Ok, let's get the very few negatives out of the way first. I stayed in this youth hostel for the whole of last week and my one major gripe is that it doesn't offer free wifi. This might not have been such an issue had it not been so hard to catch a signal indoors. I found that all over The North Norfolk Coast a signal was intermittent, and that was with two different networks. The good news is that along with all the other amenities, the public library, which offers wifi even if you are a non-resident, is within about ten minutes walk from the hostel. You may want to take your earplugs as the bedroom doors are noisy on opening and closing. On the plus side, first of all the hostel is well managed by a very pleasant and amenable manager. His assistant is also very polite and helpful. The hostel is clean and fresh looking inside. There are good power showers, though it does get very hot and steamy inside the cubicles. I never went into the lounge with the television, as I preferred to sit and read in the Quiet Room, which is great if you require some personal space. The front exterior of the building is very attractive, sporting a rounded Dutch gable. It is easy to get around the coast without a car on the Coasthopper, a bus that runs up and down it daily. The small town itself is very attractive and feels quite gentrified. There aren't a lot of places to eat out but we cooked in the hostel virtually every night, so that was not an issue for us. There were no groups staying while we were there - I would imagine the kitchen could get very crowded if there were. If flexible with your dates, you might want to find out in advance how busy the hostel is expected to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wells Youth Hostel, situated on the outskirts of thisfriendly Norfolk fishing village, is set within easy strikingdistance of the North Norfolk Coastal Path, a boat ride tovisit the local seal colony, and Salt Marshes teamingwith bird life.The hostel building, formerly the St Nicholas ChurchHall, was converted during 2002, making this one of themore recent additions to our network. It currentlycomprises 31 beds (including 3 doubles) on two floors,with comfortable 2, 3, & 4 bedrooms, on Church Plain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Wells-Next-The-Sea Norfolk