YHA Bracken Tor

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

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

This converted Arts and Crafts style detached house was originally built in 1910. It sits in three acres of gardens overlooking the town and has direct access to the Dartmoor National Park and open moorland from the grounds. YHA Bracken Tor is part of the Adventure Okehampton activity centre and can provide a full range of activities throughout the year.

YHA Bracken Tor has a self-catering kitchen equipped with everything you might need for cooking meals.

A full catering service is available on site in our separate function room with advance notice. The function room can also be hired separately by arrangement with the hostel.

35 beds arranged in in 2x8, 1x6, 2x4, 1x2 and 1x3 with double bed. Four rooms have en-suite toilet and shower rooms. The remaining three rooms have private WC and shower rooms. One room is suitable for people with disabilities and has an accessible shower room.

On site for 10 cars.

Dining Room & Lounge
There is a separate dining room which can seat 35 people in addition to a large wood panelled lounge which contains a TV, pool table and a wood burning stove.

YHA Bracken Tor is situated on a four acre site. There are some restricted areas and some areas which may be in use by other groups. Direct access to local moorland is available and campfires are permitted but you will need to contact the on-site manager to arrange this.

Camping pitches are available on-site as part of your YHA Exclusive Hire booking at no additional charge. These must be booked in advance.

Centrally Heated throughout

Need to know

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


At YHA Okehampton we strive to cater for everybody. We have bedrooms on the ground floor. There is also a wheel in shower accessed from the ground floor bedroom corridor.

We also have:

  • Parking on site
  • Accessible WC close to reception
  • Lounge and games room are located on the 1st floor
  • Self catering kitchen and dining room on the ground floor

For more information please download the full access statement here (589KB)


In the area

Dartmoor National Park, Rosemoor Gardens (10 miles), Castle Drogo, Lydford gorge - National Trust (both 10), Eden Project (50)

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Children

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing

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 Bracken Tor
Bracken Tor,
EX20 1QW



From the town centre follow brown signs to the Youth Hostel, this will lead you onto Station road.
Turn left at memorial about 400m up the road and check-in at reception at YHA Okehampton.
After, continue up the road, cross over a railway bridge and then a bridge over the A30.
Immediately after turn right, sign posted Youth Hostel.
Follow the road round to Bracken Tor.
Please use the car park on your right.

NB. Some GPS units provide incorrect access points from A30 if using Postcodes.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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