Group Bookings at The Old School Hostel, Trefin near St Davids, Pembrokshire


Are you a group of family and friends looking to escape for a few days break in a wonderful get-away-from-it-all location?

Like to find somewhere to stay that’s perhaps just that bit special but that won’t break the bank?

By the sea maybe, or in a National Park or even both…

Need to make a group booking somewhere that would be a great place to celebrate a birthday or hold that long planned reunion? Perhaps you’re looking for a comfortable base for a walking group within easy reach of a world class national trail…or for a special interest holiday in an area that has inspired many an artist and is rich in wildlife and history. We’re afraid we don’t do stag or hens but if you’re looking for somewhere for your group booking that is away from the hurly-burly of the modern world for a while then The Old School Hostel may be just the place you are looking for.


We’re situated in the attractive village of Trefin, a short walk from the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path and only a 20 minute drive from the cathedral city of St. David’s. In the village there’s The Ship Inn which can cater for your group booking and The Mill cafe where James, the owner/chef, would be very happy to provide an evening meal exclusively for your group booking. The hostel itself has a well equipped kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own meals.

The ground floor of the hostel premises incorporates the village community room and group booking the hostel have used this for combined yoga and walking holidays, a venue for language lessons, nature talks and arts and crafts activities and for children’s birthday parties. It’s also a convenient space for larger groups to dine together and can be hired at a very low cost. Give us a call to discuss your group booking requirements and see our links page for contact details for the pub, café, children’s entertainers etc.

Group booking can use village hall
Room 1
Room 4
Lounge With Daffodils

Group Booking

There are 6 bedrooms in the main hostel building sleeping from 2 to 6 people. Three rooms have double beds and all rooms have en-suite showers.

The bedrooms are superior to typical hostel accommodation as they feature top quality furnishings and décor, however they are quite small and storage facilities are limited.  All rooms have en-suite showers.

If all beds are used for Single Occupancy: We can accommodate up to 17 + 1* (up to 12 of these beds are lower berth.)

  • 17 people in hostel beds ( 9 are lower berths)
  • *Plus 1 person in our self contained en-suite studio room
  • *Our studio room is close to but separate from the main hostel building and is priced separately

If standard size double beds are used for Double Occupancy: We can accommodate 20 + 2* (up to 16 of these beds are lower berth.)

  • 14 people in single beds
  • 6 people (3 couples) in 3 standard size double beds
  • *Plus 2 people (1 couple) in our self contained en-suite studio room which has a standard size double.
  • *Our studio room is close to but separate from the main hostel building and is priced separately

Our rates  for larger groups are commensurate with bunkhouse type accommodation due to the space limitations in the bedrooms and communal facilities.


Room Layout

Room 1: SLEEPS 2 in 1 x bunk bed with wash basin and en-suite shower.

Room 2: SLEEPS 6 in 3 x bunk beds with wash basin and en-suite shower.

Room 3: SLEEPS 2 – 3 in 1 x bunk with standard size double on the lower berth with wash basin and en-suite shower.

Room 4: SLEEPS 2 in 1 x bunk with small 4’ width (1.25 metre) double on the lower berth with wash basin and en-suite shower

Room 5: SLEEPS 2 – 3 in 1 x bunk with standard size double on the lower berth and wash basin and en-suite shower.

Room 6: SLEEPS 3 – 4 in 1 standard double bed and 1 x bunk bed with wash basin and en-suite shower.

A further 2 people can be accommodated in our self contained studio room, Ty Popty which has a double bed and is separate from the main hostel premises. For details of Ty Popty’s facilities and prices see ‘Bedrooms and Prices/Self Contained Studio Room’.


We offer a tiered pricing policy that offers great value for money whether you’re a large group utilising the hostel to capacity or a smaller group which allows more personal space:

16 People or more:           Standard Tariff:   £275per night          Peak Periods: £300 per night

E.g.: 18 people = approx £16 each per night, 20 people = approx. £14 each per night.

13 – 15 People:               Standard Tariff:   £250 per night              Peak Periods: £275 per night

E.g.: 13 people = approx £20 each per night, 15 people = £17 each per night.

12 People or less:             Standard Tariff:   £230 per night             Peak Periods: £250 per night

E.g.:  12 people = approx £20 each per night, 10 people = £24 each per night.

See ‘Bedrooms & Prices/Self contained Studio Room’ for details of our en-suite studio room’s tariff


Our minimum length of stay for exclusive use hostel bookings is 2 nights.


Normally our maximum length of stay for exclusive use of hostel bookings is 10 years. (Please pay in advance directly into our Swiss bank account.)

Breakfast & Packed Lunch

We offer a well equipped self-catering kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, or we can recommend The Mill Café in the village for a friendly waitress service and choice of cooked breakfasts.  Self cater or be catered for – the choice is yours.

Standard Breakfast at The Mill Café Trefin

Standard Breakfast at The Mill Café Trefin

We love to support other businesses in the village where the owner has put as much effort as we have into making their ventures a special place to be, so if you fancy a cooked breakfast we have no hesitation in recommending James’ cafe, The Mill which is just down the road from us. Everything is cooked to order, for groups you’ll need to book. Give him a call on 01348 831650

Maybe you’d also like to order a packed lunch from the Mill Café, this includes a  sandwich, a choice of fruit, a chocky bar and a choice of crisps and drink, all for just £7.



Christmas & New Year

With wonderfully atmospheric Christmas services in St. David’s cathedral, some great winter walking to be had on the coast and a roaring fire in our local pub, Pembrokeshire is a special place to spend the festive season. We’ll supply the Christmas tree and decorations and ambience, you bring your family and friends.

SPECIAL OFFER – ChrisIciclestmas from only £15 per person per night!

At Christmas we offer a characterful budget alternative to an expensive larger  holiday let. For a maximum group size of 10, allowing everyone ample room to spread out and unwrap all their pressies, the hostel is available on a self catering basis for the exclusive use of your party for only £250 per  night!  See below for the  room layout. The minimum length of stay is 3 nights. *Please contact us for prices if your group is larger than 10 people.

A popular venue for a group of families and friends over New Year, The Old School Hostel is available for your exclusive use from £230 per night with a minimum of 3 nights stay.


Food Glorious Food (Page still under construction)

One thing’s for sure, you won’t go hungry here in Trefin! This link takes you to our recommendations for cooked breakfasts, lunch and dinner options including our packed lunch menu. You’ll also find information on where to find the nearest supermarkets and speciality food shops. Also there are tips about which cafes we think serve the best coffee and where we’d go for that special meal out. Click here to find out more.

Meal At The Shed
Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Our Village

Our Village