YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor External

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QW
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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An Arts and Craft style hunting lodge set in woodland on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor is perfect for those looking for a relaxing retreat in Devon.

Offering accommodation for individuals, families and groups, the venue is surrounded by the open moorland with direct access to a network of off-road routes for walking and cycling holidays. This youth hostel is ideal for those seeking a quiet holiday in the South West.

Why guests love YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

  • Ideal for a quiet woodland holiday
  • Located within Dartmoor National Park
  • YHA Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

The hostel

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor House has a variety of different bunk rooms, some looking out over the garden and towards the Ruby Country north of Okehampton. There are seven bedrooms ranging from two bed and four bed en-suite rooms to the largest eight bed en-suite rooms as well as three rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Our cosy lounge has wood burner which is perfect for keeping warm during the winter months and makes a great feature with comfortable furniture to relax on and a small self-catering kitchen including domestic range oven, microwave, and toaster. There is a separate dining room with tables and chairs. Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities.

In our well-equipped self-catering kitchen we have ample storage and work space as well as a wide range of appliances. For those self-catering, our shop has local beers and cider on sale. In Okehampton town there are a range of restaurants and takeaways that offer a delivery option and a list of these is available from the hostel. There are also three supermarkets in the centre of the town which offer different shopping options. Some are open until 23.00.

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor Lodge can be booked separately and has two 5 bedded rooms (with lower double bed), two 4 bedded rooms, two 6-8 bedded bunk rooms and two single rooms. Downstairs there is a single room, with dining chairs and tables and a sitting area with a television. A self-catering kitchen has two domestic cookers, a fridge-freezer, microwave and toaster.

In the grounds there is a large flat grassy field that can take up to 20 tents, with a sheltered bushcraft area that can be used for campfires, subject to agreement with the site warden. This rural retreat is set right on the edge of Dartmoor and is a bit of a walk from the town centre but has excellent access for the moors.

We are licensed for weddings with West Devon Borough Council and welcome enquiries for weddings with a difference. We are a licensed YHA Adventure Activity centre and offer groups of all types Adventure Activity packages with up to 15 different adventure activities suitable for participants aged 5 and over.

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor has a meeting room in a separate building that can be booked for meetings. It is capable of seating 120 people in theatre style and 80 around tables. Catering for teas/coffees and buffet lunches for this room is possible. Wifi, projection screen and overhead projection are available. 

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.

YHA Bracken Tor Lodge sits in the grounds of YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor and is also available for YHA Exclusive Hire.




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


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • 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
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception times: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 20:00 (22:00 during school holidays).

Check in: From 17:00 - 20:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: YHA Okehampton Bracker Tor is open every day. The hostel may be on YHA Exclusive Hire during certain times of the year.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries

Parking: Free car parking is available on-site.

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor

Map references

OS Map: 191

OS Grid Ref: SX583933

Lat/Lng: 50.72727, -4.0014

Contact information

Phone: 03452602863

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Fancy a getaway to the south west: moorland walking direct from the hostel and then returning to sit in front of the wood-burner? Then head for YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor in Dartmoor National Park. There are two separate buildings that can be hired independently or together catering for groups of 58 (increasing to 74 people from June 2015). Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Open for group reservations through November to March.

YHA Bracken Tor Lodge sits in the grounds of YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor and is also available for YHA Exclusive Hire.


We do have limited volunteering opportunities throughout the year and often have work experience students for four to eight week placements. In winter there is the possibility to work on the buildings and in the summer we have opportunities to work with the catering, house-keeping or grounds maintenance teams. Contact our operations manager, [email protected], for details.

Meet the team

Sharon is the site supervisor at YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor. The rest of the YHA Okehampton bookings team can also help with any enquiries for YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor during office hours.

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