YHA Cheddar Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room

Overview

Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Cheddar

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Cheddar. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.

Dorms

  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Facilities

  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  4. The bar will remain closed.

Food

  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

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.

Nestled in the Mendips, with the world famous Cheddar Gorge just a few minutes' walk away, this large, characterful Victorian house and accompanying annexe makes the perfect short break destination for families, individuals and groups.

The Youth Hostel makes a great base for an exciting activity break and exciting activities for all abilities are provided by our partners Mendip Outdoor Pursuits. If high octane adventures aren't your thing, you can take it easier with some wonderful local walks and cycle routes, or travel to the nearby cities of Bath and Bristol.

Why guests love YHA Cheddar

  • Short walk from Cheddar Gorge
  • Perfect for activity breaks
  • Available for Exclusive Hire

Accommodation at YHA Cheddar

The hostel

YHA Cheddar has 58 beds in a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms, some of which are en-suite. The Youth Hostel is housed in a large Victorian house and annexe, with grounds, which is a great base for activity breaks in Somerset. There is a lounge with comfortable seating and a compact dining room, as well as a self-catering kitchen with plenty of work surfaces and a wide range of appliances. Crockery and cookware is provided.

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.

YHA Cheddar Barton is an annexe building which is available to exclusively hire separately from YHA Cheddar. Have a look on our Exclusive Hire website for more information and to book.

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Food and drink at YHA Cheddar

YHA Cheddar dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

Breakfast

Breakfast at YHA Cheddar

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Pizza

All day menu at YHA Cheddar

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Cheddar

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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Facilities

General

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

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Lounge

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Disabled access rooms available

Food & drink

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

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception: 07.30 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.30

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: No

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is some parking available in the hostel's small car park. Coaches should park on the Hayes.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Cheddar. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.

YHA Cheddar - Access Statement

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YHA Cheddar

Map references

OS Map: 182

OS Grid Ref: ST455534

Lat/Lng: 51.277688, -2.781934

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9730

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Cheddar is available as an Exclusive Hire property from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details.

YHA Cheddar Barton is an annex building which is available to exclusively hire separately from YHA Cheddar. Have a look on our Exclusive Hire website for more information and to book.

YHA School Trips

This is a great location for an activity and adventure school trip. The hostel provides a restaurant and comfortable facilities to relax in - essential after an action-packed day! 

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school visit.

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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

History

YHA Cheddar was bought by YHA in 1960 from a YHA employee that had originally ran the hostel with their family. The hostel has had many improvements over the years, including an annex in the garden and changes to the dorms.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Whether you're on a family weekend break or a longer walking holiday, don't miss Cheddar Gorge with it’s amazing rock scenery and wonderful views.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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