Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path, literally behind the hostel, Litton Cheney is the perfect stop over on your journey to Land's End.
YHA Litton CheneyDorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AT
This comfortable Dutch barn makes a good family base for a holiday in Dorset. Close to Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury’s Swannery, there’s great fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast and you’re also not far from Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport.
YHA Litton Cheney is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with good walking and cycling routes in the area. Mobile, internet and television signals are non-existent so if you really want to get away from it all, YHA Litton Cheney is the Dorset hostel for you.
Why guests love YHA Litton Cheney
Accommodation at YHA Litton Cheney
This 22 bed hostel has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms. There is a large open plan lounge and dining room with tables, chairs and comfortable seating.
The hostel is self-catering only so we do not serve meals or alcohol. There’s a pub nearby which next door which serves meals and another approximately one mile away at Pucknowle which also serves meals. The nearest shop is a little one in the village pub and there is a Spar Shop at Burton Bradstock garage. There are supermarkets at Dorchester and Bridport.
Our self-catering kitchen has all the facilities you need to cook your meals during your stay including two gas hobs and ovens, a microwave, two toasters, two kettles, a domestic sized fridge, a domestic sized fridge freezer and a washing machine. There is no tumble dryer but there is an adequate dining room. There is enough cutlery, pots, pans and utensils for you to cook up a storm in our kitchen. If you're bringing younger hostellers we have a travel cot and high chair available for you to use. There's also an iron and ironing board.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Litton Cheney is open every day from Easter until the end of the summer holidays. From September until Easter, the hostel is only available for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is a small car park at the rear of the hostel and free parking 100 yards away.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Litton Cheney. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Invite all your family and friends along to the fully refurbished YHA Litton Cheney and hire the whole property to yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Group bookings available from September to March.
YHA Litton Cheney was a former industrial building that had been entirely transformed for hostel use. It originally opened in 1937 but was taken over by the army in 1939 and wouldn't reopen until 1947. A large refurbishment was completed as the hostel was neglected through hard use by the soldiers.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: If you're on a weekend break in Dorset, try and pull in a visit to Maiden Castle, the largest and most complex Iron Age hill fort in Britain.
Go in search of fossils! The best and safest place to find them is Charmouth beach near Lyme Regis. If you simply want to see some, local museums showcase the area’s most spectacular discoveries.