YHA Blaxhall exterior
Bed in a shared room - from £13.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room - from £25.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel - from £249.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    4 bathrooms 9 bedrooms sleeps up to 43 guests

    YHA Blaxhall is a Green Tourism award-winning building which has some wonderful credentials, such as being powered by solar energy and a garden which encourages biodiversity. Great for wildlife lovers.

    From £249.00/night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
The is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Blaxhall and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: freezer, grill, iron and board, kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 43 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 43 people. There are tables, chairs and benches.

Highchairs are available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 20 people. There are comfy sofas, armchairs and a TV.

You can play board games or relax with views of the pretty fields beyond from the conservatory windows.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of four bathrooms, including a wet room that is wheelchair accessible.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 6

Showers: 7

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden.

The garden is not enclosed.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of nine bedrooms.

Ground floor

Four rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath. This room is wheelchair accessible.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes a double bed.

A cot is available.

Overview

Good to Go England

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

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

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.

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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 and continental options, for you to enjoy during your visit.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast menu 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 and continental options. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Licensed bar
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel 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), luggage/storage room(s), cycle store(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Blaxhall is open all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Blaxhall is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22.00.

Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22.00.

Restaurant opening hours: YHA Blaxhall's restaurant is only open to guests. Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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 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. 

Book your YHA School Trip.

Volunteering

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 through YHA Volunteering

History

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 TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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