YHA Ironbridge Coalport, Coalport

Telford
7.9
4 Reviews
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YHA Ironbridge Coalport Reviews

Hostel Coalport - Ironbridge YHA is a warm, friendly, and social hostel that offers good value for money with clean rooms and easy access to the Ironbridge area. It's suitable for families, independent backpackers, and group travelers. The area itself will suit the outdoorsy sorts and people interested in exploring local history from the Industrial Revolution.

The Location

Situated in Jackfield, Hostel Coalport provides easy access to the Ironbridge Gorge and Coalbrookdale areas. A quaint little picturesque town that peppers both sides of the River Severn, with a collection of museums (most of them related to the manufacturing industries and the Industrial Revolution such as coal production, iron, and tiles), knick-knack shops, and coppices, Ironbridge has cemented its reputation as place of interest since its namesake bridge and surrounding areas were granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1986.

Access to the hostel is easy by car or bike, however, like the rest of the Telford area, bus services are infrequent and patchy and serve only the main Ironbridge area. The reasonable prices of taxi services in Telford make up in part for the lack of other public transportation. Bike storage and car parking spaces are available.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Rooms are clean and well planned; the large windows from the ancient building -- the oldest surviving china factory in Coalport -- flood every room with light and add a sense of space to otherwise modest accommodation rooms. Showers and toilet facilities are conveniently located at every building corner. Both private, en suite rooms and shared dorms are available.

Common Spaces

An abundance of social spaces are available at this hostel, from the large restaurant on the downstairs floor, to the TV lounge room and games room on the first -- fully equipped not only with common board games but also a pool table and foosball table. Guests preferring to cook their own meals also have access to a fully functioning kitchen and adjoining dining room area. Other amenities include a library, an outside sitting area (during the summer), meeting rooms, and conference facilities.

Summary

The staff are friendly and accommodating and the hostel organises some group tours and activities. It's not inherently a noisy or party hotel, however, the brilliant social spaces and mix of room sizes would make it especially suitable for larger groups organising a fun, social getaway.

Steph
2013-09-17
Malaysia, United Kingdom
Restaurant sitting area Dining area adjacent to the kitchen Kitchen area Games room with pool and foosball table Entrance

Description

YHA Coalport offers comfortable accommodation and excellent home-cooked food in a beautiful historic location. Housed in the oldest surviving building of the famous Coalport China Works, within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, it offers easy access to its many attractions and museums. National collections of Caughley and Coalport china are displayed at the china factory museum next door and it's a short walk along the Shropshire Canal to the 200-year old Tar Tunnel. Children get a fascinating insight into Victorian life at the nearby Blists Hill village or can visit Enginuity! - an interactive science museum.

Accommodation is in 1-6+ bedded rooms and facilities include TV, laundry, internet access, self-catering kitchen and evening meals can be enjoyed in our licensed café bar after your busy day.

Location and Contact

Location

• Bus: Nearby Shropshire Bus #895/9 Wellington - Telford
• Parking: Coalport Plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
• Location: 8km Centre of Telford (South)
• Rail: 8km Telford Central and 8km Telford West

Map

Map

Address: John Rose Building, High Street, Telford, Coalport, Shropshire, England

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Website

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Phone Number: +44 1952 588755 +44 345 371 9325
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Bar

Credit Card Payments

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

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