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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
Accommodation at YHA Okehampton
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
- Cot available
- Cycle hire
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- 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
Other YHA products
- Sole use
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
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
Parking: There is free car parking available at the hostel.
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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.
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
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.
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)."