YHA Elmscott

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night. This property has multiple bed options. Where prices are shown, these are for the higher bed option, which is 35 beds.

A renovated Victorian school in a wild, next-to-nature location close to Clovelly with sea views of Lundy Island. You’ll find amazing rock formations, a profusion of wild flowers and many lanes on an unspoilt section of coastline.

The self-catering kitchen contains a domestic sized cooker, microwave, 2x4 gas hobs, 2 fridges, 2 toasters, 2 kettles and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for 35 people. Tea towels are provided.

School House - 15 beds arranged in 1x2, 1x3, 1x4 and 1x6 bedded room.
A further 20 beds are in the annex, these beds are arranged in 2x4 and 2x6 bedded rooms. All bed linen is provided.

Lots of space on site for cars and minibuses.

Other facilities
Dining Room & Lounge
The dining room seats 24 people, the lounge seats 10.
In the schoolhouse there are three showers, three toilets and six washbasins.
In the Annex there are 2 showers, four toilers and four washbasins - there is also an outside toilet. Please bring your own towels.
There are extensive lawns with lovely sea views.
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 Elmscott we strive to cater for everybody. There are ground floor bedrooms in the annexe; unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility.

We also have:

  • One step into the main building.
  • A portable ramp available
  • Level access to most communal areas

For more information please download the full access statement here (93KB)

In the area

Exhilarating walks. Beautiful coastline. Easy access to the South West Coast Path.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Children

Things to do

  • Water sports
  • 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 Elmscott
EX39 6ES.



By road:
Leave the A39 just north of the West Country Inn and the follow signs through lanes.

By Foot:
If walking from Hartland, continue to the west end of Fore Street and pick up the footpath to Elmscott (3.5 miles) through The Vale.
We can arrange a pickup service by taxi from Hartland to the hostel - please call to arrange.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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