Swansea’s budget hostel where 12 people can sleep in one room in bunk beds lining the walls

If you don’t mind sharing, there’s a new budget option for a stay in Swansea and it’s right in the heart of the city centre.

Cwtsh Hostel has opened in Castle Square and is the new stopover for visitors to the city.

Its owners said it was already off to a good start, with people coming from afar and many reservations pending.

A combination of pod and private accommodation, it has nine rooms in total – four of which are private with double beds, five dorms, three 12-bed and one four-bed, and the last dorm will become a ten-bed .

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Llyr Roberts welcomes you to Cwtsh Hostel

Inside one of the bedrooms

One of the private bedrooms with a double bed

Managing director Llyr Roberts said: “It was a very busy opening night, we had rugby fans, students from Bath coming over for a weekend, an American couple and a mix of people.

“Bookings are looking pretty good, the Christmas period seems busy. It’s been an incredible amount of hard work and stress, so to see it actually open and starting to take bookings is great.”

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How much does it cost to stay there?

A single pod bed is £20 per night, it’s £25 per night for the four bed dorm. Private rooms will start at £50 a night. Mr. Roberts has previously described how the company hopes to capture the budget side of the market.

There are some common facilities

…and lounge areas

The entrance to the hostel

What else is there?

It has a small cafe, while Welsh lessons and electric bike hire are also on offer. There is also a shared kitchen and a common area with cooking facilities, projectors, a cinema and lots of games.

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Linda G. Ibarra