YHA Lulworth Cove Exterior

YHA Lulworth Cove

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA
Hot deal
20% off


This hostel is part of our hot deal. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid for stays at selected hostels between 4th September - 20th October 2022. Exclusive Hire stays not included. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 18th August 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. Terms and conditions apply.

Bed in a shared room from £13.00 per night


  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £29.00 per night


  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 7 bedrooms sleeps up to 34 guests

    YHA Lulworth Cove is a purpose-built, single storey, cedar timber clad building which offers quality accommodation. If you're looking for a great base which is suitable for all, then make YHA Lulworth Cove your chosen seaside holiday destination today. 

    From £0.00 per night


  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Hire YHA Lulworth Cove and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have use of the whole property. The hostel manager lives onsite, within the hostel building with separate access routes.
WiFi :
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: grill, kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining is part of the kitchen and seats up to 34 people across 8 tables with benches.

A highchair is available.


The lounge area is located on the ground floor and is part of the lounge/diner. It seats up to 12 people across 6 bucket chairs and 6 seating cubes. You can relax in front of the TV after a day of exploring.


Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms.

En-suite bathrooms: 1

Toilets: 5

Showers: 5

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.


Outside is a small garden. The garden is not enclosed.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of seven bedrooms.


One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 5 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.

Two rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.


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

Bed in a shared room

If you're happy to share, dorm rooms have multiple beds - ideal for budget breaks.

Private rooms

Like your own space? Private rooms offer the hostelling experience with more privacy.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room, including bathroom facilities.

Pitch-up camping

Bring your own tent and get closer to the great outdoors. You can't beat camping!

Hire the whole place

With YHA Exclusive Hire, you can take the entire building for you and your group.


Food and drink at YHA Lulworth Cove

YHA Lulworth Cove dining room

Eat with us

YHA Lulworth Cove is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with an unlimited breakfast or lighter continental options.

YHA breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Lulworth Cove

Enjoy all you can eat from our cooked breakfast options including sausages, bacon, eggs, hash browns, tomatoes and beans. Continental options include fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts and pastries. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to get stuck into. Drinks are included too! Under 10s eat for free with our special offer.

View menu

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free on-street parking
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Small garden/grounds
  • Sole use
  • Unlimited breakfast
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

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 and when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome.

YHA Lulworth Cove - Access Statement

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YHA Lulworth Cove

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 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.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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