YHA Elmscott exterior

YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse

Bideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
Bed in a shared room from £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • 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.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • 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.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our private rooms.
Entire place - School House from £0.00 per night
  • School House

    3 bathrooms 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 15 guests

    A former Victorian school, YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - School House provides comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy during their visit. The property is an ideal spot for coastal walking getaways with family and friends.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV in room
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in rooms
  • WiFi in shared rooms
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - School House. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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 and all rooms.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small galley kitchen is located on the ground floor, just off the dining room, and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, 2 microwaves, mini fridge, oven, 2 refrigerators (1 with freezer compartment), stove, toaster, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 15 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper, tea and coffee.

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

Located on the ground floor, the large dining room seats up to 15 people across 4 tables and chairs. There is also a wall-mounted flat screen TV.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 2 comfy sofas, 6 armchairs and a select of board games.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of three bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 1

Toilets: 3

Showers: 3

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

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden. The garden is enclosed with a fence and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Entire place - School Room from £0.00 per night
  • School Room

    2 bathrooms 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 20 guests

    Originally a Victorian school, YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - School Room provides quality and comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy during their stay. The property is a great base for coastal walking holidays with family and friends.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in rooms
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - School Room. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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. A caretaker may be onsite during your stay.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces and all rooms.

Shared spaces

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, microwave, mini fridge, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 20 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper, tea and coffee.

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

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 20 people across 5 tables.

A highchair is available.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of two bathrooms.

Toilets: 4

Showers: 4

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

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden. The garden is enclosed with a fence and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

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

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

A cot is available.

Entire place - School House & School Room from £0.00 per night
  • School House & School Room

    5 bathrooms 8 bedrooms sleeps up to 35 guests

    Originally a Victorian school, YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse School Room and School House provide quality and comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy during their visit to this beautiful part of England. These properties are the perfect base for coastal walking holidays with family and friends.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV in room
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout both properties.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Pets are not permitted at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - School House & School Room. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have the use of the whole of both properties. A caretaker may be onsite during your stay.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces and all rooms.

Shared spaces

School House
Kitchen and dining

The small galley kitchen is located on the ground floor, just off the dining room, and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, 2 microwaves, mini fridge, oven, 2 refrigerators (1 with freezer compartment), stove, toaster, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 15 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper, tea and coffee.

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

Located on the ground floor, the large dining room seats up to 15 people across 4 tables and chairs. There is also a wall-mounted flat screen TV.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 2 comfy sofas, 6 armchairs and a select of board games.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of three bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 1

Toilets: 3

Showers: 3

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

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden. The garden is enclosed with a fence and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

School Room
Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, microwave, mini fridge, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 20 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cooking basics: salt and pepper, tea and coffee.

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

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 20 people across 5 tables.

A highchair is available.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of two bathrooms.

Toilets: 4

Showers: 4

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

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden. The garden is enclosed with a fence and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

School House

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

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

School Room

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

Ground floor

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

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

A cot is available.

Overview

Walkers, surfers and bird watchers will love this next-to-nature retreat on the Hartland Heritage Coast. Clovelly, a quintessentially English village with cobbled streets and pretty harbour, is nearby.

A former Victorian school, Elmscott is surrounded by unspoilt coastline and enjoys views of Lundy Island. The accommodation is just minutes away from the South West Coast Path, which passes spectacular coves and wide river mouths, meaning the area is great for walking holidays.

Why guests love YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse

  • Close to a stunning stretch of coastline
  • Ideal for walking holidays
  • Quiet, cosy atmosphere

Accommodation at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

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

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • BBQ area
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Luggage store
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sea view
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

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

Self-catering: YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse - Access Statement

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YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse

Map references

OS Map: 190

OS Grid Ref: SS231217

Lat/Lng: 50.967488, -4.520579

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 260 2590

Email: [email protected]

History

YHA Elmscott began life in 1879 as Elmscott School, providing education for around 70 pupils including war refugees. This then closed once the war was over and the refugees went home. In 1948, the building was prepared for it's new life with the classroom converted into two dorms.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Watch the sun set as you walk from the hostel to Hartland Quay, marking the end to a lovely day.

Rough Guides Walkers and Cyclists Welcome

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