Hostel YHA Pwll Deri, Goodwick

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Hostel YHA Pwll Deri Reviews

The only challenge about staying at Hostel YHA Pwll Deri is learning how to pronounce the name! Everything about this place is wonderful, from its location right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the newly refurbished facilities and tidy rooms.

The Location

You cannot possibly fault the location of the Pwell Deri YHA. While somewhat remote (car access is best), the cliff-top setting is just glorious. Even on a wet and cold day, you can sit comfortably inside your room or the lounge/dining area and enjoy the views of the Welsh coast. Otherwise simply don your waterproofs, if you need them, and head out to explore. It is one of the best places for a walking holiday.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms vary from private family affairs to dorm rooms, each that seem to have excellent views of the coast. The communal bathrooms just outside the rooms (some have the toilet inside) are clean and new. The rooms themselves are very warm and clean.

Common Spaces

Pwll Deri is self catering (although some basic supplies are available from the office or free food areas) and the kitchen facilities are simply excellent. The kitchen is through a fireproof door from the dining room that is really something to behold -- fantastic floor to ceiling windows provide you with an uninterrupted view of the coast as you eat your breakfast, sip a pre-dinner drink, or feast on your meal after a full day out exploring the coastline. The lounge area also has excellent coastal views and a selection of reading material and useful tourist information for exploring the coast with bus timetables and walking routes outlined.


This place is a real find and it was hardly surprising to find most people were back on repeat visits -- even if they could only book in for one night due to group bookings. Pwll Deri is only open for group bookings (no individual bookings) from November to February. It is the ideal place for those heading along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, but even if you're only doing one or two days on the path you could use it as a base to explore and return in the afternoon.

Either direction from the hostel is fantastic -- north to Strumble Head or south for an array of beaches. The town of Fishguard is just six miles away for those needing supplies. There is a bus that services this coastline as well. St Davids is an excellent day trip from the hostel. The volunteer staff are provided by the YHA. Volunteering opportunities do exist at this hostel.

View of Pwll Deri from the carpark The lounge room Dining room with a view Dorm rooms Toilet Shower

Best hostel ever

Have been back several times and will be several more -- it is stunning. Five stars for the glorious situation, three stars for the actual accommodation, five stars for atmosphere.


After a 3/4 mile trek from the bus stop along a country lane you turn a corner and suddenly you see before you what must be one of the most happily situated hostel in the UK (or in the world?). Its romantic cliff-top setting is definitely what makes this place deserve at least a two night stay - and also return visits (we've been back three times already).

The dorms are basic, but the views don't come much more spectacular than what you get here. There are a few (very small) private rooms available at the same rates as the dorms if you book well in advance. The toilets and showers are very basic, but clean. Showers can sometimes be a bit temperamental but will eventually give hot water if you treat them right.

The communal kitchen is small but well equipped, though you might burn the odd piece of toast while you look out of the window out to sea! There is a roomy dining area which also has several armchairs and a cosy conservatory, that gets rather hot in the summer. Plenty of board games and books available. On-site payphone, no internet access.

The famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path is just on the doorstep and allows you to take great walks in either direction (e.g. north to Strumble Head, south to Aber Mawr). For fit walkers the nearest hostel (Trefin YHA) can be reached via the coast path - this is quite a hike though, you can always take the bus.

Angharad Gabriel


Perched in an idyllic clifftop setting, this hostel boasts spectacular views and glorious sunsets. Watch the seals and birds as you follow the coastal path that passes alongside the hostel or visit Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese Centre and Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill.

Location and Contact


• Bus: 0km Richards 410 Fishguard – Goodwick (connections from Haverfordwest
• Metro: 0km
• Sea port: 7.2km Fishguard–Rosslare (Ireland)
• Rail: 7.2km Fishguard Harbour
• Airport: 0km



Address: Castell Mawr, Tefasser, Goodwick, Dyfed, Wales

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Website Hostel YHA Pwll Deri Goodwick
Phone Number: (+44)1348891385
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