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YHA Exford

Exe Mead, Minehead TA24 7PU, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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
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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
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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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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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brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really nice people running it and great location. We stayed 2 nights in August 2014 and found the other guests really nice and the hostel was very quiet at night. Great breakfast and lovely couple in charge. What a shame it is closing next year as we would gladly visit again.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent 3 nights here. Booked a family room. A lot of the rooms are in a sort of portacabin extension on the back of the house. this proved to be rather noisy at night. From room 8 we were disturbed by people talking in other rooms........not because they were being loud, but because of the thin walls. Our room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Amazing location, kids would have just stayed on the park for the whole trip given the chance. Central for exploring exmoor, nice pub and cafe, horses and hunting paraphernalia everywhere. Booked family room with ensuite bathroom. Clean, 2 bunk beds to be made and stripped ourselves (Had brought sleeping bags so bedding was a bonus!). As a youth hostel, expected... More 

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exfordmanager, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't find the self catering kitchen where we have lots of cups, glasses and water, it is just in the corner of the dining room and open all night for just such a problem. If you are using YHA in the future it is worth noting that most smaller YHA's have limited opening with reception closed during the... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We booked for two nights and loved it. Have stayed at many others but felt compelled to write a review so that folk can enjoy this before it is YHA no more. We had ensuite family rooms which were exactly what you expect from YHA. Cleanliness was good. Location amazing. Hostel beautiful and lovely grounds. Staff fantastic, so helpful they... More 

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exfordmanager, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is a shame that we will be closing at the end of the year but there is still time to come back and see us. Why not book for October half term and this time why not try our lovely meals?? More 

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