YHA Lulworth Cove Exterior

YHA Lulworth Cove

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA

Excellent 92%

(1 reviews)

Bed in a single sex shared dorm - Beds from £15.00
Private room - Rooms from £35.00
Camping and cabins - Units from £13.00

Overview

Offering coastal and countryside getaways, this rural retreat is ideal for Dorset family holidays or weekend breaks. Surrounded by views of the Dorset hills, the hostel is only a one mile walk to the famous Lulworth Cove, an icon of the Jurassic Coast and considered one of the finest examples of this type of land formation.

For activity breaks, the South West Coastal Path passes close by, or if you're on a family break, the kids will love Monkey World or the nearby Tank Museum.

Why guests love YHA Lulworth Cove

  • Timber rural retreat on the edge of a fishing village
  • Near to the South West Coastal Path
  • Surrounding by the Dorset Hills

Accommodation at YHA Lulworth Cove

The hostel

This 34 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of private rooms and dorm beds available as well as some camping pitches. You're surrounded by peaceful hills and you can stay in the 'Durdle Door' room for a taste of the local area. The hostel's convenient location is within walking distance of the village facilities.

Camping

Camp by the side of YHA Lulworth Cove and enjoy the views across the fields which surround us. Explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and walk the South West Coast path with its stunning outlook along the Jurassic Coast. Walk to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, learn about fossils in the World Heritage Centre and explore Lulworth Castle.

We have an area of grass along the length of the hostel suitable for up to six lightweight, two person tents. There is room for up to 12 people.

Facilities
All facilities are in the main hostel. There is delicious food which is available every day for campers including a cooked and continental breakfast buffet, a packed lunch for you to take with you and Supper Club, our unique dining experience.

Parking
The car park is next to the camping area.

Opening Times
Camping at YHA Lulworth Cove is available from March to October.

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.

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Food and drink at YHA Lulworth Cove

YHA Lulworth Cove dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

Breakfast

Breakfast at YHA Lulworth Cove

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Evening meals

Evening meals at YHA Lulworth Cove

Join our nightly Supper Club, share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a big pot of something delicious – this is the authentic hostel experience! Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch at YHA Lulworth Cove

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.

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Facilities

General

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Lounge

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: From 1st March to 31st October YHA Lulworth Cove is open during weekends and school holidays for families and individual travellers. From Monday - Thursday the hostel is open for group bookings. From 1st November until 28th February YHA Lulworth Cove is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. Beds and rooms may become available three months prior to the travelling date so please check the website for more information. Camping is available from Easter until October. Please contact the hostel directly for more information and to book.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is free parking 10 yards from the hostel.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Lulworth Cove. Assistance dogs are welcome.

YHA Lulworth Cove - Access Statement

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YHA Lulworth Cove

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA

Map references

OS Map: 194

OS Grid Ref: SY832806

Lat/Lng: 50.62509, -2.240025

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9331

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Lulworth Cove your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Available from September to March.

YHA School Trips

YHA Lulworth Cove provides both countryside and coastal experiences to visiting school groups. The Jurassic coast makes this a great location for geography trips. There is accommodation for up to 34 people, classroom facilities and group catering available, making this hostel well equipped to host school parties. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on theVolunteering website.

At YHA Lulworth Cove we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Take a walk to the top of Bindon Hill, for a panoramic view of the coast from St Aldhelm head to Portland Bill. Don’t miss the breathtaking views of the oyster shaped cove. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and the historic landscape as you stand on an iron-age hill fort - perfect for a Dorset family holiday or weekend activity break.

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