Set within beautiful gardens with the famous Beer Heights Light Railway and fascinating exhibition of model railways.
YHA BeerBeer, Devon, EX12 3LL
This arts and crafts property has child-friendly facilities and is based at the edge of the village of Beer. The youth hostel is a great accommodation choice for cheap family holidays and school trips. YHA Beer 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, 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
Accommodation at YHA Beer
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Premium bell tents
Our spacious bell tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and two single futons (plus one futon seat that can be converted into a bed) and can sleep up to five people with all bedding included.
There is eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day, plus a coffee table and rugs. Premium bell tents also have the addition of a woodburner to keep you cosy.
There are two premium bell tents at YHA Beer, available to book for stays from April to October. Guests have full use of the hostel's facilities.
Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people who you wish to camp.
Set in the grounds of YHA Beer, a beautiful arts and crafts house, our unique campsite sits on the hillside overlooking the picturesque village nearby.
Ideal for individual travellers, families and groups, the site is metres from the main hostel building and just a 10-minute stroll from the village and the beach. Supplies can be purchased from the local shop - fresh fish is even available direct from the fishermen on the beach!
Guests have full use of the hostel's facilities. There are BBQ facilities on site and guests are politely asked not to bring their own BBQ equipment.
Campfires are strictly prohibited and motorhomes are not permitted for safety reasons. All tents are required to be pitched at least 5m apart.
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA Beer and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is a great choice for large family holidays and activity breaks, with many original features like large multi-paned windows and parquet flooring. Dogs are welcome too!
Food and drink at YHA Beer
- BBQ area
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Medium garden/grounds
- Minibus parking nearby
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: Free parking is available at the hostel for up to 10 cars. Due to the size of the car park, we recommend car-sharing or using public transport wherever possible and kindly ask guests to limit cars to one per room/tent. Labels are provided on arrival to identify which car belongs to which room.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Beer (including in vehicles), except in our Camping & Cabins accommodation or when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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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. 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: Take a walk along the cliffs to Branscombe for a cream tea, or local cider… and some stunning views. Try fossil hunting in Lyme Regis or Charmouth, or stroll down to Beer beach and hire a wooden boat from the beach.