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“Beautiful Old Mansion”
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YHA Bath
Ranked #10 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Bath
Reviewed 19 July 2014

YHA Bath is an absolutely gorgeous mansion atop a hill tucked into the woods. I feel that some reviewers forget that this is a HOSTEL and not a HOTEL. Yes the showers are somewhat weak, and the rooms are bunked. It is a fantastic value and well worth the stay. My only word of warning is that the hotel is slightly out of town not in the heart of Bath.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

The prices were reasonable, it was clean and though the showers weren't the greatest in terms of water pressure I'd definitely go back and stay again. The location was ideal as most attractions were within walking distance. With a decent continental breakfast provided, I'd definitely stay there again.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Stayed with my daughter for one night, as she had trials at Bath uni. I had not been in a youth hostel since I was 16 and as I don't sleep well, it is not quite the place for me. Having said that, the staff were really friendly, bedding was lovely and soft and the showers were clean. We mentioned a problem with the sinks and it was dealt with immediately. Breakfast (extra) had plenty of choices.
Parking was easy and free on the street about 3 minutes down a hill. Location is excellent.
It could do with a bit of a clean up....cobwebs etc. I would use it again and at 53, I was in the middle of the age range.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Bath Youth Hostel is up a steep driveway which runs off a long steep hill. There is no car parking on site. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean bright and airy. Bathrooms are clean and modern but the showers are simply dreadful. A dribble of water. Good on site well priced laundry with drier. Breakfast was good.
If the showers were even average, I would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed with four of my family members in the back building, it was terrible! We stayed two nights, sinks & showers drained slowly, wastebaskets were full and not emptied and the rooms smelled musty and filthy. The front building may have been cleaner. I would NOT recommend staying here at all!

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I booked a long weekend at Bath hostel, the first time I have visited a hostel since my children were young. The staff were friendly and welcoming, I ate dinner there two nights and the food was great, especially the home made soup to start. The hostel is easy to reach from the town centre by the 18 or U18 bus which stops at the bottom of the drive. You can take that bus downhill into town or ride it uphill to the end of the route (Bath Uni) then walk a bit further to visit the American Museum. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night for a friend's Hen Do. We had two rooms, 4 bed and 6 bed. Both were fantastic, clean, comfortable and warm.

Hostel is in a great location for hillwalkers!! Taxi from center is pretty cheap for four people. Staff were fantastic. Young man on front desk (name began with J) was brilliant.

Will be coming back sometime!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Amy B, Manager at YHA Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Hi Iscout,

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback we receive as it helps us to make people's stays more enjoyable.

I'm glad you had a good time and that you're planning on coming back. If you're not in a group when you come back a taxi may be a little on the expensive side for one, so you could always catch the bus at either £1.50 or £1.20 for a single depending on the bus company.

I'll pass on your praise to both James and Jacopo who were working that Saturday, I'm sure they'll be delighted with the feedback.



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Address: Bathwick Hill, Bath BA2 6JZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Bath
Price Range: £47 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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