Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Info:

Children under 18 must be accompanied by adults

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bath YMCA has been rated at a 3*** plus hostel by Visit England for 2019. We are a member of Bath Tourism Plus.

The YMCA is centrally located, just a stones throw away from all the major tourist attractions, tempting shops, sensational restaurants, Bath Rugby, pubs, clubs and award winning parks. If you want to be in the middle of it, then the YMCA is the location for you.

The old Victorian building is at least 130 years old and overlooks the bustling Broad Street. It houses our dormitory accommodation for groups, backpackers and holiday makers. It also boasts a rather unusual mural on the grand main staircase. All guests have access to single sex bathroom facilities throughout the range of accommodation and all areas have secure access, ensuring your safety at all times.

We do have 4 ensuite rooms, there are separate male and female showers and toilets available on each floor.

All our single, twin, double, triple and quad rooms deliver a higher standard of hostel room in Bath. All our house rooms are accessible by a key fob.

Staff on the 24 hour reception are nearly all locals who know Bath inside out. So we can help you plan your stay, organise and book tours or recommend a place to eat or visit. We will let you know what's on, where's in and what to avoid and what's unmissable in Bath.

Guests at the YMCA also benefit from access to our fantastic health and fitness centre (at a discounted rate), with a great gym, a wicked range of classes for those of you who want to sweat, tone with the friendliest gym staff you are ever likely to meet. So, if you are travelling but want to maintain your fitness programme we're the place for you.

If you are travelling in a big group we can also offer conference facilities/meeting rooms further catering etc - just ask and we will do our best to deliver!

We can accommodate over 200 people a night, so whether you are travelling alone or in a big group; old, young or with children - we have the bed for you.

Alongside the warm welcome, we also offer:
Light breakfast in the price (cereals, toast, jams, boiled eggs, porridge, coffee, tea, juice, fruit and yoghurt)
Linen included in the price
24 hour staffed reception
Free Internet access
Laundry facilities
Towel Hire
No lockout/curfew
Credit/debit cards accepted
Security lockers/left luggage
Conference facilties (charges may apply)
Fantastic health and fitness suite (at a discounted rate)
City centre location
Children/families very welcome
Bike parking
No smoking
Extra pillow in wardrobe
A warm welcome

We do not have a self catering kitchen although we do provide a microwave, plates, cutlery and hot water when our restaurant is closed.

Guests can help themselves to fresh coffee at reception.

The hostel does not have a lift, if you have difficulty with stairs please let us know and we will ensure you are placed on the first floor or the room on the ground floor if available.

If you are looking for value for money, clean accommodation, smack bang in the centre of Bath - then a warm welcome awaits you at the YMCA.

Tip! - Saturday nights are very popular - so always try to book in advance.

Check in: 2.00 pm
Latest check in time for dorms is 23.00

Check out: 10.00 am

If you are arriving after 6.00 pm please ring reception to let them know your arrival time.

Another great reason to stay at the YMCA is that Bath YMCA is a registered charity (No: 1106370). Any surplus we make go directly back in to supporting the charity work we do with vulnerable young people in Bath and beyond.

Please note that guests under the age of 18 are not allowed unless accompanied by an adult.

You will be asked for ID when checking in - ID card, Passport, Driving Licence.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours by email.
For groups or bookings over 12 people made through Hostelworld, cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival by email
Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.
Please see Hostelworld terms and conditions for cancellations. No shows will be charged for the first nights accommodation.

No minimum stay required. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Brilliant 24/7 service. Perfect for the wedding I attended. I felt very safe.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Only suggestion is to put larger sheets on the bed
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    The staff was really nice. Very nice place to stay considering the price. The rate also comes with a breakfast, so definitely worth to stay here.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Sep 2019
    We stayed here for 1 night. The room and the bathroom were clean, the only thing was one of the coffee mugs provided in the room wasn't washed and still had coffee stains on it from the previous (?) guests. We washed it ourselves but it shouldn't be. I think the communication could be improved a bit as I asked a question I couldn't find an answer to myself prior to our arrival but nobody replied to us so we carried extra stuff with us unnecessarily. The breakfast was fab, lots to chose from!
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Sep 2019
    Good vibe, friendly people. Really great for the price but wish there was a better security/ locker system. Room wasn’t as clean as others I’ve seen but the sheets and facilities were. Also had to pay to rent a towel which was kind of a bummer, deposits or small expenses weighed out with the fact that a light breakfast is included. Would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Oct 2019
    My stay was rather good. Nice staff, good and included breakfast, brilliant location. The place itself seemed a bit shabby to me but for 16 pounds/bed, it was more than OK.
    Hungary, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    The Bath YMCA was fine for one night. We stayed in a private room with a double bed and ensuite. The bed was comfortable but the bathroom was only half clean and there were minimal amenities (ie. no shampoo). The major issue with the room is that there was only ONE OUTLET. Literally one, the lamp had one which you couldn't remove, and everything else (TV, hair dryer, etc.) all had to go into the 1 other one - beyond inconvenient if you need to charge anything or want to do two things at once.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2019
    Good hostel, breakfast included which was a nice bonus. No WiFi or phone signal on 3rd floor which was a bit annoying.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2019
    To me this place is nothing special but it has everything you need. The room I stayed in was surprisingly nice but the bathrooms were quite dingy. The hostel had the look of a very old, somewhat unkempt college dormitory. I did meet three amazing new friends but on the whole the vibe is lackluster - mostly people keep to themselves. The location is pretty much perfect though. While I would definitely be willing to stay there again I would look elsewhere first.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    03 Oct 2019
    The security, or lack thereof, really was my biggest concern. No one ever asked me for ID and there were a lot of people just wandering around at all times that I was never sure of were guests or not. The door on the dorms themselves also did not feel very secure. They charge you to store bags and didn’t ask for my ID when I collected my bag. The room smelled musty, toilets dirty and hand dryer not working, pillows non existent. Wouldn’t stay here again. Staff were stand offish and not helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table