YHA Blaxhall

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

This 'Green Tourism' award winning building is a single storey, former village school, recently extended and refurbished to a high standard. On the edge of the Suffolk Sandlings, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's close to beaches, sandy heaths and ancient towns and villages.

For bird watching, sea food, cycling and walking, YHA Blaxhall is a great option - ideal for family holidays and activity breaks. Just down the road from the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, there’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to come back time and time again.


The self-catering kitchen has 2 domestic sized cookers with ovens, (plus one lower hob for people with disabilities), 2 microwaves, 2 domestic sized fridges, 1 domestic freezer and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for 40 people. Tea towels are provided.

A full meals service may be available with plenty of advance notice.


The hostel has 41 beds arranged in 1 x 3 bed room, 2 x 4 bed rooms and 5 x 6 bed rooms, all of which have wash basins. One of the 6 bed rooms has an en-suite bathroom. The 3 bed room is suitable for people with disabilities, but please contact the Exclusive Hire team if your group has any specific requirements. All bed linen is provided but you will need to bring your own towels.

Catering Options are also available - please contact the hostel for further information.


Space for 20 cars on site.
The refuse area is situated in the car park.

Dining room & Lounge

The spacious dining room seats 40. The two lounges seat 30 on soft seating and a conservatory overlooks fields beyond, it also contains a TV - video and DVD player.

Washing Facilities

There are 4 showers and 3 toilets close to the bedrooms. Disabled shower and toilet are adjacent to disabled access room. Please bring your own towels.


Access for people with disabilities (M2 classified).
YHA staff are residents in an adjoining building.
Central heating throughout.
This property is suitable for children under the age of three years.

YHA Blaxhall welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700


At YHA Blaxhall we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor. There is an accessible bathroom also on the ground floor.

We also have:

  • Step-free access into hostel
  • Portable induction loop
  • Flashing fire alarm in the accessible bedroom and bathroom
  • Ground floor bedrooms

For more information please download the full access statement here (96KB)

In the area

A pub within walking distance. Shops, Snape Maltings classical concert venue (1.5 miles), Minsmere and North Warren RSPB reserves, Suffolk Sandlings, easy walking and flat cycling routes. Woodbridge (8 miles), Aldeburgh (8). Sutton Hoo Viking ship burial site.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Wheelchair
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Blaxhall
The Old School House,
IP12 2EA



By Car
Leave the A12 at the Wickham Market and Orford (B1078) exit.
Follow the signs for Orford then after Campsea Ashe follow the YHA signs.

By Bicycle
Avoid the busy A12.
The National Cycle Route 1 passes close to the hostel and uses quiet lanes.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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