Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: HA Borth, Morlais, Borth, Ceredigion SY24 5JS

Contact: 01970 871498



Overlooking Cardigan Bay with the chance of seeing dolphins and seals and just 20 metres from a beautiful sandy beach, this Edwardian house is perfect for a UK coastal holiday and is ideal for cheap family breaks or school trips in Wales. Don't miss the amazing petrified forest which is visible at low tide.
Borth is a small village approximately 7 miles from the University Town of Aberystwyth.
There is a regular bus service between Borth and Aberystwyth, and the train has a regular service between Birmingham and Aberystwyth.
We have a bus stop directly outside and we are just a few hundred metres from the train station.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
11 rooms 60 beds
2 rooms en-suite

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Some rooms have a step up to access them. Unless otherwise stated, all bedrooms have bunk beds. All bedrooms are carpeted, They are well-lit with ceiling lights.
All bedding is provided.
All of the bathrooms have automatic led lighting and non-slip flooring. All showers have a step up to enter.
All bedrooms have an integral sink.

First Floor North
There are 16 steps to this floor. Handrails are fitted in the centre.
• One 4-bedded room with sea view
• One 6-bedded room with mountain view
• One 6-bedded room with en-suite shower with sea view
• One 4-bedded room. With full en-suite.with sea view
• 3 unisex shower rooms
• 3 unisex WCs

Second Floor North
There are a further 15 steps up to this floor. Handrails are fitted in the centre.
• One 6-bedded room with sea view
• One 8-bedded room this is usually the female dormitory with sea and mountain views

There are no toilets or shower rooms on this floor

First Floor South
Access is through the dining room through a single leaf door
There are 16 steps to this floor. Handrails are fitted in the centre.
• One 4-bedded room with sea view
• One 6-bedded room with Mountain View
• One 4-bedded room. With full en-suite.and sea view
• 2 unisex shower rooms
• 2 unisex WCs

Second Floor North
There are a further 15 steps up to this floor. Handrails are fitted in the centre.
• One 5-bedded room with sea view
• One 8-bedded room this is usually the Male dormitory with sea and mountain views

There are no toilets or shower rooms on this floor

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Prices on request

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Risk assessments available and pre visit visits can be arranged.
Fire alarm is checked weekly and serviced every 6 months

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
John Taylor, YHA Borth, Morlais, Borth SY24 5JS 01970 871498

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
No first aider on site

Please list facilities available.
Public Areas
Halls, and Corridors
There is good colour contrast to floor, walls and doorways throughout the building. All public areas, halls, stairs, landings and lifts are well lit using a combination of ceiling and wall lights.
The flooring is carpeted but may be slightly uneven in places
Access to the first and second floors is via wooden staircases. There are two of these; both have wooden steps, and both can be quite narrow. Due to the age of the building none of the floors are level throughout; there are steps up to shared facilities and some rooms have steps down to access them.

Public WCs
There are no public toilet facilities in the building and no toilets on the ground floor.
There are unisex WCs on the first floor, none of which meets modern accessibility standards. These are well-lit with fluorescents and have non-slip flooring.
The Field study centre has 3 unisex toilets one of which is fully disabled compatible.

Dining Room
The dining room is located on the ground floor and has level access from the entry hall via a single leaf doorway. It is level throughout, but the floor is uneven in places and is fully carpeted..
Here we have a selection of wooden tables, and straight backed wooden chairs without armrests. The tables can be moved; please ask at reception and we will be happy to assist. The room is well-lit with natural light during the day, but is slightly more dimly lit at night with ceiling lights.
Table service is available in dining room by prior arrangement and is subject to availability; please ask at reception and we will be happy to help. We are also happy to cater for dietary requirements or any particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us of these before your arrival.

The lounge is located on the ground floor next to the dining room and reception. Access is through a single leaf door. This is a bright room lit with ceiling lights at night and natural light in the day.
There are sofas, armchairs, cushioned stools and wooden chairs with armrests. There are also low coffee tables. The chairs and tables are moveable. The flooring is carpeted.

