Address: Ffordd-yr-afon, Trefin, Pembrokeshire, Wales
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The Old School Hostel sets the bar high -- it's what every hostel should be!
It is located just off the Pembrokeshire coast, so it's perfect if you are walking the trail and want to stop for a night. It is also a great base location to stay for a few nights and do day hikes. The best way to get there is by train to Haverfordwest and then catch the local buses to the hostel. The bus drops off practically in front of the hostel, in Trefin. National Express is not the best way to get there, because there are no local buses running after the bus gets into the station. You can also drive or take a taxi, however there is a discount for guests who arrive on foot or via bus. The owners are good about helping with directions.
The village of Trefin is tiny and very quiet (one small pub) but is a short bus ride away from St. Davids, where there is a grocery store and lots of little shops and cafes and things to do.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Rooms are clean and fashionable. There are plenty of sinks and showers and toilets (many have private showers and sinks). There is plenty of room to change and hooks for clothes and racks for soap. The showers and toilets are clean, clean, clean and work excellently. The rooms are cozy and comfy, each themed differently. There are not any lockers; however, there is a very small risk of things being stolen, as the only people that really make it out to the hostel are usually serious backpackers and there haven't been any issues with things being stolen. The doors lock and there is an option for private rooms. There aren't a lot of beds, but traffic is pretty light through the area.
There is a free computer with internet access in the village hall (which is the room connected to the hostel). There is also a kitchen and a sitting area with plenty of room to crash, eat, or play. The kitchen is clean and there are plenty of utensils and spices at your disposal. There is also free coffee and tea at all times. Recycling is a big deal, and the owners have a system set up that helps eliminate as much waste as possible. This hostel is a great place to meet other backpackers who enjoy the outdoors and walking. Do not come here looking for a party involving loud music and booze ... you won't find it. It is a great place for clean and wholesome crowds, and children are also welcome (so long as they are supervised). There are lots of books and maps on the local area that you can borrow as well.
The owners, Chris and Sue, run a wonderful hostel -- they are no-nonsense, friendly, and helpful folk. If you have any problems, they are usually more than willing to help you find a solution and they have lots of suggestions for great walks around the area (if you're staying for more than just the night and not just passing through). The kitchen is attached to the sitting room, and both are great places to just hang out in the evening.
Very comfy and homey atmosphere
The hostel is located near the coastal path, which makes it a brilliant stay for nice walks around. The managers are laid back and very nice people. They care for the environment and think ahead.
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Safe Deposit Box
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Credit Card Payments
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Lockers in Rooms
Genders: Males & Females
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 16
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 9 am - 8 pm
Size: Small (less than 30 beds)