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The iFootpath Directory - YHA Beer

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YHA Beer

This Arts and Crafts house with child-friendly facilities on the edge of Beer village is a great choice for cheap family holidays and school trips. For an activity break, try mackerel fishing and safe sea swimming at the nearby beach or for a real Jurassic coast holiday: fossil hunting. For walking holidays there's the nearby the South West Coastal Path.

The Youth Hostel is located on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coast, now listed as a world heritage site. It’s great for geology, rock pools and fossil hunting walking and photography. The hostel has private grounds for you to explore and a rich quarry history, populated with local legends about smugglers and pirates.

The Hostel

YHA Beer has 39 beds in a selection of private and dorm rooms, one of which is en-suite. There are also camping pitches for those who love the great outdoors. The hostel is set in a light and airy country house in its own tranquil grounds on the edge of the fishing village of Beer, on the Jurassic Coast. Many of the features in the hostel are original including the parquet flooring.

There is a cosy TV lounge where you can relax in the evenings, and a drying room where you can hang your soggy walking trousers or park your muddy boots.

The small, but perfectly formed, self-catering kitchen, just off the dining room; is fitted with three domestic ovens.


Please note that camping is sold per person and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

Set in the grounds of this beautiful arts and crafts house, YHA Beer offers a unique campsite on the hillside overlooking this picturesque village and even has a sea view! This small site is just metres from the main hostel building. Ideal for individual travellers, families and groups, the site is just a 10 minute stroll from the village and supplies can be purchased from the local shop - fresh fish is even available direct from the fishermen on the beach! Campers have 24 hour access to all of the hostel facilities. There are barbecue facilities on site and guests are politely asked not to bring their own BBQ equipment. Campfires and pets are strictly prohibited.

Bell Tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four or five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.

There are two tents available at YHA Beer and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities. YHA Beer's bell tents are available to book throughout the year for stays between July and the end of September.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


YHA Beer offers a hot and cold buffet breakfast to fuel you up for your busy day. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

Supper Club

This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price. Guests in the Youth Hostel will have the opportunity to all sit around the table together and share stories with their fellow travellers - this is the authentic hostelling experience! Supper Club starts at 7pm.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


There is a fully licensed bar with local beers and ciders.

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No sorry
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Post Code
EX12 3LL

This entry was added on Monday, 27 June 2016 09:52

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