YHA Cheddar

Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3HN


Want to gorge on adventure? YHA Cheddar has everything you need for an action-packed break and is perfect for activity groups. We’re surrounded by some of the best climbing and caving in the south, or you could make a splash with some watersports. This large Victorian house has plenty of space to relax after a hard day outdoors, with home comforts like board games available.

YHA Cheddar recommends Mendip Outdoor Pursuits to bring groups high octane adventures during their stay. Try exciting activities like climbing the limestone cliffs of Cheddar Gorge, or take the plunge with some fun kayaking. Not to mention attractions like Animal Farm Adventure Park, Stanton Drew stone circle and endless caves such as Wookey Hole.

The hostel can provide tasty breakfasts, lunch and evening meals for groups, along with a licensed bar if you fancy a drink together. With a comfortable lounge of sofas and armchairs, activity groups and field trips can wind down after their adventures in a quiet and rural setting.

Why Groups love YHA Cheddar

Perfectly located for climbing and caving

"Great" - 86%

Customer satisfaction based on 87 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 58

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Cheddar

YHA Cheddar does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Cheddar

YHA Cheddar does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Corridor zoning

How to get here

Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3HN

By car and coach: From the A371, at the War Memorial turn left if coming from Axbridge or right from Wells into The Hayes. The hostel is on the left immediately after the school.

OS Map: 182
OS Grid Ref: ST455534
Latitude: 51.277688
Longitude: -2.781934
YHA Cheddar