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


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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.

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

  • Surrounded by countryside
  • Close to the beautiful Suffolk coast
  • Great for wildlife lovers

Accommodation at YHA Blaxhall

The hostel

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. 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. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.


Food and drink at YHA Blaxhall

YHA Blaxhall dining room

Eat with us

YHA Blaxhall is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Blaxhall

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

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

Food & drink

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

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - laundry room(s), bar area(s), meeting room(s), luggage/storage room(s), cycle store(s).

Check in: From 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.

Parking: Yes

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 daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

YHA Blaxhall - Access Statement

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YHA Blaxhall

Map references

OS Map: 156

OS Grid Ref: TM369570

Lat/Lng: 52.160675, 1.461941

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9305

Email: [email protected]

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.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Green Leaders Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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