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YHA Exford

Exe Mead, Minehead TA24 7PU, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very good YHA in great setting and access to Exmoor. It's run by the White Horse Hotel just across the road, whose staff are friendly and helpful. They will also provide an excellent breakfast if this is pre-booked. It has no wi-fi, but the hotel does have it, however this isn't always convenient. i understand work is being done to... More 

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bristol
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

About 15 of us descended on Exford for an overnight bbq and to enjoy the hotel next door's ample whisky collection (but that's another story...) It was a typical rainy autumn weekend, but the staff at the YHA were incredibly helpful to ensure our spare rib BBQ went ahead. Beds were comfortable, showers were hot and breakfast the following morning... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you. And that Whiskey Collection has just got larger! We hope to welcome you back again soon More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a stay in Exford YHA, there are positives & negatives. Positive: beautiful location set between two small rivers, kids loved paddling, skimming, building dams. Extremely helpful staff. Very well equipped children's park in the village. Lounge in YH is very comfortable, spacious dinning room. Lovely comfy beds, with clean bedding. Negatives: tired kitchen, two under... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Rest assured that the potential for this hostel will be reached but having only had ownership of it since the end of February 2015 after the YHA had let it run down we have immediately embarked on a programme of upgrading and redecorating but unfortunately that cannot simply happen overnight. However, the kitchen, which is as we inherited, is the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family room, very comfortable in a totally no frills way. Big bay window made a snugly nest for kids to watch village life waking up in the morning. Managed by the pub across the road, who are making improvements as they go. Staff were lovely.

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you so much, comments such as your make us realise we made the right choice in trying to save the hostel from closure. We really hope you are having an enjoyable tour around our country and would love to welcome you back in the future More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went to exford for a day and decided to take up the camping option of YHA. The hotel being inside the national park offers you the perfect environs, if you are looking for a peaceful getaway. There's a cozy lounge and dining room inside and the washrooms and toilets are clean and well maintained. There's a pub which is... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your positive feedback. The hostel is a new venture for us and it gives us great pleasure to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay. We really hope that the hotel and hostel can continue to thrive alongside each other, offering travelers two very different experiences but both with quality accommodation, excellent customer... More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Recently purchased and reopened by the White Horse Pub/hotel across the bridge, the hostel has a new lease on life with renovations and upgrades. Lovely hostel which as a former school is a great centre for which to explore the Exe Valley and greater Exmoor Forest and north Devon coast. The White Horse serves a good value breakfast at the... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

And "Thank You" for taking the time to leave this review, it was a pleasure meeting you and we really hope we will be able to welcome you back. The future of the hostel for the village as a whole, was paramount in our purchase of it and the future is looked forward to with great anticipation and excitement, with... More 

london
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233 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The hostel is run by the White Horse Inn which is opposite. The hostel is large with many rooms. Our room was a very small room with a bunk bed and a sink. Having said that it was adequate and clean and fit our needs. Breakfast is provided by the Inn for 7.99 each. Full cooked breakfast, yogurt and fruit... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Exford Hostel but were disappointed to read your comments regarding Dinner at The Exmoor White Horse. As you could see for yourself it is a very busy bar and hotel and whilst we can only apologise if the amount of people eating that night upset you in any way,... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Family with two young children booked two nights but only managed to stay for one. We were disappointed with the standard, particularly our room which is in need of a new carpet and mattresses. Room has a musty smell. Also feel let down by the response 'what did you expect' when I gave feedback. Left feeling underwhelmed by the experience... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

We too are disappointed, in that even after admitting to us that your expectations of a hostel holiday were too high, and that you were expecting a hotel type accommodation, you still felt the need to leave this review.We went out of our way to try to compensate you in some way for your disappointment by offering you a complimentary... More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Check in was over the road at Inn I think they had just taken over hostel. Staff helpful and friendly. Facility's although some bits run down everything worked and was spotlessly clean. Rooms in the extension part to rear of hostel a bit cramped. Our room between two had a bunk and a single bed, with three people you would... More 

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. The Exmoor White Horse Inn took over the Exford Hostel in the middle of February to save it from closure and we are now in the process of putting in place a schedule of refurbishment and improvement to bring everything up to standard to enable people such as yourself to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am a member of Solent Socialising and we hired this youth hostel on an exclusive basis on 26-28 September 2014. There were 19 of us and we all had a marvelous time. The hostel is very well situated to access all parts of Exmoor. It is also close to an excellent pub...The White Horse. The facilities were typical of... More 

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