Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Poppit Sands will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
A former inn overlooking the Teifi Estuary, YHA Poppit Sands is the perfect holiday location on the coast. The hostel stands in five acres of grounds that reach down to Poppit Sands beach. At the northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, this area provides exceptional views of the Pembrokeshire coastline and Cardigan Bay, with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities nearby.
What is great about YHA Poppit Sands?
Poppit Sands Beach is a 10-minute walk from the hostel.
A stunning 180-degree view of Cardigan Island and Cardigan Bay.
Dolphins can be seen swimming in the sea from the hostel.
There is an open plan self-catering kitchen, fully equipped with three sinks, three domestic ovens with grills, three hobs, two fridges, one microwave, with plenty of storage, kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for the guests to use. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The communal areas have large picture windows where you can relax and take in the amazing sea views. The lounge has one three-seater sofa and one two-seater sofa, along with 3 comfy tub chairs. The dining area and lounge are open planned but can be separated by two doors depending on your preference. The dining room tables are small and allow for a variety of setups to suit your needs. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Poppit Sands includes 34 beds:
One five-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over and 1 set of bunk beds.
One five-bedded room. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over and 1 set of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Three six-bedded rooms. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Two two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
One two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 double bed. With shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 4 showers and 4 toilets throughout the hostel for guests to use. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
YHA Poppit Sands is situated near the start and finish of the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. The Northern section of the path boasts some of the best coastal walking in the UK.
The stunning Teifi Marshes is one of the best wetland sites in Wales, with many wintering birds including starlings coming into roost. Make sure to keep an eye out for birdwatching.
Get your bucket and spade ready for a family day out at Poppit Sands beach. The views are pretty spectacular too!
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
Cardigan is the perfect destination for a peaceful retreat or a full-on family holiday. Take a dolphin spotting boat trip along the coast, walk the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, ride the waves, or get sandy feet at the Blue Flag beaches. If nature is your thing, head inland and discover magical mountain lakes and waterfalls. Make sure to stop off at the many independent shops, cafés and pubs dotted around the area.
There is limited parking at YHA Poppit Sands for 6-8 depending on the size of the vehicles. Additional parking is available ½ mile from the hostel in the Pay and Display carpark. The hostel is located down 50 steps from the car park area. Minibuses are fine, but there is no space at the hostel for coaches. Please do not park on the road or block neighbouring properties.
Turn right in the village of St Dogmaels to Poppit Sands and follow the B4546. The hostel is signposted opposite RNLI Station. The hostel is located ½ mile up the hill from the beach café.
YHA Poppit Sands welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Poppit Sands we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility. We have:
- 50 steps down to the hostel
- 4 further steps to reception
View our access statement here.
Please note: the hostel manager lives onsite, in a separate building within the hostel grounds.
Discounts on your stay
Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more! To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.