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Sparrowhawk is open for sole use groups, small group bookings and individuals

Welcome to Dartmoor National Park and to Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel.

Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a charming small friendly, relaxed, eco hostel, located in hillside village of Moretonhampstead, more like a homestay, in the atmospheric Dartmoor National Park, south-west UK. 

We are 14 miles from the historic city of Exeter, and about 30 miles from Plymouth. Click on the "getting there" link for maps, directions and bus times.

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Visitors are accommodated in a beautifully converted stone stable, typical of the area, the open plan dorm being originally a hay loft. The double room is homestay.
The kitchen is fully equipped including tea/coffee and opens onto a courtyard where you are welcome to have a bar-b-q and fire.

Books, maps and advice on the best hiking, cycle routes, archaeological sites and wild swims available at the hostel. If you are feeling lazy, there are plenty of great chillout picnic spots!

The local Tourist Info. Centre is just 2 mins. walk.




Dorm beds -   Sole person occupancy £40

2+group £25 per person per night




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  • Secure place for bikes, kayaks and motorbikes
  • Groups welcome
  • LeJoG /End2End cycle route (night2)
  • The Dart and The Teign kayaking
  • Dartmoor Way cycle route
  • Solar-heated showers
  • Bedding provided
  • Village centre location
  • Good pubs and range of small shops
  • Free wifi



 Sparrowhawk is open for small groups , sole use group bookings and individuals . 

Lovely self contained barn, shared facilities.

Homestay double room is not currently available.

 Sole use for groups, gatherings.

See 'latest info.' for further details.