Spurn Bird Observatory

in Hull

Address: Kew Villa, Kilnsea, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU12 0UG

Phone: 01964 650479

Email: friendsofspurn@hotmail.co.uk

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Spurn Bird Observatory monitors and records the numbers and species of birds migrating along the Spurn Peninsula, and has being doing so since 1946. The Observatory offers hostel style accommodation in rooms of 4-beds, 3-beds and a private twin-bed room, plus private bathroom facilities and a well-equipped kitchen. Free wi-fi is provided, and a cosy common room with a log-burning stove and sizeable library of books is a great way to relax after a day on the coast. A large garden follows behind the hostel building and stunning views across the Humber river (or mudflats, depending on the tide) can be had from some of the rooms.

The Spurn Peninsula is a wild and unique place, a thin piece of land separating the Humber river and the North Sea. Deer and foxes roam the dune systems and marshes, while thousands of migrant birds pass through every year, sometimes in spectacular formations.

The hostel is popular with birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, though you do not have to have an interest in birds to stay here. Our rates are £20 per person per night for the 3-bed and 4-bed rooms and £23 per person for the private twin-bed room if booking as two people (or £30 if just for one). Please note that all rates are reduced if one joins “Friends of Spurn” for £22 per year, (£16 per night per person for hostel rooms, £19 per night per person for private twin-bed room) and you also receive a copy of the Spurn Wildlife report for the year and access to areas around Spurn and Kilnsea owned by the Observatory.

The Observatory building can be booked out for your exclusive use in the off-peak season (normally mid-June to early August and late November to mid-March plus a reasonable number of weekdays in the peak times) for £150 per night (1-2 nights) or £125 per night (3+ nights).
Kilnsea is a small seaside village, excellent for getting away from it all. Our hostel is only 4 doors down from the local pub which serves home-cooked food and real ales.

It is not just birds which are of interest here, there is rich history along the Spurn Peninsula, from World War II defences to ancient geological processes. Fishing is popular from the shore and a ramble or cycle down to Spurn Point is rewarding and beautiful.

Book a relaxing stay by the sea and enjoy the spectacular sunsets on summer evenings or cosy up with the log-burning stove on autumn nights after a long day of walking or watching the birds. We look forward to seeing you at Spurn Bird Observatory.


  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly

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