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Okehampton YHA

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Klondyke Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EW, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ash-W22 Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Okehampton YHA is an excellent facility with a lot going on. We didn't eat but the building was spacious with free table tennis amongst other activities. Showers were warm and never busy and the bike hire on site was hugely useful and reasonable. Staff were friendly and its only a short walk into Okehampton itself. One of the best... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had planned to use this hostel as nothing more than a cheap bed for the night while we explored Devon, but it turned out that it was so fantastic it became more of the focus of the holiday itself than we had intended and we'll have to return to Devon to do more exploring another time. While the sleeping... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

36 of us stayed for a weekend at the Braken Tor youth hostel just up the road from the Railway sheds site in Okehampton. The accomodation was absolutely perfect for our requirements. It was clean and warm, the breakfasts and lunch we received were first class. The kitchen has everything you need equipment/utensils wise, and the wifi was an unexpected... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We hired the hostel for a weekend (Escape to... booking) for a church group of 84 ladies (aged 19 to 87!). The hostel staff were so helpful from help with the booking, to answering lots of questions by phone and email before the weekend and during the time we were there. They couldn't have been more accommodating. As we were... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

What do you do when you have 3 grandchildren aged 7,8 and 12 to keep them entertained during the summer holidays? I expect the Youth Hostel holiday is not on the top of everyone's idea's, but thank goodness after speaking to the friendly staff who planned the holiday I followed my instinct and took them all to Okehampton Y.H.A. This... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This place is like a drug to me now. I first visited in August 2012 with my boys. It was a last min decision to have a break and we only wanted somewhere to kip at night. On our first visit we were met with really friendly staff and were soon signed up to the various activities on offer. So... More

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Mary S, Public Relations Manager at Okehampton YHA, responded to this review

Dear DJ Lee, So glad you enjoyed your 'rehab' at Adventure Okehampton and that you took advantage of the activities and the walks on Dartmoor. I'll pass on the feedback to the different teams, from activities to Catering teams, as well as the reception staff. We do have 2 rooms that are 6 bed ensuites, so for future visits, try... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I spent 4 nights camping at this hostel, 3 at the Bracken Tor site and 1 at the Okehampton site. The Bracken Tor site was very good. Located up a hill beyond the village, it's relatively isolated and quiet (but for the white noise of the nearby motorway). I pitched my tent in a pretty lawn ringed by shady trees.... More

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Mary S, Public Relations Manager at Okehampton YHA, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback about your stay in April. We are sorry to hear that you found the staff disinterested at Okehampton, as most feedback we have is that our staff are friendly and helpful. I have passed your comments onto the hospitality management team for review, but clearly as its over 3 months since your stay it is... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We visited this hostel over the ten tors weekend and booked a six bed room. The atmosphere in the hostel was fabulous over the weekend with many of the other families staying all supporting their children for the ten tors. The room itself was clean and the bed linen was clean, the bathrooms however were really dirty and both myself... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Comfortable quiet place to stay. If you are cooking for yourself buy your food in Okehampton before going to the YHA as it's a bit of a trek up the hill. Try the cafe on the old station platform next door for great value tea and cake. If you go down to Okehampton in the evening look for the footpath... More

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Stenloese, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We have some wonderful experiences since 2005. The staff has always been very freindly and fantastic serviceminded. They have always done their best to make our stay smooth and comfortable. We will definetly recommand anyone to go there, it's a fantastic place. And the surroundings are remarkable beautyful. You can go mountainbiking in Dartmoor, which is a rough, very special... More

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Address: Klondyke Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton
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Hotel Class:3 star — Okehampton YHA 3*
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Situated on the edge of Dartmoor with direct access to the moor we offer friendly budget accommodation for families, groups and individuals. This Devon Hostel provides self-catering, bed and breakfast or full board accommodation although special diets (e.g. gluten-free) require advance notice. A range of over 20 different adventure activities can be booked including Big Oke Abseil, high ropes, archery, rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountain boarding, watersports, cycling and pony-trekking. Cycle Hire available on site. During school holidays the Rail Bar serves beer, wine and local cider. Parking for 28 cars. ... more   less 
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