Animal Farm Adventure Park has it all - from the animal safari trail and paddocks, to the land train, play barn and adventure play areas.
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
Accommodation at YHA Cheddar
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.
Food and drink at YHA Cheddar
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- 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
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.
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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 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.
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.