Adhering to government guidance
For the foreseeable future, YHA Wells-next-the-Sea will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only. If you are interested in staying before 25th March 2021 for a purpose which you believe is within current government regulations, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Bookings after 26th March 2021 can be made online as normal.
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.
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.
YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea offers small rooms, excellent facilities and is in the oldest part of this quaint fishing port. Converted from a church hall, it offers compact but well-equipped accommodation. Enjoy the surrounding countryside and miles of empty beaches. Make YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea your chosen holiday location today.
What is great about YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea?
Close to beaches, creeks, and salt marshes.
Great for wildlife lovers.
Located in an historic seaside resort.
The self-catering kitchen is equipped with two ovens, one microwave, one kettle, two fridges with a freezer, and plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for guests to use during their stay. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The hostel dining room is equipped with 6 tables and 24 chairs, with an additional 4 chairs for guests to use. The cosy TV lounge is furnished with 3 sofas, perfect for winding down after a day’s exploring. There is a relax room with 8 comfy chairs, and a quiet room with 2 sofas if you would like a little more privacy. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Wells-Next-the-Sea includes 28-31 beds:
One three-bedded room with en-suite. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over.
One two-bedded room. Includes 1 double bed. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Five four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One three-bedded room. Includes 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single bed. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One three-bedded room. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 4 showers and 5 toilets throughout the hostel for guests to use. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
From taking a relaxing stroll to an advanced hike, there are plenty of walking opportunities for all ages and abilities. There is a wide variety of wildlife here too- Wells is the No 1 mainland spot for bird watching, so remember your binoculars.
Home of BBC’s ‘Springwatch’, Pensthorpe is a good way to get close to nature and learn more about wildlife and conservation.
Cycle around Holkham park is suitable for everyone and is the perfect cycle trail for young families, as the surface is flat. There’s even cycle hire so you don’t have to worry about bringing your bikes along on your holiday.
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.
As East of England escapes go, this idyllic 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 would 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 is four miles long and has been described as one of the most unspoiled, beautiful stretches of sand in the UK.
There is 1 disabled parking bay at front of hostel, and 4 other car parking spaces located at the rear of hostel.
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.
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.
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
View our access statement here.
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.