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Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Get active and grab yourself an adventure at YHA Okehampton. This old railway goods shed set on the edge of Dartmoor has been converted to a modern hostel which forms a great centre for exploring the wilds of Dartmoor.

Our hostel is fantastic for cyclists exploring the local area and beyond. From hearty breakfasts to a handy cycle workshop on site, we can help you make any running repairs required during your stay. Thrill-seekers will find plenty to delight them here too - ask about Adventure Okehampton for information.

Why guests love YHA Okehampton

  • Activity centre in Devon
  • Close to walking routes in Dartmoor
  • Perfect for adventure-seekers

Accommodation at YHA Okehampton

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

This 126 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of both dorm rooms and private rooms. Our room layout is as follows:

2 bed en-suite bunk rooms, 4 bed en-suite bunk rooms, 6 bed en-suite bunk room, 6 bed en-suite bunk room with double bed, 4 bed bunk rooms, 6 bed bunk rooms, dormitory beds

There are comfortable lounges which provide a relaxing space and somewhere to chill out in after a jam-packed day of activities. There is also a dining room available with tables and chairs.

Our well-equipped self-catering kitchen has a wide range of appliances, plenty of storage and work space, and an ample supply of good quality crockery and cutlery.


Visiting Dartmoor on a budget? Then check out YHA Okehampton's woodland camping area. It is suitable for up to 20 tents and our campers are welcome to use the hostel facilities (bathrooms, self catering kitchen,games room, TV lounge, bar and cafe). Out of activity hours, there’s a small campfire area with you can sit around in the evening toasting marshmallows and sharing stories. Feeling adventurous? During the school holidays you can book onto one of 16 different activities each week.

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 Okehampton

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Eat with us

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.



Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 9.00am. Full Dartmoor Breakfast includes cereals, juice, tea/coffee, and a cooked breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

Full menu

Evening meals

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. 

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Okehampton

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! 

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  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite 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

  • Sole use
  • Trade bookings
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

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), meeting room(s), luggage/storage room(s).

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

Parking: There is free car parking available at the hostel.

YHA Okehampton - Access Statement

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YHA Okehampton

Map references

OS Map: 191

OS Grid Ref: SX591942

Lat/Lng: 50.732191, -3.996212

Contact information

Phone: 03452602791

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Okehampton for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire the whole property.

YHA School Trips

YHA Okehampton provides school trip parties with a modern hostel right on edge of beautiful Dartmoor, offering a range of adventure activities and educational programmes that are suitable for large groups. The hostel has up to 126 beds, including en -uite rooms for teachers and classroom facilities. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Meeting rooms

At YHA Okehampton we have one meeting room available for hire.

Capacity: Up to 150 delegates depending on seating configuration.
Available Equipment: Projector, screen, PA system, speaker system
Parking: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Accessibility: The meeting room is situated on the ground floor of the Okehampton Bracken Tor building. 
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room. There is central heating.

Meeting rooms available from £150.


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.

Meet the team

We offer over 20 activities, so you know you'll have fun! Our inclusive packages of 2/3/4 night Family Adventure breaks are really popular for an action-packed holiday, starting from £99 for a two night break. 

Managers John and Paul recommend: "Can there be a more delightful (or delicious) reward at the end of a walk than a Devon Cream Tea? Find your favourite scone, clotted cream and jam combination by sampling from 16 cafés to complete the 63-mile Dartmoor Cream Tea Challenge (cycling between cafés is also an option)."

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