The Old School Hostel and Budget Bed & Breakfast Accommodation 

Pembrokeshire, Wales

We regret that the Old School Hostel is currently closed.  It is due to reopen with new owners in the near future.  To make an enquiry about staying please contact Paul on 07845-625-005,or email


If you are walking the coast path unfortunately there is a shortage of accommodation in Trefin at present but there is a very comfortable B & B in the village called Crannog which welcomes bookings for one night. Phone Heather on 01348 831 507. If you cannot find accommodation in Trefin we recommend that when you arrive in the village you take the 413 or 404 bus to Fishguard where there is a good choice of accommodation including two excellent hostels, Hamilton Lodge 01348 874 797 and James John Hamilton House Hostel 01348 874 288. The following morning you can catch the bus back to Trefin to resume your walk.

There is a well appointed hostel near Trefin called Caerhafod Lodge which we thoroughly recommend for longer stays for families and groups. Phone Caroline on 01348 837 859.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who chose to stay with us in our little hostel in this far flung corner of Wales. The very best thing about our time here has been meeting you, whether you were a guest staying for just a night or one of our lovely volunteer helpers who were here for several months. There was something about this place that was special and without you it would have been nothing. All the very best to you all from Chris and Sue.



10.0 Rated by guests

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10.0 Rated by guests

Stop Press!  The Old School Hostel has just been voted a Stellar Stays Winner.  We rank no.4 out of 583 places to stay in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Featured Property

A unique place to stay offering great value for money hostel accommodation in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales ….

Welcome to The Old School Hostel and Budget Bed and Breakfast where we’ve had a lot of fun trying to create one of the nicest budget lodgings you’ll find anywhere.

As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Section, The Guardian Online,  Coast Magazine, Lonely Planet and The Rough Guide to The Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget. We’re chuffed to receive so many lovely comments on Trip Advisor.  Out of a total of 153 reviews we’re rated 142 Excellent and 7 Very Good.

Situated in the attractive village of Trefin, in North Pembrokeshire, which has a pub and a cafe. We’re not far from the cathedral city of St David’s and only a few minutes walk from the world famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

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About The Hostel

Comfortable and characterful, we’re a far cry from spartan hostels of old. There’s free internet access plus wi-fi and the well equipped kitchen makes The Old School Hostel a great budget hostel accommodation and self catering option. The cosy lounge features an extensive library and there are plenty of toys and games to keep the kids happy. Click here to find out more

Bedrooms and Prices

With decor that wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel, comfy memory foam mattresses and nearly all rooms featuring an en-suite solar powered shower, there’s nowhere quite like The Old School Hostel. In fact you’ll be surprised that it’s hostel accommodation.  There’s no hint of boutique about our prices though! Our prices range from just £16 per person. Click here to tour the bedroom options


hostel bedrooms and prices

Budget Bed & Breakfast

Budget prices = budget hostel accommodation? Not at The Old School Hostel. We use lots of tasty, organic, fair-trade and local produce. Another real plus is that, unlike ordinary B&Bs, you don’t have to go out to eat every night.  Save money by self catering in our well equipped kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful B&B here in beautiful Pembrokeshire, consider choosing us. We’re certainly cheap and we’re usually cheerful! Bed and breakfast prices start at £16 per person. Click here for more details.


The Old School Hostel is a great venue for groups of up to 22 looking for a comfortable base from which to explore all that Pembrokeshire offers.  Perfect for walking groups, cyclists, (we are on Sustrans Route 4 The Celtic Trail) or families and groups of friends looking for an inexpensive hideaway near the sea.  We’re a day’s walk, or a hour’s cycle or a 20 minute drive from Wales’s smallest city St David’s.  Here in North Pembrokeshire are the idyllic beaches of Whitsands, Abermawr and Traeth Llyfyn, and the unique village of Porthgain.  Day trips can take you north to Cardigan, Newport and the Preselli’s, or to South Pembrokeshire and Tenby, or Pembroke and it’s impressive castle, or Stackpole Quay and Bosherston’s lakes.  There’s more than enough to explore!  Click here for more details.

How to Book

How To Book

Book On-line using the calendar at the top of this page. Phone to pay by card, or make a bank transfer.  Or email us if there’s anything else you’d like to know. Click here for more details.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

We are ideally situated for our wonderful wild and rugged stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The Old School Hostel accommodation is an inexpensive and comfy overnight stop if you’re walking the whole 186 miles of the path, or a section of it. Another great option, allowing you to dump the heavy backpack, is to base yourself here for a few days. A 44 mile stretch of the path is easily accessed for day walks using the splendid coastal bus service. This page is under construction

Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Trefin Village Pembrokeshire

Our Village

The Old School Hostel is in the centre of the attractive cliff top village of Trefin and it’s only a short stroll to the pub and a cafe. A spectacular coastal walk of less than one hour brings you to the harbour side village of Porthgain, home to the popular Sloop Inn and The Shed, an award winning seafood bistro. A short drive away is St Davids, Britain’s smallest city and the ever popular beach at Whitesands Bay. This page is under construction