Hunstanton Backpackers and Yha, 15-17 Avenue Road, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BW

Call Neal or Alison Sanderson on 01485 532061 or 07771 804831


Available for sole use, family rooms or individuals, Hunstanton Backpackers and YHA is suitable for schools, family & friend get-togethers & uniformed groups. Greatly improved recently, including adding en suites, 3* VisitEngland approved. An ideal affordable family break or activity getaway for walking, cycling, bird watching or fun on the beach. The Norfolk Coast Path, serviced by Coasthopper Bus, goes through stunning beaches, great for wildlife, or catch a boat to Seal Island. Rooms are bunkrooms of various sizes or family rooms, some doubles, some en suite. Self-catering kitchen, large lounge, conservatory dining area and an optional classroom/training area. Meals and drinks (including alcohol) can be provided (5* food hygiene). The garden has patio, benches & sea views. A 3 minute walk will take you to the sea front or town centre with a Sealife sanctuary, fantastic beaches and cliff top walks. A friendly, family welcome awaits you in Sunny Hunny a great home-from-home on the east coast. Family run and family friendly.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Norfolk, Suffolk and the East of England and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    48: 1x dbl, 2x3, 4x4, 1x5/6, 2x6/8, 1 grd floor 2 bed. Some en suite.
  • Open:

    All year. 8-10am, 5-9.30pm.
  • Price per night:

    Prices from: Dorms £24, 2 bed £55, 4 bed £80. Ask re multi night discounts, family rooms, sole use & schools/groups full board packages.
  • Booking:

    By phone or email.
  • Directions:

    Follow the coast road to Hunstanton, then signs for South Beach (Southend Rd). Turn right into Park Road, then first left, hostel is 20 yds on the left. Brown youth hostel signs on route
  • Public Transport:

    Coast Hopper. Trains at Kings Lynn with bus to Hunstanton.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the present or past youth hostel page and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated


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News & Offers from Hunstanton Backpackers and Yha

We’re good to go @ Hunstanton Backpackers

July 23rd 2020

We reopen on 24 July after Visit England Good to Go certification and YHA compliance and training. There is a change in our customer offering to ensure everyone has a safe stay.

This year we will be mainly offering group only options with a good value option for smaller groups.   You can book at a reduced rate  of £400/night based on a minimum of 2 nights with a discount available for longer stays.  We hope this option gives families and key workers the chance to get away with another household bubble and enjoy the spacious Victorian building and the fantastic Norfolk coastline with the beach only a few minutes walk away.

All rooms will have an en-suite or private bathroom, the seating in the lounge and dining room have been spaced out and we will carry out additional cleaning with anti viral products suitable for killing covid 19.  Later in the year, but only in line with government policy, we hope to again have full house and bigger groups stay.  We look forward to your enquiry and providing more details catered to your stay.


Supporting Climate Emergency actions at Hunstanton Backpackers

September 20th 2019

Todays students and youth are the ones who can lead the way to change the way the world produces and deals with waste and harmful products. Plastics and dumping a massive issue, wasted energy common

Local action in Kings Lynn today has my support, sure the students should be in college but who else is going to bring the world attention to such a major issue. Why am I writing this, well because too often we see the direct impact and the careless nature of other genertations. We run a school residential and holiday business near the sea. Every time we walk along the beach we find discarded rubbish, often plastic, left just because visitors are too lazy to put in the bins a minutes walk away. plastic nets, nappies, broken buckets and much more. We often clear it up but do the local council?
Back at the business we actively encourage recycling of all types we can, paying for the council emptied recycling bins & free food waste. Too often our guests throw their recycling rubbish in the general waste not the recycling bin opposite them. Why? We have fitted solar panels and the majority of our laundry is washed and dried courtesy of the sunshine, every little helps. We stopped giving plastic water bottles 4 years ago to our school groups as they were filling a green waste bin every week. Refill is now the norm.
So hopefully today the students action will make other generations start to think a little more about their actions and the impact on the planet. We will continue to do what we can!


Take a Norfolk seal trip

June 16th 2019

Often featured on BBC Winterwatch.

Seal trips local to Hunstanton are often featured on the BBC Winterwatch program. Why not make a trip to Hunstanton, visit the seals and stay at Hunstanton Hostel. Hunstanton is within Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with incredible cliffs, stunning sunsets and miles of beautiful unspoiled beaches. So there plenty else to see as well as the seals. Hunstanton Backpackers is also known as Hunstanton Youth Hostel due to the affiliation of this privately owned independently accommodation to the YHA.

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