YHA Street
  • Open for Exclusive Hire
  • Recently refurbished
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins

Overview

Covid-19 safety procedures

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

For the foreseeable future, YHA Street will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Opened in 1931, YHA Street is the oldest YHA hostel still in operation today, and makes for the ideal location for a Somerset activity break, with easy access to great routes for cycling and walking. The charming Swiss-style chalet is surrounded by delightful National Trust land.

YHA Street has recently been refurbished with improvements to the rooms, common areas and washrooms as well as the addition of two new camping pods. 

From a day of pure magic at Glastonbury Tor, to a visit to the medieval Bishop's Palace in Wells - YHA Street has plenty to do. Families will also love the nearby Wookey Hole Caves, home of the Witch of Wookey Hole.

Why guests love YHA Street

  • The oldest YHA still in operation
  • Characterful Swiss-style chalet
  • Close to the Mendip Hills

Accommodation at YHA Street

The hostel

YHA Street has a total 25 beds in both private and dorm rooms with an additional 8 across the PODs (2 singles 1 double in both). We have an open plan kitchen/diner where you can enjoy your food prepared in our self catered kitchen.

Please note that the rear entrance is unsuitable for cars. If travelling by car, please do not enter using the entrance on Higher Brooks. Please use BA16 0TZ as the postcode for your satnav. 

Camping

Bring your own tent and camp in the National Trust grounds of the oldest hostel in the YHA network. Campers are welcome to use the hostel facilities including the communal bathrooms and the self-catering kitchen.

Landpods

These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table and bench outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

Camping pods

If you like camping, you'll love these wooden camping pods! We have two Large Pods at YHA Street, which sleep four (on a double futon and two single beds). Enjoy luxury camping without the luxury price tag. These wooden pods have heating and an outdoor seating area - perfect for disposable BBQs, bring all your usual camping gear, apart from sleeping bags and mats, but sleep sheltered from the elements!

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.

Reviews

Facilities

General

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Laundry

Entertainment

  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

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.

YHA Street - Access Statement

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YHA Street

Map references

OS Map: 182

OS Grid Ref: ST 48415 34636

Lat/Lng: 51.107921, -2.743768

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9143

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

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

Volunteering

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

History

This Swiss-style wooden chalet accommodation opened in March 1931, making it our oldest hostel still in operation.

Meet the team

Hostel Manager Sean recommends: Visit Gastonbury Abbey where you can have a tour with a Benedictine monk, learn of Henry VIII, the Bishop of Bath and Wells' plans for this monastery, and see where King Arthur is believed to be buried.

Walkers and cyclists welcome

 

The redevelopment of YHA Street has been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

YHA Street funding

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