Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP

Call Bridges Youth Hostel on 01588 650656

Independent Youth Hostel in the Shropshire Hills

This small hostel, once the old village school, is tucked away in the Shropshire hills with the Long Mynd to the east and Stiperstones to the west.

It is an ideal spot for ramblers with the Shropshire Way passing close by and a great network of uncrowded paths to explore. Ideally situated for the End to End cycle route and plenty of mountain biking opportunities.

The nearby small towns of Church Stretton, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Bishops Castle and sleepy Montgomery are all worth a visit. There's also the Acton Scott working farm museum and Snailbeach former lead mines close by.

The hostel has a good kitchen, lounge with wood fire, books and games, a drying room, a food shop and a large garden. There are two en-suite rooms of 4 beds, two 6 bed rooms, and one room with 8 beds with discounts for families. One of these has some facilities for the disabled which the hostel will tell you more about if you phone.

Home cooked three course evening meals are available, using fruit and vegetables from the hostel garden all year round. These are not standard YHA meals, they are grown and cooked with pride by the hostel staff. Camping is available and there is a pub nearby.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    28: 2x4 en suite, 2x6, 1x8 plus camping
  • Open:

    All year except Xmas. Reception:8-10am & 5-10pm. Hostel closes at 11pm.
  • Price per night:

    4-bed ensuite: £110, £95 2+ nights. 6-bed: £135, £120 2+ nights. 8-bed: £170, £140 2+ nights. Sole use from £425.
  • Booking:

    Telephone to book. No credit or debit cards accepted. Cheques must be made payable to Bridges Youth Hostel not YHA.
  • Directions:

    From Church Stretton, take The Burway road uphill. Take right fork at top of Long Mynd (this route is not advisable in bad winter weather). From Shrewsbury take road via Longden and Pulverbatch, then left by Bridges Pub.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains at Church Stretton (5 miles) with a shuttle bus to Bridges at weekends from April to September.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Shropshire Way
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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
yYHA Affiliated

r Accessibility Info

Access: there is ramped access into the main entrance, the door has a slight sill and can allow a wheelchair to comfortably manoeuvre through. Bedroom: There is a ground floor accessible bedroom with ramped access and accommodations to make the room more user friendly Toilet: This is ensuite to the previously mentioned room and has low shower controls and grab bars for the toilet and shower ..Click for photos and more


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This former school started taking in overnight guests in 1931

August 18th 2022

In fact, Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel can claim to be the second longest serving hostel in England. The longest being YHA Street (Somerset). In the 50’s it was known as the Hugh Gibbins Memorial Hostel. In 1991 it moved into private hands and became one of the earliest YHA Enterprise Hostels. In 2009 we welcomed Bridges into our Independent Hostel network

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An ideal rest for ramblers of the Shropshire Way!

October 11th 2018

With a network of uncrowded footpaths to enjoy, Bridges Youth Hostel gives you a relaxing opportunity to get to know Shewsbury’s nature while taking a few nights rest from your adventure!

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Active Adventures in the Shropshire ‘Black Hole’

November 10th 2020

A weekend of fell running and walking in Shropshire and one of discoveries: Bridges Youth Hostel in Ratlinghope was a great place to stay, cosy and warm, with power showers, hearty vegan/vegetarian breakfasts, lots of advice on the best routes and a lovely pub a stone’s throw away. Shropshire exceeded all expectations, with stunning views, deserted routes and the wonderful sound of silence. I will be back!

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