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YHA Minehead

Alcombe Combe, Minehead TA24 6EW, England
YHA Minehead
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hostel at the end of march after 50 mile an hour winds cancelled our camping trip. The hostel is in a beautiful setting off the beaten track (although we had navigation concerns as we were on our way up the track there were lots of signposts to reassure us!). The staff were really friendly and helpful... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us...we certainly are off the beaten track in Exmoor, but still only a mile to the shops! We do have a lovely garden for some camping (maybe even some bell tents this summer!?), but when the weather is bad (Easter!), then there's nothing to beat a quiet night relaxing in our lounge with... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I stayed and volunteered at this hostel for 2 weeks and has a lovely time, the staff and other quests we very kind and great to talk to and play cards with. the facilities were good and clean and the wood burning stove made the place very homely.

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words Emma, we're very lucky to have so many lovely people stay with us, and some of them also very helpful too!! All the best, Andrew More 

Heathrow, London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lovely cosy edwardian house , now youth hostel secreted on edge of town at Minehead. Good base for walks or the beach. Set in secluded woods, the kids will love and has deer grazing in gardens at dawn. Well worth a visit to get away from modern life, nice staff, basic clean accomodation that can be hired as family rooms... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks Glenn, for your kind comments and very helpful tips for guests yet to discover us. We hope to carry being here for another 57 years (though it's only my 17th season!!) offering a simple but very relaxing place to get away from the busy world down below us. So do please tell your friends and family about our... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

For the 16th year running we have rented a youth hostel for a long weekend for exclusive hire. We have stayed at Minehead on many occasions, and this year we found it to be very comfortable and easy to accommodate our large group of teenagers to 60 year olds. Thank you Andrew, we will be back.

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Hi there to the Dagnalls, many thanks for staying with us once again, and for your kind words. Hopefully we'll see you all again next year!! All the best, Andrew More 

Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

An unknown quantity, for me Minehead represented B*tlitz and donkey rides..or is that Weston.. anyway booked one night for a bit of walking and tea-room visiting with my other half. Wonderful. House set along an unmade road, surrounded by trees. I expected Scooby-Doo and co to appear. House clean and comfortable. Yes bit dated but location fab. Guy on the... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for staying with us and your kind words! Yes, we're in a very special place, peaceful but only 2 miles to the beach and the lovely town of Minehead. A great spot for 1 night or 15 years!! Hopefully a few more appreciative and special people will visit ussoon and we'll hope to be here for a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The YHA hostel in Minehead is a very nice and clean hostel with a nice staff. The location provides plenty of opportunities for exploring Exmoor. The nearby town houses the necessary shopping facilities and places to go on a Saturday evening. I absolutely recommend it!

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. Minehead has a lot to offer...some lovely independent shops and cafes (Toucan is a favourite of ours for their homemade food!!). Quiet at night though...most people come for Exmoor's special qualities!! Andrew More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We feel we have found a real gem! The setting is beautiful, the grounds allowed ample space for our children aged 10 - 15 years to run around and have lots of fun. We booked the whole Youth Hostel for the weekend, it held 9 adults and 10 children with ease and felt really cosy and homely. The beds are... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks, we're certainly very popular with family get-togethers and all year round, and being away from any traffic, a very safe and cosy place to settle for a while! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed here in the wet summer just gone, and had a lovely few days on our way down the south west. This place is a little hard to find and not in the town at all, but in a wonderful setting. We arrived too early to be checked in, so stayed in the hostel to avoid the rain...with a... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us...it certainly was rather wet at times in August!! A great place to come back too, even after a bit of a wash-out day on Exmoor. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed in this hostel at start of holiday- beautiful hostel in a lovely rural setting. Breakfast was great and Andrew the warden does a fab bbq! He really is helpful and will tell you all the best places to go visit and eat. This place was spotlessly clean. highly recommended Hostel.

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words...we'll keep trying to be as welcoming as ever!! Andrew More 

Empoli, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a wonderful place, really quiet, in the middle of the wood, very near to the bridleways, so the perfect place where to stay if you want to explore the Exmoor National Park. Breakfast and dinner are great, and the hostel is very comfortable and clean. The staff is amazing, nice and polite, they really do a marvellous job!... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us...we have had a great team this summer, including some marvellous volunteers too!! See you again one day. Andrew More 

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