Self-Catering Kitchen
The self-catering kitchen is located on the ground floor next to the lounge. There is a raised threshold through a single leaf door. Space in the kitchen can be very limited, particularly during busy periods. The flooring is laminate.
The kitchen is equipped with a toaster, microwave, 2 electric ovens with hobs, a cordless kettle, a fridge-freezer and two sinks. Crockery and some kitchen equipment are kept in high shelving units. We would be happy to move these to lower storage if required.

Laundry and Drying Facilities
An internal laundry room is available, there is a washing machine which costs £2 to use including detergent. Access is not allowed to the public and needs to be operated by hostel staff.
The drying room is directly accessed from the foyer through a single leaf door, and is available all year round.

Games Room
Access is through a single leaf door from the drying room. The floor is slightly uneven in places and is tiled.
The games room has table football and a pool table

Field Study Centre
The field study centre is a separate building adjacent to the car park, and consists of 2 classrooms toilets and a kitchen.
Full disabled ramp access is available and of the 3 toilets, 1 is full disabled accessible.
The floor in the centre is level and has single leaf doors from the entrance to the classrooms, toilets and kitchen.
We provide tables and metal chairs with padded seats which can be set out in a variety of arrangements.

The back of the hostel consist of a tarmacked area which can be uneven in places, and access to the field study centre and bike store.
In front of the hostel facing the quiet road and sea wall is a gravelled area which has 2 seating benches and 8 picnic benches.

Cycle Shed
The cycle shed is accessed from the car park.

What are your opening times?
Reception is open from 8.00am-10am and then from 5pm until 11pm. Reception may be closed 15 minutes in the evening to see the fabulous sunsets

Additional Information

• We do not permit pets, but service dogs are very welcome.
• We do not permit smoking anywhere in the hostel.
• A member of staff is always available on site, including at night (access calling emergency number (the pay phone is in the foyer), or by knocking at the staff house; instructions with a plan are left by reception).
• Emergency lighting and fire alarms fitted. We ensure that all guests are evacuated in the event of fire or any emergency requiring evacuation. Arrangements for guests needing assistance to evacuate in case of fire should be discussed beforehand.
• Evacuation procedures are displayed in each bedroom.
• Mobile phone reception is poor in the immediate vicinity.
• There is Wi-Fi at this hostel.

• The nearest rail station is Borth which is 0.4 miles away.
• There is a regular bus service from the hostel to Aberystwyth. There is also a number of local taxi services who can provide accessible taxis if booked in advance.
• The centre of the village is 0.5 miles from the hostel. There is a pavement and street lighting along this route.
• The hostel’s details can be seen on YHA’s website; please click on the Maps and Directions tab to view a map and transport options.
• You can contact the hostel by phone or e-mail (please see contact information).

Car Parking and Arrival
We have ample on-site parking approximately 15 metres from the main entrance. We would be happy to reserve a place closest to the entrance if required. The floor surface is tarmac and the area closest to the hostel is lit at night.
Access from the car park is via a tarmac driveway with a slight incline. There are four steps with a handrail from here up to the hostel entrance. There are 2 further steps leading to reception.
If you let us know what time you are coming we will do our best to provide assistance moving to and from cars.

Main Entrance and Reception
To enter the hostel there are two doorways. At the front door the threshold is raised. There is then another step up through the manual single leaf main door, which opens outwards. Unfortunately we do not have a portable ramp.
The reception can be found on the ground floor through one single leaf door followed by a narrower single leaf door with a raised threshold. The flooring in the entry hall is carpeted.
The reception desk does not have a low level service section. The flooring in here is carpet, and the room is lit by wall lights. A seat is available here.
Check-in is from 5pm until 10.30 pm and check-out is at 10am. Alternative times may be arranged.


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels

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