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YHA Okehampton

Klondyke Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EW, England
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Poor service - you felt like staff were being inconvenienced by having to deal with you. Needed a room where I could sort my cycling gear out. Paid £50 for a single room, which turned out to be a very small room with 2 bunkbeds. En suite bathroom had paint peeling from ceiling and mould around shower. I'd paid as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Hostel is modern and clean, the staff are willing but lack any sense of organisation. There was no indication that you needed to book a time for your evening meal. Even though the choice was limited, the quality of the food was poor. I had mushroom carbonara. The pasta was over cooked and congealed. They would be far better to... More 

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Windsor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Room and bathroom good and clean, beds comfortable and the place was quiet. Busy so staff had a hard time dealing with all the queries but they did try to help everyone. Walked into town and had food and beer and a taxi back, after cycling all day we had had enough of the hills! Lovely building, didn't try the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Stayed in lots of YHAs over the years but this was a bit sad. Rooms clean but toilet/shower facilities very cramped. Food used cheap ingredients and it showed - think Asda bargain sausages and watered down scrambled egg and you'll get the idea. Basic so glad we only used it as a stopover.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a lovely 2 night stay with our two children (aged 5 and 7). The accommodation was a family room with en-suite, we wanted a cheep two nights away but also a little privacy. The room was clean and tidy. The activities we did was at an additional cost and we enjoyed them. We did bushcraft and climbing. The... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

So you are looking for lodgings in Okehampton and struggling. the YHA comes up and you giggle a bit. well that would be your loss. i went to a gig in the Simmons Park and could not find anywhere conventional to stay. Booking.com gave me the YHA but only one choice in a shared dormitory. Yeah right i will share... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback on your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to both the Party in the Park event and our hostel. Happy to hear you enjoyed the presence of the heritage railway next door. Perhaps you'll come back again, as the Polar Express starts soon on Dartmoor Railway. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What a fabulous place. Great location, nice clean rooms and decent food... Oh and it's licensed! Plenty of parking for cars and bicycles. If you are doing a Coast to Coast like we did the location is also ideal. We stayed in a 2 bunk en suite. The hostel was very well run. The staff were excellent and very friendly.... More 

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

Thank you for your response. We are grateful that you consider us to be one of the best YHA's you've stayed in. I will pass your comments to the staff, as they are always concerned to make the customer happy. The manager is careful to select local products for the bar, such as Winkleigh Ciders Poundhouse Crisp and Sharps Doombar.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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

Not Enough Facilities: Thank you for your feedback. Most of our toilets/shower units are unisex, hence there are only two single-sex communal areas (Ladies and Gents) remaining in the building. As we have a rolling programme of improvements, more of the rooms are en-suite and hence have their own bathrooms. Whilst there is only 1 toilet (as opposed to 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back here. I will pass your comments to the reception staff and the housekeeping staff. I hope you took advantage of the bar, as we are proud to promote local ales such as Sharps Doombar and Winkleigh Ciders Pondhouse Crisp, both... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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