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YHA St Briavels

The Castle, St. Briavels, St Briavels, GL156RG, United Kingdom

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Built as a hunting lodge for King John in 1205, this Norman castle provides fantastic accommodation in the beautiful Wye Valley.

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St Briavels Hostel

Hostel St Briavels

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

History comes to life in this moated Norman castle, built as a hunting lodge for King John in 1205.

YHA St Briavels is a perfect base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Monmouthshire.

Eat your evening meals in the licensed restaurant, or attend one of the regular medieval banquets. Accommodation is in 4-6+ bedded rooms and facilities include self-catering kitchen, internet access/Wi-Fi, conference facilities, lounge and car parking.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719042

Fax. +44 345 3719043

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hailes Abbey (More than 10km)
  • Forest of Dean (500m to 1km)
  • Tintern Abbey (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions





Avatar for Isabelle


Sun 04 Jun 2017

Super Hostal, fantastisches Castle, herrliche Lage, viele Geschichte u. Natur, eindrucksvolle Abgeschiedenheit. Wäre gerne länger geblieben !!!


Avatar for Dr. Laumann

Dr. Laumann,

Fri 19 May 2017

I had so much fun staying in this castle, it was the highlight of my trip to the UK! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience! (unless I return, which I would really like to!)


Avatar for Jessica


Thu 01 May 2014

Eine tolle Herberge in einer tollen Landschaft !


Avatar for Ralf


Sat 12 Oct 2013

a great place to go with the family. we enjoyed the medieval banquet and playing cluedo in the castle. the tour of the castle was great, learned lots. all in all a fantastic place to spend some time.


Avatar for Jacqui


Fri 06 Sep 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

3km from Bigsweir Bridge #69 from Chepstow.
Alternate Transport
At the hostel
Parking available at the hostel.
11km from Lydney station.

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