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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Portland


Hardy House, Castle Road, Castle Town, Portland, DT5 1AU

T: 0845 371 9339

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BBQ areaBoard GamesClimbingCredit cards accepted

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games


Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room


En suite rooms available

Family breaks


Group catering available


Library / Quiet room


Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Sole Use

Suitable for families

Table Licence


Under 3s welcome



28 Beds

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About YHA Portland

Come and enjoy a traditional south coast seaside break or your share of the action on an activity holiday. YHA Portland has spectacular views over Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour. Chesil Beach is nearby, while award-winning Weymouth Beach is best for paddling and swimming. The Isle of Portland is the gateway to an array of activities like climbing, sailing, diving, wind surfing, sea kayaking and more. Good routes for walking holidays and some fine bird-watching opportunities too.

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

Need to know

The hostel has slightly sloping garden, so please be careful if you're exploring.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • If you're on a south coast seaside break, take time to admire the panoramic views from the top of the island and visit Tout Quarry - an abandoned stone quarry that has been turned into an amazing sculpture park.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Portland. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Portland your home for a few days by booking the whole place to yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Available for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

YHA School Trips

YHA Portland is the ideal place for a school trip that combines learning experiences with fun-filled activities. The Jurassic coast provides great opportunities for geography trips, whilst local beaches make it the perfect destination for water sports activities. This hostel holds up to 28 people and provides group catering and classroom facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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