Set in the picturesque village of Lawrenny and surrounded by organic farmland, our hostel provides comfortable and simple accommodation. A relaxed and friendly base for your stay in Pembrokeshire, our five bedrooms sleeping a total of 22 people, can be booked as dormitories or private rooms whilst groups or larger parties can rent the whole hostel.
Lawrenny is at the heart of the ‘Secret Waterway’. Four rivers come together to form the Daugleddau estuary which meanders through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ancient hanging woodland drops down to tidal inlets, a patchwork of fields roll into the distance, and tree-covered lanes lead you to the beautiful beaches of south Pembrokeshire. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the action then Lawrenny Hostel is the ideal location.
Our five bedrooms are clean and comfortable. Beds are made up ready for you, so no need to bring a sleeping bag, and each room has a washbasin.
The bathroom area has power showers, lavatories and more washbasins. There is also a drying room for when the sea, or the estuary, get the better of you and your clothes!
Downstairs there is an open plan sitting room and kitchen with plenty of sofas for taking a well-earned rest after a busy day enjoying the sights and sounds of the area. The kitchen is well equipped for all your self-catering needs, but if you don’t fancy cooking up a storm the Lawrenny Arms is just a 10 minute walk, or 2 minute drive away.
Outside we have a patio with a table and chairs and two picnic benches. There is also a double barbecue for those warm summer evenings when nothing will do but that char-grilled flavour for your sausages.
For groups you can also book the village hall – it has an adjoining door and is a great space for a party, extra running around room for children, or to run seminars or leisure courses.
There is a large car park to the rear of the hostel.
There are some beautiful walks around Lawrenny, starting with ‘The Loop’. This 3 mile walk takes in the best of the countryside and estuary views and can be done in either direction, although we prefer finishing at the Quayside Tearooms with one of their delicious cakes or a spot of lunch!
The waters around Lawrenny are perfect for kayaking. You can bring your own equipment, or rent all you need from local suppliers. Spend your time exploring up and down river, stopping at scenic points along the way. A particular favourite with vistors and locals alike is the Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay. A magical spot for an evening drink when the tide is high.
Below is our contact details, a map of where we are and a list with of things to do and see nearby.
Contact - Laura Lort-Phillips
Name - Lawrenny Village Hostel
Address - Lawrenny Village, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PW
Tel - 01646 651270
Parking - There is parking at the hostel
West Angle Bay
Anna’s Welsh Zoo
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm
The Dinosaur Park
Boat trips to Skomer Island, Caldey Island
Gardens, Castles & Cathedrals
Picton Castle & Gardens
Colby Woodland Garden
Upton Castle Gardens
Stackpole Walled Gardens
St Davids Cathedral & the Bishop’s Palace
The hostel was originally a village school, with pupils walking from up to 2 miles away, but in 1965, due to dwindling numbers the school was closed. The building was then given to the community to be used as a village hall. In the late 1990s, with the aid of Millennium Lottery funding, the hostel was created. Initially a part of the YHA, and run in conjunction with the Princes Trust, the hostel was taken back in hand and now is overseen by a group of trustees, with profits benefitting the community.
Lawrenny is a friendly and cohesive village, so much so that we also have a community shop. Run by Roger and Kate, and manned by a faithful band of volunteers the shop really does cater for almost every need. From a wide range of food to household goods, clothing to gifts, there’s something for everyone.
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