Caerhafod Lodge Hostel

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3 nights at Caerhafod Lodge, Pembrokeshire Coast – review

Caerhafod Lodge - Pembrokeshire Coast

Caerhafod Lodge is a beautiful hostel. Not only do you have lovely accommodation. But it comes with idyllic views of the Pembrokeshire coastline. And even though I was hiking along the coast every day. It’s not somewhere I could get bored of. Starting my day drinking coffee outside admiring the stunning views was simply breathtaking.

Address:

Caerhafod, Llanrhian, Nr. St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62 5BD

Location:

A wonderful location in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with views on your doorstep of the Irish Sea. St Davids is 6 miles heading south along the coast. And in the opposite direction Fishguard is 10 miles away. Swansea is about 1 hour and 45 minutes drive.

Hostel facilities:

  • 5 en-suite dorm rooms
  • 23 beds
  • Large fully equipped kitchen
  • Cosy lounge/social area
  • Picnic benches and BBQ area outside
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities

Cost:

  • Adults £20 per night*
  • Under 16 £15 per night*
  • Group rates are also available

*All rates correct at time of writing. For latest rates click here: Hostel rates

About Caerhafod Lodge

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The Lodge is privately owned by Carolyn. You might guess from the photos but the accommodation is converted farm buildings. My room was the old pig shed. But I can assure you it’s now a beautiful clean room, no evidence of pigs!! The rooms have their existing wooden beams and features. And the outside is painted in a beautiful bright green which fits beautifully with the country surroundings.

Away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. Phone and internet signal is limited. However, there is Wi-Fi which works pretty well. In emergencies, there is also a payphone available.

Check-in

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I’m greeted by Carolyn when I arrive. And her very friendly dog who wants me to play fetch, I can’t resist a cute dog. I immediately feel very welcomed, which is always lovely after a long drive.

Carolyn gives me a mini tour of the property. Starting with the small laundry and drying room. Perfect for me wet trainers to go straight into! And to stop my car smelling like mud. A scent I’m kind of getting used to on this trip!

Next, we go into the spacious kitchen, then out the back door and to stop and admire the pretty scenery. Around the building, there are picnic benches and a BBQ area which I can imagine to be a great social area. A door leads into a large lounge area, which has games. And thank goodness no TV. It’s great to get completely away from technology.

Dorm room

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I am so lucky I have a 6-bed dorm room all to myself. The benefit of travelling mid-week, out of peak season!

There are 3 bunk beds, all made up in matching bed linen, hmm which one to choose! I opt for a top bunk in the corner of the room. I normally prefer the bottom bunk, it’s easier. But these are a bit low and it will be nice to sit up in bed without banging my head!

A small heater with instructions how to control is next to the bathroom. As well as a small hanging rail for coats.

The room is perfect for me. I can imagine with 6 people and all their belongings it could be a squeeze. But the hostel has great social spaces so there’s always somewhere to hang out.

Facilities at Caerhafod Lodge

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One thing I love about staying in hostels is the ability to cook my own food. The kitchen here is fantastic, set up as 2 mini kitchens in one. Including multiple kettles and toasters, always popular in the morning rush. There’s a middle bench area with stools as well as several tables for eating.

Within the kitchen, there’s small information area. A few books plus a great information folder with various walks around the area. These are all available to borrow and return during your time at the hostel.

Overall thoughts

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As a solo traveller, this is was a wonderful place to stay for 3 nights. Although I can imagine that it would suit groups and families too. In fact, there was a large group of Geology students staying. And they come back every year. So to me that says a lot about a place if you keep returning.

The location is perfect. Did I already mention that? Well, I honestly can say I loved it. The Pembrokeshire Coast is stunning and to have views of it whilst eating breakfast was wonderful.

The hostel itself is clean and tidy. And has great facilities. What more could you want for £20 a night!

Read more about my challenge here: Ultimate UK Road Trip & Hiking Challenge

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For further information or to book email: caerhafod@aol.com or go to: www. caerhafod.co.uk

 

*I was a guest at Caerhafod Lodge. However, all views and opinions are my own.

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