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YHA CheddarCheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN
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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
Accommodation at YHA Cheddar
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.
YHA Cheddar Barton is an annexe building which is available to exclusively hire separately from YHA Cheddar.
- 24-hour access
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free on-street parking
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Luggage store
- Minibus parking nearby
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near airport
- Near bus stop
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- 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 - drying room(s), laundry room(s), meeting room(s), cycle store(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Cheddar Main Building is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Cheddar 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.
Parking: There is some parking available in the hostel's small car park. Coaches can park on the Hayes.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Cheddar. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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. Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
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.