YHA Beer Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Beer

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Beer. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can

Exclusive hire

  1. For the foreseeable future, YHA Beer will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This Arts and Crafts property with child-friendly facilities on the edge of the village of Beer is a great accommodation choice for cheap family holidays and school trips. The Youth Hostel is located on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coast, now listed as a world heritage site.

It’s great for geology, rock pools and fossil hunting, and of course, both walking and photography. The hostel has extensive and attractive private grounds for you to explore, and the surrounding area is populated with local legends about smugglers and pirates.

Why guests love YHA Beer

  • Great accommodation for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • Stunning grounds and garden
  • Quirky original features

Accommodation at YHA Beer

The hostel

YHA Beer has 39 beds in a selection of private and dorm rooms, one of which is en-suite. There are also camping pitches for those who love the great outdoors. The Jurassic Coast hostel is set in a light and airy country house in its own tranquil grounds on the edge of the fishing village of Beer, and is perfect for an activity break or for walking along the nearby the South West Coastal Path. Many of the features in the hostel are original, including the parquet flooring.

There is a cosy TV lounge where you can relax in the evenings, and a drying room where you can hang your soggy walking trousers or park your muddy boots.

The small, yet intuitively laid out self-catering kitchen, just off the dining room, is fitted with three domestic ovens.

Bell tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and two single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four or five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring. 

There are two standard bell tents at YHA Beer and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities. YHA Beer's bell tents are available to book for stays between May and September.


Please note that camping is sold per person and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

Set in the grounds of this beautiful arts and crafts house, YHA Beer offers a unique campsite on the hillside overlooking this picturesque village. This small site is just metres from the main hostel building. Ideal for individual travellers, families and groups, the site is just a 10 minute stroll from the centre of the village and the beach, and supplies can be purchased from the local shop - fresh fish is even available direct from the fishermen on the beach! Campers have 24 hour access to all of the hostel facilities. There are barbecue facilities on site and guests are politely asked not to bring their own BBQ equipment. Campfires are strictly prohibited.

This campsite is for tents only, so motor homes are not permitted on site for safety reasons.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.


Food and drink at YHA Beer

YHA Beer dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Beer

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.


All day menu at YHA Beer

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Beer

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • 24 hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking
  • Near bus stop

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: Free parking is available at the hostel for up to 10 cars. We recommend car-sharing or using public transport wherever possible as parking can be limited during busy times. Please be aware that guests are requested to double/triple park during such busy times. The driveway is steep and narrow with a hairpin turn half way up. Please note the parking directions on the car park notice boards to allow access for emergency vehicles. The car park is lit throughout the night.

Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Beer however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking. Please note that dogs are not to be left unattended at any time within YHA accommodation, vehicles or the hostel grounds.

YHA Beer - Access Statement

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YHA Beer

Map references

OS Map: 192

OS Grid Ref: SY223896

Lat/Lng: 50.7015, -3.101095

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9502

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

YHA Beer is available to exclusively hire for large family holidays in the beautiful scenery of Devon. Visit the YHA Exclusive Hire website to find out more and to book.


Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website


Originally built in 1903 under the name Bovey Combe, it was opened as YHA Beer in 1961. This attractive country house was finished in honey-coloured stone which sets the building apart from most.


Meet the team

Manager recommends: Families or school parties can go on a guided fossil tour and learn about the spectacular Jurassic coast, which has some stunning scenery for a walking holiday. Be sure to taste one of a selection of award winning locally produced ales or cider, or try them all!

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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