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“Feels over-priced for what we got”
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YHA Beer
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Feels over-priced for what we got”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

After reading numerous positive reviews prior to booking our group of 3 were disappointed with many aspects of the YHA.
We arrived after a long days walk to face a fairly laborious check in - online payment in advance may be worth considering, especially as the booking was made online.
Room was basic, clean and fine other than the lack of towels. Went back to reception to ask for some but there were only 2 clean ones available in the whole of the hostel so our third member was given a bed sheet with which to dry himself post shower.
Breakfast the next morning, while plentiful, was poorly prepared and low quality.
Would struggle to recommend to anyone, especially as price wise it worked out no cheaper than local B&B's which offer greater comfort and quality.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Having stayed 5 days ,we are really enjoyed our stay at the YHA Beer . The staff are very friendly and helpful.the facilities are nice and clean ,ideal for families but the self catering kitchen can get very busy ! 10 to 15 min walk to the beach through the village high street.Beer is a charming village .A short drive from Lyme Regis and Charmouth ,both places we all loved !

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed here on a 3mth UK trip. The YHA manager was really pleasant and helpful. The room was good and the location was an easy walk to the main village. We enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again one day. Full marks - thanks so much !

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in the youth hotel it was good to stay Devon,the rooms looked really lovely and I enjoyed looking over the sea I would enjoy to tell people to go their the breakfast was really lovely

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed here for a weekend with my walking club. It was clean, warm, friendly (staff and other guests). Great having food cooked for you, good value too. Would recommend to others. If you don't want to share with strangers booking would be a good idea, in advance. The staff are friendly and the food they supply/cook is really good value for money. You can also have a beer or two on the premises.

Room Tip: Very small kitchen, although well equiped apart from fridge space.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Michael R, Manager at YHA Beer, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Hi Susan, great to hear that you've enjoyed your stay. We're always thrilled to have such lovely feedback. Hope you will come and visit us again.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

What a wonderful place. The building has a lovely warmth to it, maybe something to do with the beautiful wooden floor on the ground floor. I loved the quirkiness of the building and the way some of the original features had been maintained. Nearly every window (that I saw) had a window seat, so you could take in a view of the garden. Beer Village is only a very short walk from the hostel as is the beach. Many thanks to the member of staff who recommened I wear my wellies on the walk to Branscombe, I enjoyed the walk very much, but perhaps wouldn't have with wet feet! My room was very comfortable and spacious. The only downsides I can think of were that I had to wait ages for the shower to warm up (but when it had it was great), and the self catering kitchen could do with a paper towel dispenser. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Michael R, Manager at YHA Beer, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
Hi Amy,

Thank you for staying with us and the lovely review. We'll get that towel dispenser sorted, and hope to have some new showers soon. Hope to see you here again.

Best wishes,

Mike
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Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Stayed one night in Beer youth hostel just before Christmas. Lovely location and great facilities. What really mad the stay though was Jamie who made our stay he could not have been more helpfull. Really useful to have a local member of staff able to give tips on stuff to do in the local area. Cheers.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Michael R, Manager at YHA Beer, responded to this review, 6 January 2013
We're glad you've enjoyed your stay! And thanks a lot for the great review, it means a lot. I'm sure that Jamie will be thrilled to read it.
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Property: YHA Beer
Address: Bovey Combe Townsend, Beer, Seaton EX12 3LL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Seaton > Beer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Beer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Beer 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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