Tourist hostel accommodation and conferencing facilities in the heart of Cheltenham

Dear Number 6 Customer, 

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been actively following the Government`s advice to see when we will be able to reopen. According to the latest Government guidelines the hospitality industry in England was able to reopen on 4th July 2020. However, even though we are very keen to welcome guests back, the nature of our business as a Hostel accommodation of dormitories and shared facilitates are still not allowing it and we should still remain closed. Therefore, at this stage we are still going to be closed in August 2020 and at the moment we are not taking bookings for future dates either. In additionour conferencing facilities will remain closed too, until further notice. 

We are in a very fluid situation, the Government`s advice and guidelines are changing on a weekly basiswe are working hard to review and incorporate them to ensure that we can reopen when we can provide safety to all our stakeholderswe will keep updating our website to inform you about what we are doing and we are also available by phone or email if you have any enquire.  


Situated in the heart of Cheltenham, our charming Regency villa is the ideal accommodation choice for anyone looking for an affordable stay in this beautiful spa town.

We welcome both short stay and long-term guests, making us a great home for those on short breaks, such as those who want to enjoy any of Cheltenham’s fine festivals or who are visiting at any other time of the year (tourists, backpackers, cyclists, ramblers) or for those in need of longer stays, such as internships, work placements and students.

No two rooms are the same, which is great because we can offer something that can suit everyone.  We can even cater for large groups in our two dormitory rooms.

Number 6 is located just a 5 minute walk from the High Street, Town Hall and Theatres, providing our guests with plenty of choice for shopping, entertainment and dining out.  It also means that public transport is close at hand making the beautiful surrounding Cotswold countryside, villages and towns easily accessible.

In addition to accommodation, Number 6 has conference and meeting rooms for hire. 

The convenient location, great facilities and friendly staff make it a perfect destination whatever the need.

Number 6 is part of YMCA Cheltenham and provides income to support YMCA’s various charitable works across Gloucestershire.  These include providing safe and secure accommodation for homeless and vulnerable people, sports and exercise at our own Sports Centre, aswell as children and family work.  YMCA Cheltenham is a local charity providing for local communities in both Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Bookings can be made here

Availability and rooms

At Number 6 we have 29 rooms including singles, twins, triples and two dormitories (sleeping 6 and 8).

Guide prices per night range from:

  • £20 - dormitory bed
  • £30 - single room
  • £40 – twin room
  • £50 - triple occupancy (available in our larger rooms upon request)

Please enquire for:

  • long term rates for stays over 4 weeks
  • prices during Gold Cup week and other Festivals
  • group bookings & student rates


Our bedrooms are individual in shape and size, and a few are even a little “quirky”!  They are kept spotlessly clean by our own housekeeping team.  Your bed will be made ready for you, and your room will have somewhere for you to hang clothes/coats as well as a mirror and chair; some rooms may also have a table or drawer unit.  Shower and toilet facilities are situated centrally on each floor.  Towels are available to hire for a small charge.  Guests have access to our large TV lounge and kitchen/dining area with a range of kitchen equipment where they can prepare their own meals and relax.  No meals are provided by the YMCA.

  • Some of our rooms have washbasins and vanity units
  • FREE Wi-Fi in all areas
  • We have a laundry room that guests can use to launder their own personal belongings for a small charge
  • Television, books and board games are available for guest use in the TV lounge

Key Features

  • In the town centre, just minutes from the Town Hall, shops, restaurants and theatres
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Central heating throughout
  • Self-catering with fridges/freezers available for guests to use during their stay
  • Iron and ironing board available

Parking & Transport

On-street parking vouchers are available to Number 6 guests for a small charge (maximum one voucher per room).  Please speak to a member of the reception team if you wish to take advantage of this special facility.

Number 6 is located in the centre of Cheltenham  and within walking distance of transport hubs and key attractions:  7 minute walk to Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, 15 minute walk to Cheltenham Train Station and 25 minute walk to Cheltenham Racecourse. 


In addition to conveniently located accommodation, Number 6 also offers meeting rooms for hire.

The Conference Room is beautifully decorated in keeping with the Georgian ambience of the villa making it a great space to discuss business, host meetings or social gatherings.  The special atmosphere helps to promote “out of the box” thinking, whilst its warm tranquillity makes it ideal for those more intimate 1-2-1 or small group meetings.  Depending on the layout, we can accommodate anything from two people to 80 people.

The Lecture Room is a large, wooden-floored space making it very versatile in its use. Rich in character, the room has an attractive fireplace at each end and is the perfect venue for anything from group meetings to exercise classes.

The Quiet Place is situated just off the main reception area and was previously the YMCA Chapel.  It still contains some of the Chapel features and its name reflects its previous use.  It is a small meeting room with carpeted floor and glass doors (vertical blinds ensure privacy if required). 

We would be pleased to provide refreshments and tasty buffets to suit your requirements at an additional cost.  Please contact our team for full details.

Full details of all our conferencing options are included here.

Accessibility:  We have a lift which ensures that all of our meeting rooms can be accessed by users of both wheelchairs and some small mobility scooters.  Our toilets, including a separate disabled facility, are situated on the first floor, again easily accessible via our lift.  Should you need to use the lift, please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.

Contact us

Tel: 01242 533934 or 01242 524024

Bookings: Number 6 direct bookings

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Number6Chelt

Number 6 Part of YMCA Cheltenham, 6 Vittoria Walk, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire  GL50 1TP  UK