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Okehampton YHA

Klondyke Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I counted one male toilet in the entire complex. This presents difficulties when you're recovering from a curry and the incumbent occupant has constipation or is trying to covertly shake hands with the President. The showers were pretty naff and smelly too, the nearest shops are quite a hike away, the kitchen is disgusting and the YHA beds are less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location on the edge of Dartmoor. Room was clean. Good but basic facilities as you might expect for YHA. One member of staff was a bit rude (about not having booked breakfast) and one didn't have any local knowledge (about bouldering).

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a great one night stay in Okehampton YHA. We took two family rooms which were both fine. Beds were already made up for us which made a nice change for a YHA! We used the self catering kitchen which worked well and was clean and well equipped. My only tiny quibble would be that there was no hanging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We hired the whole place for a 40th birthday party. It's great for families to relax and not worry about getting home for the kids. The rooms were comfortable and quiet. The kitchen is fully equipped for catering for large numbers and the space is ideal for a party (bring your own stereo). We hired bikes and cycled the Granite... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, I will pass your comments on to the accommodation and front of house teams. We agree it's a great hostel for family gatherings, and we have some families who come back year after year. The proximity to the Granite Way makes it an easy cycle route, so we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was part of a contingent of over a hundred young people and adults from a community youth project. We used the goods shed as our base location and it was a very comfortable setup to use. We had exclusive use due to the numbers and provided our own catering. The rooms were in very good condition and well presented.... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback which we will pass onto the staff. We agree it's a great place for youth groups to stay and we try to accommodate all groups needs during their stay. As you rightly point out the en-suite rooms are good, especially for staff, and we have 2 bed ensuites and 4 bed ensuites upstairs, as well... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good rooms and facilities but the alarms were set off in the middle of the night by the warden having a pizza party. Loud and inconvenient especially when we all needed the sleep. Probably won't go again.

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

We are sorry to hear that the fire alarm went off during your stay disturbing your sleep. The live-in staff were cooking after they finished their shifts and unfortunately they did set the fire alarm off, but we understand they quickly alerted the group leaders as well as silencing the alarm so that the house guests did not have to... More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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335 reviews 335 reviews
49 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had great fun here at Okehampton YHA camping in the Summer holidays. The campsite is relatively small, and in a field adjacent to the YHA car park. We were able to use all the facilities, including self catering kitchen, restaurant, games room and TV room, which made it a great place to stay for all the family. We could... More 

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

Thanks for the response. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the campsite met your expectations. Having access to all of the hostel facilities makes it easier when you're camping. We are also happy that you enjoyed your visit to the town, and the activities on offer and look forward to welcoming you back to Dartmoor. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Three of us stayed here over the Easter weekend for one night on a cycling tour of Devon. We found the hostel to be very good, with warm, comfortable and clean rooms and bathrooms. Situated by a steam railway track (I believe the hostel was a station house in a former life) gave us some interesting trains to see outside.... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about the great location of the hostel for exploring the north of Dartmoor. With access to the high moors, there are many walking and cycling opportunities. I'll pass your comments onto the staff, as they appreciate the feedback. The cycle sheds do get busy when we have a lot of people doing the Devon Coast... More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Real unusual lovely place! it's a converted Railway station house and is in a very quiet secluded part of Okehampton. I had a whole room to myself and had a few lovely nights sleep on a bottom bunk. The communal lounges are a lovely place to relax in. The staff are there when you need them but I didn't really... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Clean, comfortable & safe They even had a room upstairs with a ping pong table and couches and games. It was probably the best hostel we stayed at, throughout our trip. I stayed in a room with 9 beds (female only) and I was the only one there. My friend stayed in the male room and he was alone, as... More 

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