We offer fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests.

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The Spurn Bird Observatory building is situated in Kilnsea, at the northern end of the Spurn Peninsula, three doors to the north of the Crown & Anchor pub. Late in 2015 we took over an existing property in the village and renovated it extensively during the winter of 2015/2016, decorating throughout, splitting the bathroom into two rooms and adding a boot room to the rear of the building.

After many hours of hard work by many dedicated volunteers it was opened by Mike Dilger on Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016. We can now offer fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests. With three upstairs rooms, two at the front with one bunk and two single beds each and one at the back with three single beds. A downstairs room with a double and single bed. A base sheet and pillow and slip are provided in the beds upstairs, so please bring your own bedding. In the downstairs room bedding and towels are provided.

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Cancellation policy

Please note we have a new cancellation policy at the Observatory: You may cancel your reservation for no charge up to 14 days before the start of your booking. After this period, we ask that 50% of the booking be paid for.


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Bed linen and towels are provided in the downstairs bedroom, but you will need to bring your own bedding or a sleeping bag and towels for the upstairs bedrooms. Pillows and slips are provided. We recommend bringing indoor footwear along, as no outdoor footwear is allowed beyond the boot room.

No meals are provided but the spacious modern kitchen has full cooking facilities with all cutlery, crockery and utensils supplied, and there is extensive cupboard space for you to use during your visit. A kettle, two microwaves, double oven with seven electric rings, toaster and large fridges/freezer are all provided and we also have a dishwasher and washing machine.

The closest food and supplies can be purchased in Patrington or Withernsea.

Visitors under the age of 18 can only be accepted if accompanied by a responsible adult. Rooms are to be kept clean and tidy and any breakages replaced. Please respect other Observatory residents and keep noise to a minimum at night time.

If you wish to stay at the Observatory then just drop us an email with the dates you wish to stay and we can sort you out. Email us here.

Visitors wishing to take part in ringing should email the Warden, Paul Collins, and should hold a current BTO permit. Traps must not be driven without the Warden's permission and only rings provided by the Observatory are to be used.

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