YHA New Forest exterior
  • Recently refurbished
Bed in a shared room from £13.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £49.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Camping & Cabins from £14.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Dog-friendly
  • Heating
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in our bell tents, camping pods and Landpods.
Heating:
Heating is supplied in our bell tents and camping pods.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents, camping pods and Landpods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent, camping pod and Landpod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    3 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 45 guests

    A former family home, YHA New Forest is a converted country house, set in it's own beautiful grounds and offers quality accommodation. This property is an ideal base for rural retreat close to the coast.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA New Forest 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:
Guests have the use of the whole property, except the external camping pods and shower block. Hostel staff live on site.
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: clothes airer, kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, washing machine, wood stove.

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

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, washing up liquid.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 15 people. There are comfy sofas, arm chairs, tables and a coffee table. You can cosy up by the open fire with a book.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of three bathrooms, plus XX additional toilets.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 5

Showers: 5

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

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence.

Guests have full access to the garden, though the camping pods and shower block will be closed.

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

Sleeping arrangements

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

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 7 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

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

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

External

Three camping pods that sleep up to 4 people each. They include a double 2 single beds.

Overview

Freshly refurbished in 2017, YHA New Forest is set within beautiful grounds on the edges of the Hampshire village of Burley. Its peaceful position is close to the thatched cottages, tea rooms and cider farms which typify the area, and the coast is just a short journey away, making this a perfect spot for a family getaway.

The New Forest is great for all kinds of activity breaks, including walking, horse riding and pony trekking with plenty of routes for cycling holidays too.

Why guests love YHA New Forest

  • Situated in the New Forest National Park
  • Newly refurbished in 2017
  • Brilliant camping and cabins options

Accommodation at YHA New Forest

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

Premium bell tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set-up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep five people.

They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs, and soft flooring. Premium bell tents also have the addition of a woodburner to keep you cosy. All bell tents include a BBQ fire pit.

There are six premium bell tents at YHA New Forest and guests will have access to the toilets, showers, and self-catering kitchen.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Camping

Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

The YHA New Forest campsite is set in the forest, just outside the traditional village of Burley and comes complete with an abundance of walking, cycling and activities on your doorstep. There is an open grass field for pitching tents and camping facilities are located within 10m of the site.

Guests booking camping online must bring their own tents and equipment. The camping area can accommodate six people.

Parking
Car parking is situated close to the campsite and hostel, approximately 10m away.

Facilities
Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Important information
The YHA New Forest camping area is only open during the Easter period. Campfires are strictly prohibited on the site. Portable BBQs may be used but must be positioned off the ground.

Camping pods

We have three deluxe camping pods available for guests to stay in all year round. These comfortable alternatives to traditional camping sleep three people in one double and one single bed. You're completely protected from the elements – the pods are even heated! Mattresses and bedding are all included for your comfort and each pod has its own individual decking area which is perfect for soaking up the sun during the warmer months.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Landpods

These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in! There is no heating in our Landpods.

Guests have year-round access to 1 shower shack and 1 toilet shack, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

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 or club mates 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.

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Food and drink at YHA New Forest

YHA New Forest Dining room

Eat with us

YHA New Forest is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast option as well as a delicious evening menu.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA New Forest

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA Classic comfort

Evening menu at YHA New Forest

Take your pick from today’s selection of hearty classics and delicious desserts. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Hostel facilities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden/grounds
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Licensed bar
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: There is free parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: We welcome dogs into our Camping & Cabins accommodation. If you're bringing your own tent, you can bring your dog for free or there is a £5 charge payable on arrival if you are staying in our bell tents or camping pods. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA New Forest. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

YHA New Forest - Access Statement

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YHA New Forest

Map references

OS Map: 195

OS Grid Ref: SU220028

Lat/Lng: 50.82438, -1.687614

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9309

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA New Forest makes a fantastic base for exploring and discovering Hampshire and its glorious surroundings for your next residential. Providing a full meals service and with space for up to 36 students and teachers, this hostel is great for any school trip.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your visit.

Volunteering

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

History

Superseding Burley Youth Hostel, YHA New Forest has been in operation since 1959. A former family home, Cottesmore House was converted to take up to 36 guests at a time.

Fast forward to 2017, the hostel received a huge refurbishment. Improvements to the bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas wade to bring the hostel up to modern standards.

Meet the team

We are an awesome team of 4, who love our beautiful corner of the world and would love to share some of our favourite spots with you. We are here to help you enjoy your visit to the New Forest!

Manager recommends: Get on those walking boots and get exploring – The New Forest is a magical place with so much to see, a great place to visit all year round as the scenery constantly changes! Plus there’s loads of ponies, donkeys and cows to watch! 

TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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