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YHA Elmscott BunkhouseBideford, Devon, EX39 6ES
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
Accommodation at YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse
Dorms are not currently available.
YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse has 7 bedrooms and 32 beds, great self-catering facilities and pristine social areas - perfect for families. We have a newly extended annex, a lovely garden with benches, and stunning views toward Lundy Island. Take time out to relax in our lounge by the woodburning stove, or have lunch in our dining areas.
YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse is self-catering, but there's a well stocked shop on site and a superb new self-catering kitchen in the annex, along with another kitchen in the main building.
This hostel is shut throughout the day from 10am - 5pm.
- Basic food shop
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Dining room
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Sole use
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - lounge area(s), drying room(s), luggage/storage room(s).
Self-catering kitchen: We are allocating self-catering kitchens to our guests during their stay.
Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.00
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: 08.00 - 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Pets: Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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.