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YHA Lulworth CoveWareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA
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
Accommodation at YHA Lulworth Cove
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.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people who you wish to camp.
Camp by the side of YHA Lulworth Cove. 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 6 people. Camping is available from March to October. To book, please email [email protected].
Guests have access to the hostel's facilities. The car park is next to the camping area.
You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
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 Lulworth Cove and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This purpose-built, single storey, cedar timber-clad building offers quality accommodation. Dogs are welcome too!
Food and drink at YHA Lulworth Cove
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free on-street parking
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Small garden/grounds
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is free parking 10 yards from the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Lulworth Cove, except on our campsite or when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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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 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.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
YHA Lulworth Cove was originally designed in 1981 as a purpose built chalet style hostel. The hostel opened in 1982 with 35 beds and refurbished in 1989 to add an extension.
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.