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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Wells-next-the-sea


Church Plain, Wells, Norfolk, NR23 1EQ

T: 0845 371 9544

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Board GamesCot availableCredit cards acceptedCycle Store

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room


En suite rooms available


Library / Quiet room



Self catering only

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families


Under 3s welcome


31 Beds

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About YHA Wells-next-the-Sea

Visit this picturesque Norfolk fishing town, a great location for activity breaks, walking holidays and relaxing weekends away. Explore creeks and salt marshes teeming with bird life, walk along sandy beaches on a seaside break, or take a boat trip to see the seal colony. Go crabbing on the quayside before tucking into the local fish and chips. Castle, church and abbey ruins are just waiting to be discovered, along with art galleries, steam railways, a reconstructed Iron Age village and cycle ways galore.

Why not look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

Need to know

The hostel is self-catering only, but within walking distance from a good selection of pubs and shops.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • So much to do, a weekend break may not be enough! Spend a day in Holkham, visit the Hall & Bygones Museum, stroll or cycle through the Deer Park via the Walled Gardens, Triumphal Arch and Ice House. Visit the local Boutiques at the North Gates entrance and relax in the Stables Café or Victoria Hotel before enjoying an evening by the seaside on the award winning Holkham Beach.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Wells-next-the-Sea. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea and hire the whole place to yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

YHA School Trips

YHA Wells-next-the-Sea is a great location for a school excursion, offering the chance to combine learning experiences with fun activities. The hostel itself is a renovated church hall now offering thoroughly modern facilities ideal for an educational visit, and although it is self-catering only, all the necessary amenities are located close by.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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