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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Exe Mead, Minehead, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PU, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Alison H Dursley, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dursley, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exford YHA is in the lovely Exmoor village of Exford. The staff were friendly and helpful including arranging for us to check in after reception had closed for the night. Every thing was clean and tidy good breakfasts to set you up for the day. As with all youth hostels great value stay. The only downside was while clean and... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have just returned from a three day break at Exford Youth Hostel. This hostel is located in the middle of the most beautiful scenery and well worth using as the base for a walking holiday. Staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms perfectly adequate and comfortable - also - what a beautiful wild garden, enjoyed watching a heron... More

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exfordmanager, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a very sad and difficult decision to close a hostel but you are dead right come now everyone while we are still here and enjoy this beautiful little village in the centre of Exmoor! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed here as a family of four for one night in May 2014. Our room was titchy, two pairs of bunk beds and a sink, but comfortable. There was enough space for all our luggage. The staff were really welcoming, helpful and friendly. We had an evening meal, which was a bit basic (mini pizzas or fish and chips,... More

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exfordmanager, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

So glad you had a good stay with us. Unfortunately some of our rooms are a little on the cosy side and we try to allocate them sensitively but as you booked quite late the room you stayed in was all that was left. We also offer ensuite family rooms which would have been better suited to your needs. Maybe... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this Hostel. We were welcomed by Jo the manager who checked us in and told us about the Hostel. We went to our room to unload our stuff, the room was basic but clean. Our 6 year old son was very excited about the ladder bed. We got changed and... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here many years ago when I was 11 so this was a bit of a nostalgia trip. Like many YHA properties this one could perhaps do with a little modernising but the point with YHA is that you get accommodation in great locations at a modest price. We found absolutely nothing to complain about here. We were made... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very warm and friendly staff. Food is excellent. The location of the hostel could not be better. Very close to the moors with loads of walks in the vicinity. Highly recommended base for landscape,Wildlife and Astro Photographers/Painters. Staff are very good guides to local area. Very family friendly. Please see images to see how lovely the area is Highly recommended... More

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190 reviews 190 reviews
89 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights as a central point for walking and cycling. No phone signal...great!!! Peace at last :) This hostel is like many in wet and remote locations, a bit on the tired side mailnly due to the elements...plenty of rain falls on Exmoor! All that said despite its imperfections it makes it up with being full of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We got thoroughly soaked trying to explore the surrounding moors on the bikes as a family including 2 teenage girls, 12 and 15 years. Was perfect to get back and after quickly rinsing the bikes in the river next to the tent (nice set up) to use the showers and store the bikes in the shed (needs new roof as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was a warm and friendly hostel. The staff were very cheerful and happy to help us with all our needs, including helping us plan walks and even lent us a map. We had some evening meals which were good and very quick! The hostel seems to have been re-decorated since our last visit which looked good. We really enjoyed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

After reading the previous reviews we were extremely apprehensive about staying. We arrived early, not knowing the protocol, and had a very warm welcome from Tim. He showed us the available rooms & advised us to come back at 5pm. Yes the property is tired and needs some TLC but it is spotlessly clean & the staff friendly/helpful. The showers... More

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Address: Exe Mead, Minehead, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Minehead
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Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Exford 3*
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This is a great location for mountain biking, horse riding and a host of other outdoor activity breaks - making it perfect for school trips. For a weekend away in lovely Exmoor National Park accommodation, try this large Victorian house by the River Exe. There are open hills and wooded valleys to explore if you're on a walking holiday and the Somerset and North Devon coasts are nearby. ... more   less 
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