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 Okehampton Bracken Tor 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.
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. The hostel is centrally heated throughout.
What is great about YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor?
Close to walking routes in Dartmoor.
Perfect for adventure-seekers.
Ideal for a quiet woodland holiday.
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor has a self-catering kitchen equipped with everything you might need for cooking delicious meals during your stay. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and 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. Highchairs are also available.
YHA Okehampton 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.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor includes 35 beds: 2 x 8, 1 x 6, 2 x 4, 1 x 2 and 1 x 3 with double bed.
All bedlinen is provided.
Four rooms have en-suite toilet and shower rooms. The remaining three rooms have private WC and shower rooms. One room has an accessible shower room. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Journey through the oceans of the world from the local shoreline to the deep Atlantic at the National Marine Aquarium. A great day out for the family.
Step back into time and explore the Okehampton Castle, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, now a haunted ruin.
Located in the Dartmoor National Park, there are endless walking and hiking routes available right from the hostel doorstep, suited to all ages and abilities.
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.
Dartmoor is packed with things to see and do for all ages.
Families have ample exciting attractions to choose from such as the River Dart Country Park or Pennywell Farm. History lovers can explore the ancient castle ruins and learn about the history in the museums. For the lovers of the great outdoors, there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities within the Dartmoor National Park.
There are plenty of pubs, cafes, and restaurants within the area, so you are spoiled for choice! Make YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor your chosen holiday location today.
There is parking on site for 10 cars.
From the town centre follow brown signs to the Youth Hostel, this will lead you onto Station road. Turn left at memorial and continue under the railway bridge and immediately after turn left, sign posted Youth Hostel.
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor, 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
View our access statement here.
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.
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!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.