In the heart of Cirencester within easy reach of the Cotswolds


The Barrel Store, New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH

Converted in 2016, The Barrel Store is part of the renowned regional centre for contemporary craft, New Brewery Arts, with its popular café, gallery, craft shop, workshops & courses and makers’ studios right on your doorstep.
Perfect for singles, couples, families or groups, The Barrel Store also known as YHA Cotswolds offers stylish accommodation in the centre of Cirencester. The Barrel Store is close to all the shopping, eating and heritage amenities offered by this historic market town, the capital of the Cotswolds, including Westonbirt Arboretum, Bibury, Blenheim, Cotswold Wildlife Park and many more and is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The former barrel store of Cirencester Brewery, the 19th Century Cotswold stone building was beautifully and creatively transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well- appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. This is budget accommodation with high end flair. It is also the first accommodation in Gloucestershire to achieve Passivhaus standards, making your stay environmentally friendly as well as comfortable.
The Barrel Store accommodates up to 43 people over two floors in fourteen rooms, with a combination of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, thirteen with en suite facilities. Ground floor disabled accommodation available.
A unique crafted oak ‘barrel’ stair well leads down to the residents’ room – self- catering kitchen, large communal dining and relaxation area. Laundry facilities and guest bike lockers complete the welcoming accommodation at this boutique hostel.

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The Barrel Store | In the heart of Cirencester within easy reach of the Cotswolds

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Rooms & Beds:

43:1×1, 2×2 bunks, 1×2 double, 3×3 single over double, 7×4 bunks.


All year. All day

Price per night:

Bunks in shared room from £28, single room from £45.


Book via website or email. For whole hostels booking get in touch by email or telephone.


By Car: Travelling to Cirencester by Road – From the North: Leave the M5 at junction 11a, and follow the A417 towards Cirencester. Leave the A417 at the Burford Road junction and turn right into Cirencester. From the South: As above, leave the M5 at junction 11a. From the East: Leave the M4 at junction 15 (Swindon) and follow A417 to Cirencester. From the West: Leave the M4 at either junction 17 or 18 and follow signposts to Cirencester. For Sat Nav, use postcode GL7 1HW. Follow signs to Brewery Car Park, The Barrel Store is adjacent to the car park (fee payable).

Public Transport:

Public Transport: Stagecoach with Swanbrook Ltd providing a service between Cirencester and Gloucester, and Pullhams Ltd offering various services for the surrounding Cotswold area. For full details: Stagecoach – 01452 418630 or visit, Swanbrook Ltd – 01452 712386 or visit, Pullhams Ltd – 01451 820369 or visit Cotswold Green provide a service to some outlying villages and Stroud.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is at Kemble (around 4 miles from Cirencester) on the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line. Trains run to Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham (for the Midlands and North) and to Swindon (for London Paddington, Reading, Bath, Bristol and South Wales). There are through services to and from London Paddington. From Kemble you can get a bus or taxi to Cirencester.
By Coach: National Express coach services stop at Beeches Car Park (London Road, Cirencester), (0.5 miles from New Brewery Arts). National Express coaches to Cirencester Direct routes include London Victoria, Heathrow Airport, Cheltenham and Swindon. 0871 781 8181

This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the present or past youth hostel page and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.

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