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
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA Litton Cheney and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. Once a Dutch barn and cheese and milk factory, this property offers quality and comfortable accommodation for those looking to discover the beauty of the surrounding area either by bike or foot. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Litton Cheney is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: There is a small car park at the rear of the hostel and free parking 100 yards away.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Litton Cheney, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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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 through YHA volunteering.
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.