Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk

Youth Hostels are a favoured form of accommodation for many because of the varied benefits and experiences they offer.

Youth Hostels are generally made up of shared dormitories with beds and bunk-beds, plus many have private rooms for couples and smaller parties. Many have their own refreshment facilities, and are great places to meet other people who are travelling.

Continue reading for a guide to the YHA Blaxhall Youth Hostel, and some more general information.

Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk

YHA Blaxhall, Woodbridge is a wonderfully quiet hostel in tranquil surroundings. This great red brick building was once the village school and has been expertly refurbished to provide comfortable and affordable accommodation.

Accommodation is available for up to 40 people in a variety of rooms, including rooms for families and couples. The Hostel can provide you with a selection of homemade and delicious food, including breakfast, packed lunches for when you are out and about, plus evening meals which are fully licensed. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen for those of you who would prefer to cook yourselves, and the cost of hiring your bed at the hostel includes heating, electricity and bed linen.

There is good disabled access and families are well catered for. Accompanied students on school trips are also welcome.

Please click on the link above for more information such as prices, contact details and reservations.

YHA Blaxhall is ideally located for nearby attractions and activities such as – –

Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk
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Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites runs a full programme of events such as wildlife & walks and talks, Anglo-Saxon-themed events, open-air theatre, children’s activities and trails, and exclusive guided tours throughout the year.

There is also a number of friendly and traditional Pubs & Inns in Woodbridge which are close to YHA Blaxhall.

For more local information please see our Guide to Woodbridge.

One of the main appeals for those opting to stay in a Youth Hostel is the price. Hostel accommodation is much cheaper than Hotels and B&Bs, allowing those on a budget to travel widely and holiday in a large variety of locations.

Youth Hostels are particularly ideal for people travelling from place to place for an extended period of time longer than the average fortnight break.

Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk
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Another benefit of cheap accommodation is that it allows you to spend your budget on other things, such as dining out in Restaurants in Suffolk, buying gifts & mementoes from Shops in Suffolk, or exploring the many Days Out and Things to Do in Suffolk.

Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk paired with some of the following activities make for a very cost-effective break, as these pursuits are absolutely free! For some great ideas please see – –

Walking in Suffolk

Cycling in Suffolk

Beaches in Suffolk

Public Gardens in Suffolk

Museums in Suffolk

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Some hostels offer en-suite rooms that generally consist of a toilet, wash-hand basin and shower. Standard or non-en-suite rooms involve sharing communal shower/toilet facilities which are usually located not too far away on the same corridor.

Many hostels have a self-catering kitchen where you can cook your own meals and some even provide home-cooked meals, as YHA Blaxhall above does, or have their own restaurants and bar.

Youth Hostel Accommodation in Suffolk
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Almost all hostels offer lockers, either free-of-charge or for hire, to ensure that your belongings and valuables are safe and secure.

To summarise, Youth Hostels are great accommodation options in which travellers and holiday-makers alike can make friends, and base themselves in a prime location for exploring the local town and surrounding areas – and all at a very reasonable price.

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