YHA Wells-next-the-Sea

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

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

Wells-Next-the-Sea offers small rooms, excellent facilities and is located in the oldest part of this quaint fishing port. Converted from a church hall, it offers compact accommodation. Enjoy the surrounding countryside and miles of empty beaches.

As East of England escapes go, this pretty north Norfolk fishing town gets our gold medal! With wonderful wildlife, winding waymarked trails, serene salt marshes and a sweeping stretch of sandy beach, you'd be hard pressed to find somewhere more picturesque. Visit the Norfolk fishing town, a great location for activity breaks, walking holidays and relaxing weekends away. Holkham beach is a highlight. It’s four miles long and has been described as one of the most unspoiled, beautiful stretches of sand in the UK.

This property is not suitable for loud parties due to the proximity of the neighbours but is an ideal location for groups of families.


The hostel is self-catering only, but within walking distance from a good selection of pubs and shops. Cook up some scrumptious sustenance in the self-catering kitchen or visit one of the town's fantastic venues! The kitchen has two ovens, three sets of hobs, two microwaves, two kettles, two fridges with a tiny freezer - plus enough pots, pans, cutlery and crockery to serve 30 people. Tea towels are provided.


31 beds: 1x3 beds (double with single above) en-suite room downstairs, suitable for people with disabilities. 1 double, 1x3 (double with single above), 1x3 and 5x4 bed room. All bedrooms have washbasins and storage. All bedding is provided. Two cots are also available.


Car parking space is available on site for up to 11 cars.

Other facilities

Dining Room/Lounge

The dining room comfortably sits 24 people and there is additional overflow dining room space in the 'meeting rooms'. The lounge contains a large TV and can seat 12 people, there is also a quiet study which seats 6.

Washroom facilities

There are 4 showers and 3 toilets upstairs, plus 2 toilets downstairs in addition to the en suite room. Please bring your own towels.


There is central heating throughout, payphone and a TV.

Please note - only available for early check in
This property is suitable for children under the age of three years.

YHA Wells-next-the-Sea 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 Wells-next -the-Sea we strive to cater for everybody.We have one bedroom on the ground floor. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with grab rails around the toilet. The shower is not fully accessible as there is a step up to enter.

We also have:

  • Step-free access into the hostel
  • Step free access to facilities on the ground floor

For more information please download the full access statement here (97KB)

In the area

Pubs and shops (fresh seafood and vegetables are local specialities in Wells), beaches either side of the town, stately homes and museums, seal watching at Blakeney Point, bird watching. Sheringham (20 miles).

Hostel amenities

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

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

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How to find us

Our Address

YHA Wells-next-the-Sea
Church Plain,
NR23 1EQ



From the A149 coast road
Turn into Church Street.
The hostel is opposite St Nicholas parish church.

From the waterfront
Take Staithe Street, then High Street to Church Plain.

Please note, the nearest Petrol Station is on the Fakenham roundabout on the A148, 11 miles from Wells

Take a virtual tour

View the Reception View the Dining Room View the Lounge View the Self-catering Kitchen View the Bedroom View the Quiet Room

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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