YHA in South West
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor
Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QW

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    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

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Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Drying room
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for activity breaks
  • Great for climbing
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Sole use
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Great location
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £6 per person









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Need to Know

Reception Times

08.00 - 10.00
16.00 - 20.00 (22.00 during school holidays)


16.00 - 20.00


08.00 - 10.00

Open every day?

YHA Okehampton Bracker Tor is open every day. The hostel may be on YHA Exclusive Hire during certain times of the year.

24 hour access?


Towels & Toiletries

Towels are not provided but may be hired for a small charge.


Free car parking is available on-site.

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Maps & Directions


Bracken Tor, Saxongate, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QW

How to get here

By car: From the east: leave the A30 at Okehampton junction and follow the road for about one mile into the town. At the third set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, turn left following the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. After 200m, take the third turning right up Station Road. Follow this road, passing over the railway bridge and A30. There is a small turning on the right, after the dual carriageway, which leads to an unmade road to YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor. Large coaches will not find this easy to access, seek advice from our managers for large groups arriving by coach. Do not use the postcode for GPS Sat Nav as it may try to direct you up an access road for emergency vehicles only. Set your Sat Nav for Okehampton town centre and once there, use the postcode.

By public transport: From Exeter Railway Station take X9/510 Bus service to Okehampton town centre and then follow the directions above to the hostel.

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Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: 191
OS Grid ref: SX583933
Longitude: -4.0014
Latitude: 50.72727

Tourist Information

Tourist Office:
Website: http://www.adventureokehampton.com
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Virtual Tour

YHA Exclusive Hire

Fancy a getaway to the south west: moorland walking direct from the hostel and then returning to sit in front of the wood-burner? Then head for YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor in Dartmoor National Park. There are two separate buildings that can be hired independently or together catering for groups of 58 (increasing to 74 people from June 2015). Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Open for group reservations through November to March.

YHA Bracken Tor Lodge sits in the grounds of YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor and is also available for YHA Exclusive Hire.

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