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
YHA MineheadMinehead, Somerset, TA24 6EW
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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
Accommodation at YHA Minehead
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
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.
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Minibus parking on premises
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Minehead is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Minehead is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Minehead’s is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 18:00 - 20:30. Breakfast is served daily for guests from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Minehead. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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.