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YHA Elmscott Bunkhouse
Bideford, 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
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.
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.
- Basic food shop
- 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
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 Exclusive Hire
Make YHA Elmscott your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details.
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.