We offer fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests


We offer fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests

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. 

You can find more photos and accommodation  reviews on the Observatory's TripAdvisor profile.

Our accommodation has central heating and consists of three bedrooms upstairs, with three single beds in the back room (with views over the large garden) and two single beds and one bunk bed in the two front rooms (with impressive views over the Humber estuary), one downstairs bedroom with one double and one single bed, two bathrooms upstairs each with a toilet/washbasin and shower cubicle, as well as a down stairs toilet, boot room, large modern kitchen/diner and extensive common room with a log burner, three double seater sofas and free Wi-Fi for guests. 

Check-in is after 15.00hrs and guests are asked to remove their possesions from their rooms by 11.00hrs on their day of departure. Please note we have a strict no dogs/pets policy within the Observatory building. 


A bed in our three upstairs rooms

£18 per person per night for members of Friends of Spurn, £22 PPPN for non-members, and £13 for gold star members*. If an individual is 21 years-old or under or in full time education at the time of staying then the rates will be £16.00 PPPN for FOS members or £20.00 PPPN for non-FOS members.

A bed in our downstairs bedroom

£21 per person per night for members of Friends of Spurn, £25 PPPN for non-members, £16 for gold star members* and £30 for single occupancy regardless of membership status. The minimum stay in this room for all weekends throughout the year including Fridays is two nights.

Exclusive use

The Observatory building can be booked out for your exclusive use in the off peak season (late November to mid March) for £150 per night (1-2 nights) or £125 per night (3+ nights). 

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.

*Members who have stayed for more than 25 nights in the previous calendar year.

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 please contact Paul on accommodation.spurnbirdobs at hotmail dot com (replace the 'at' with @ and dot with .com)

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.