Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit and discover a landscape and history that will both delight and intrigue. Wander along Orford Beach and look at the old Atomic Weapons
YHA BlaxhallWoodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2EA
YHA Blaxhall is the ideal base for exploring everything that the Suffolk coast has to offer. Comfortable and inviting, this former school building is at the heart of the village, which sits on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the preeminent areas for wildlife watching in the whole of Britain.
Cosy up with a book in our quiet lounge, or relax on our garden picnic benches and enjoy being surrounded by flowers, should the weather be favourable.
Why guests love YHA Blaxhall
Accommodation at YHA Blaxhall
The site of a community recycling scheme, powered in part by solar energy and boasting a garden that encourages biodiversity, Blaxhall has some cracking credentials.
With 43 beds in a variety of room sizes, there is something for everyone at YHA Blaxhall. The bedroom breakdown includes:
4x6 bedded rooms (bunk beds), 1x6 bedded rooms (bunk beds) with en-suite, 2x4 bedded rooms (bunk beds), 1x3 bedded rooms (1 double bed with single bunk over) and 1x2 bedded room (double bed) with en-suite.
There are 7 showers and 6 toilets close to the bedrooms. There is a disabled shower and toilet that connects to the disabled access room. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Located in the front garden of the Youth Hostel, our small (but perfectly formed!) camping area is great for quiet weekends in the great outdoors. The hostel facilities are right on the doorstep and with your key code (provided on arrival), you will have access to them 24 hours a day. Campfires are strictly prohibited on the campsite.
To book camping please call YHA Blaxhall directly on 01728 688206
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 Blaxhall
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not supplied but these are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite. 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 Blaxhall however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Make this hostel your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Open for bookings from September until the end of March.
YHA School Trips
YHA Blaxhall offers ideal accommodation for school parties who are learning more about history or the natural world. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hostel accommodates 40 people and provides group catering.
Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school outing.
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.
The former National village school in Blaxhall opened in 1851, and the last child was admitted in January 1962. Later that year, YHA bought the building and it opened as a YHA in August 1963. Major refurbishments begun to extend the hostel in order to provide more beds for the public. The rise in capacity was reversed in 1987, from 48 beds to 40 beds, reflecting the new mood of the time to bring increased comfort and privacy and encourage family hostelling.
Meet the team
YHA Blaxhall is run by Amy and Jamie. Amy’s family are Suffolk born and bred and the rest of the hostel team are local too so there is a wealth of knowledge of the area right on tap. Amy and Jamie’s perfect day in Suffolk would include a trip to National Trust Sutton Hoo to explore the world of the Anglo Saxon Kings, fish and chips at Aldeburgh with a promenade up the beach to see the outstanding Scallop Shell sculpture, ending with a wander round the nature reserve at RSPB Minsmere to see as many birds, deer and other wildlife as you could dream of!
Manager recommends: Our perfect day would be a trip to National Trust Sutton Hoo to explore the world of the Anglo Saxon Kings, fish and chips at Aldeburgh with a promenade up the beach to see the outstanding ‘Scallop Shell’ sculpture, ending with a wander round the nature reserve at RSPB Minsmere to see as many birds, deer and other wildlife as you could dream of.
Snape Maltings is just two miles away. Snape has something for everyone, from art galleries and sculpture gardens to river boat trips and beautiful walks along the edge of the River Alde. Snape Maltings Concert Hall is home to the Aldeburgh Festival of music, founded by composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears.