Exmoor’s coast boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and a great way to get acquainted with this incredible scenery is to walk the challenging but rewarding route along the SWCP to Porlock Weir, and the
Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6EW
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
Accommodation at YHA Minehead
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.
Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four/five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.
There is one tent available at YHA Minehead and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities. YHA Minehead's bell tent is available to book throughout the year for stays in June, July and August.
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
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & 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.
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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.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Minehead we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
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.