Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Exford Exemead Lodge will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
The hostel is available for Exclusive Hire as 2 separate self-contained units. YHA Exford – Exemead Lodge accommodating up to 19 people and YHA Exford – Exemead Bunk House which offers accommodation for a max of 34 people.
A former Victorian Gentleman’s residence, with timber features, this building stands in its own secluded wooded riverside grounds with ample social space, in the centre of a quiet village, next to the banks of the unfenced River Exe and in the heart of the Exmoor National Park and the UK’s Dark Sky Reserve.
What is great about YHA Exford Exemead Lodge?
Quiet, peaceful area.
Located in Exmoor National Park.
Great for walking holidays.
The ground floor kitchen for Exemead Lodge is a fully equipped commercial kitchen with a range of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for 19 people. A small upstairs kitchenette is available in the 2-person double bedded room. Tea towels, bin bags and washing up liquid are provided.
A catering service is available if arranged in advance with Breakfast and all meals served daily across the road at The Exmoor White Horse Inn.
Dining room and lounge
Each lounge and dining area has adequate seating for guests as well as TV and board games for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Exford Exemead Lodge sleeps 19 people:
One two-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 double bed and a kitchenette.
One five-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over and 1 set of bunk beds.
Two six-bedded rooms with en-suite. One of these rooms includes 1 double bed.
All bedlinen is provided.
All rooms have an en-suite. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Mountain biking on moor.
Exmoor Adventures- offers a range of land and water-based activities such as coasteering, kayaking and rock climbing.
Guided walks from Exmoor National Park.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am
The village of Exford is at the heart of Exmoor National Park, surrounded by ever changing scenery from moor to coast with unlimited uninhabited and wide-open spaces – an outdoor enthusiast and walkers paradise at any time of year. This is a great location for mountain biking, horse riding and many other outdoor activities. The hostel is situated by the River Exe surrounded by open hills and wooded valleys.
Exmoor is home to many historical sites of interest – The Clapper Bridge at Tarr Steps, the old mines at Simonsbath, the villages of Lynton & Lynmouth and Porlock that feature in the Lynmouth flood disaster, and the Doone Valley made famous by the RD Blackmore book. The stunning moorland close by includes Dunkery Beacon (highest point on Exmoor enabling views towards Dartmoor) and Winsford Hill, inhabited by wild Red Deer, Exmoor Ponies and an array of birdlife, wildlife and flora and fauna.
Beautiful sandy beaches of North Devon are nearby – Woolacombe and Croyde, are just 3/4hrs drive away whilst West Somerset boasts nearby stunning pebble beaches of Porlock Weir, Bossington Beach, with Minehead and Dunster beach also in easy reach, as well as a selection of National Trust “chocolate box” villages at Selworthy and Luccombe in one direction, and Arlington in the other.
The car park at the front of the property can take approx. 20 cars and is also suitable for coaches.
The hostel is in the centre of Exford village, over the bridge and first on the left.
Details of how to get to Exford Hostel from the M5 Motorway Junction 25: Distance 26 miles, approx. time 3/4 hour to 1 hour.
Leave junction 25 (Taunton) follow the A358 from Taunton towards Minehead for about 3 miles and then turn left along the B3224. After about 10 miles you will come to Raleighs Cross (pub). Go straight past and then turn right following the B3224 which changes course here. Continue for approx. 6 miles until you reach Wheddon Cross. Go straight across at the crossroads following the signs to Exford (Approx 5 miles). We are located opposite The Exmoor White Horse Inn.
Registered guide dogs are welcome at YHA Exford. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted either indoors or in the grounds.
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!