YHA Minehead Exterior
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A country retreat in an attractive house high in Somerset’s Exmoor hills, YHA Minehead is perfect for a weekend break or family get-together.  Enchantingly situated in a woodland hideaway, the hostel boasts magnificent grounds whilst being situated close to some of Somerset’s most beautiful coastline.

Not only is Minehead a picturesque seaside resort with a cracking sandy beach, it’s also the northern gateway to the National Park, the area’s largest town and the start point of the South West Coast Path – the nation’s longest long-distance walking trail.

Why guests love YHA Minehead

  • Picturesque seaside escape
  • Stunning grounds and gardens
  • YHA Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Minehead

The hostel

This 32 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of dorm beds and private rooms. There is a lounge with comfortable seating for guests to relax and a dining room where you can enjoy some delicious food.

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.


Food and drink at YHA Minehead

YHA Minehead dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Minehead

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Supper Club

Supper club at YHA Minehead

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.

YHA Minehead - Access Statement

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YHA Minehead

Map references

OS Map: 181

OS Grid Ref: SS973442

Lat/Lng: 51.18786, -3.470875

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9033

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Minehead for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Available for bookings from September to March.


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


Originally built as a private house in 1914, Hagley became a YHA in 1958. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the house still retains many original features with stripped pine floorboards and a stained glass front door.

Meet the team

The manager at YHA Minehead, Andrew, has been here since 2001 and you’ll more than likely find him and his family out walking or cycling in the afternoon and all year round!

Manager recommends: If you're on an activity break, walk to the top of Grabbist Hill behind the hostel for stunning views out over South Wales and the higher hills of Exmoor. See where and why the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ was written! If you're on a short weekend break with the kids, visit the West Somerset Steam Railway for a great family day out.

If it all gets a bit busy in the bustling town centre, then do as the locals do and retreat to Blenheim Gardens to admire the fantastic floral displays and listen to live music on a Sunday afternoon.

The small harbour port of Watchet is a short but lovely steam train ride away. Get clued up on the town’s long history at the great little museum and then look out for Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner next to the marina.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip Advisor 2018

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