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YHA Minehead

Alcombe Combe, Minehead TA24 6EW, England
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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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is by far the cleanest youth hostel we have ever stayed at, and no wonder! you are expected to vacate the building from 10am-12 noon every day whilst it is thoroughly polished and you also have to take your shoes off at the front door. Andrew the manager is a genuinely kind, helpful and hard working chap but... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Hi there, and many thanks for your very kind words. A homely, informal, cosy atmosphere is something we aim for in this lovely country house...there's even Radio 2 on in the background! Yes, we're crazy about cleaning, so we're so glad you noticed our efforts in making the hostel clean and tidy for you! It's amazing how much you can... More 

Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the hostel to see three other families just like us! Excellent location and really helpful staff at the hostel. A well-equipped kitchen with a large dining room which you didn't feel hassled to leave as was adequate for the numbers in the hostel. A great stay.

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Hi there Mary P, and many thanks for choosing to stay with us and enjoying your time so much here in the hills. The summer means we are full with families of all ages and nationalities, enjoying some precious times together in a peaceful place. Hope to see you all again one day, Andrew More 

London
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Follow the directions given by the hosts - they are right when they say sat nav will send you the wrong way. This YHA is in a beautiful location up in the woods. It is friendly and welcoming. I didn't use the bar but it seemed well stocked. The only thing is that having seen the bill following that stay... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Hi there, and many thanks for your kind words and helpful comments. We are indeed in a most wonderful location and hope to be welcoming to all to this most special part of the world. I do hope we were at least good value for money if we were not very good value! YHA and HI members always get a... More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Bed comfortable and hostel clean.NIce great value food even a small well stocked fridge to purchase a drink beer,wine,soft drinks.Staff friendly and very organised the hostel is run well.Two bell tents in the garden sleep up to 10.visited with friends and would return with family.Tip steady as the road to the hostel is long and bumpy low level cars be... More 

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us with your friends. The bridleway up to us is indeed a rather muddy and bumpy ride...but hopefully it's all worth the effort in getting to a wonderful house in the woods. Just don't bring the Ferrari next time! All the best, Andrew More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had a lovely stay with my two girls. Andrew the manager & team were very helpful and the hostel is very clean and well run. The location it's beautiful and there are local attractions accessible in for and by local transport

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. I'll pass on your warmth to the others in the team (of which Ken and Maria are volunteers that do an amazing job for the YHA). There's certainly plenty to do all around us without spending too much money or having to drive at all or too far!! All the best, Andrew More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Brilliant stay for a couple of days. Great location, quiet yet close to Porlock, Dunster and the beaches. Friendly and a good kitchen and dining room. Clean and fresh - everyone even takes their shoes off, so take your slippers and feel at home.......

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AndrewY76, Manager at YHA Minehead, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments. Yes, we're in a most beautiful spot, far enough away from the thriving town to not hear a thing, yet only 30 minutes walk to the beach. We certainly try very hard to be as clean and tidy as we can be, even during a busy half-term! All the best, Andrew More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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