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
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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
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.
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.
Food and drink at YHA Blaxhall
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Medium garden/grounds
- Minibus parking on premises
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
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.
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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 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.
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.