YHA Litton Cheney Exterior

YHA Litton Cheney

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AT
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Perfect for a digital detox as there's no phone signal
  • Surrounded by fantastic countryside

Accommodation at YHA Litton Cheney

The hostel

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 is a pub nearby 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 enough cutlery, pots, pans, and utensils for you to cook up a storm in our kitchen. If you are bringing younger hostellers, we have a travel cot and highchair available for you to use.

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
  • Classroom
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - meeting room(s), luggage/storage room(s).

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.

YHA Litton Cheney - Access Statement

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YHA Litton Cheney

Map references

OS Map: 194

OS Grid Ref: SY548900

Lat/Lng: 50.707703, -2.640401

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9329

Email: [email protected]

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.

Meeting rooms

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.

Walkers and cyclists welcome

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