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Bordon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A group of 5 of us stayed in one of the 6 person bunk rooms, ideal for what we needed. Great self catering facilities in a newly refitted kitchen. Great value. Would make a great base for exploring Exmoor. We stayed down for the Redbull Steeplechase which started in Lynmouth which was only 30 minutes away

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Thank py1974
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We have worked very hard over the last 18 months to bring Exford Hostel back to its former glory, and we will continue to do so in the future. We really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Being a lifetime member of YHA, I've stayed at a number of YHA hostels all over the world. they always have the best locations and an average standard of interiors and cleanliness. This one in particular is really cute, cosy and clean. We stayed in a 6 bed mix room with an ensuite toilet and bathroom. The beds and mattresses... More 

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Thank Ishwari T
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for all your feedback. We have spent the last 18 months giving the hostel the TLC so that it so deserved and we really appreciate it when people take the time to say we are getting it right! We are not sure if you are aware but Exford, and Exmoor, are part of a Dark Skies Reserve and... More 

North West UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in the Bell tent, it was fab. Hostel has been recently refurbished. Really clean, really nice staff, very good facilities and the bell tent went down a storm with our two children (and us!). There were even fairy lights inside! Really enjoyed the stay, would recommend without reservation.

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PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave your review and your comments have definitely put a smile on our faces, its so nice to know that we played a part in you and your family having a lovely time here on Exmoor. We really hope we can welcome you back in the future. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our room was smelly, dark and cramped. The ceiling light was about 1 Watt and there was no sink or reading light. Toilets: floors certainly hadn't been mopped behind the door in some time. Common areas echoed and flickering over-bright lights spoiled the atmosphere.

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Thank LynneEast
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

We were so disappointed to read your comments because you brought none of this to our attention whilst you were here which makes it so difficult for us to try and put things right. The hostel is cleaned thoroughly every day but unfortunately there are a lot of people using the facilities after that time. The lights are actually on... More 

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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I had a very pleasant stay at the Exford hostel this weekend. Set in a beautiful grand old building, you would expect the interior to be outdated however it is exactly the opposite. The owners (who also run the White Horse Pub opposite) have taken great care to inject new life into the building. The facility has everything you need... More 

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Thank BlueMountainSnow
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Whilst the refurbishment of the hostel is an ongoing project it is nice to hear that the upgrades already carried out are appreciated. As you say, it is a beautiful old building that was just crying out for some TLC, and rest assured, it is getting plenty! We... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We spent Saturday night here at the YHA in Exford and thoroughly enjoyed it. As we were having a very busy weekend, we opted to book the Bell Tent in the grounds to save us taking all our camping gear and thought it would be a nice change to staying inside. Very glad to have tried this out. The accommodation... More 

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Thank Jonathan H
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your feedback. This is a new experience for us too and we are so pleased to hear that we have managed to get it right. The setting of the Hostel is amazing and the grounds are stunning so the setting of the Bell Tent seemed ideal to us, and thankfully to you too! We really... More 

Ryde
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great place to camp, allowed to use hotel facilities including Self-catering kitchen, lounge, toilets and showers. Kitchen is really well fitted out. reception is at White horse Inn over the bridge. Bar there does local real ales and food if you don not want to cook, includes Breakfast if required although did not use this facility. Dining room in hostel... More 

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Thank Chris T
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave all your lovely comments and we really hope that we can welcome you back for a return visit. The hostel is set in stunning grounds and ideal for either hostelling or camping, as you noted with the added bonus of the hotel facilities just across the road! Once more, Thank you. More 

England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for the night with 3 chums. We booked the luxury room - or at least I think we did - very basic accommodation but then you get what you pay for. We were a group of 'gentlemen' walkers in our 50's and ended up in a room with bunks! We had an ensuite toilet and a separate shower -... More 

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Thank James M
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, all feedback is much appreciated. As a Hostel all our rooms consist of bunk beds but we hope this did not detract from your stay. We are still in the process of updating and modernising the hostel since purchasing it from YHA, giving it the TLC that it so deserved!... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great way to explore Exmoor, on check in we were given a discover Exmoor booklet with walk ideas we took advantage of this. Now owned by the Hotel/Pub opposite there is always someone on hand to answer questions. Breakfast served at the hotel and was just what we needed for a days walking. Beds made and lots of space in... More 

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Thank AutumnBird69
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

There is no better place for walking than here on Exmoor and we really appreciate how lucky we are to live here and so take real pleasure in introducing all our guests to all that is special here on Exmoor. We really look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn, which is another stunning season to experience all that... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

very good YHA in great setting and access to Exmoor. It's run by the White Horse Hotel just across the road, whose staff are friendly and helpful. They will also provide an excellent breakfast if this is pre-booked. It has no wi-fi, but the hotel does have it, however this isn't always convenient. i understand work is being done to... More 

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Thank jrussel115
PeterHendrie, Manager at YHA Exford, responded to this review

Thank you. The hostel aims to offer Exmoor hospitality in a beautiful setting And the hearty Exmoor breakfast is definitely an added bonus which we pride ourselves on. We hope you will return in the future More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This is a great location for mountain biking, horse riding and a host of other outdoor activity breaks - making it perfect for school trips. For a weekend away in lovely Exmoor National Park accommodation, try this large Victorian house by the River Exe. There are open hills and wooded valleys to explore if you're on a walking holiday and the Somerset and North Devon coasts are nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Exford

Address: Exe Mead, Exford, Minehead TA24 7PU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Minehead
Price Range: ₹ 1,919 - ₹ 8,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Exford 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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