowing.
We did wash our plates and glasses before using them. They looked clean... But just in case! The lady was wiping the tables down with dettox - so ignore the person saying it never gets done.
Our beds were already made, but we had to strip them off and bring the sheets down in the morning - seemed strange, but that's probably normal for a youth hostel!
Overall it was a good stay. It hasn't put me off staying in a youth hostel again - although I wouldn't like to stay in a shared room with complete strangers. I would always pay the extra for a twin room.
- 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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