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YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey HillsDorking, Surrey, RH5 6BE
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In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills is a centuries-old cottage a world away from the stresses of modern life. This country retreat is accessible only on foot and surrounded by National Trust woodland, phone reception is rare and there’s no WiFi or TV. While you’re on digital detox, spend idyllic hours wandering the fields and footpaths around the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nearby National Trust Polesden Lacey estate.
Enjoy a barbeque in the garden in the warmer months, or warm up by the lounge’s log fire when it’s wintery. Lovingly restored, YHA Tanners Hatch is an eco-friendly hostel and pretty as a picture.
Why guests love YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills
Accommodation at YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills
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.
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.
There is camping available in the woods near the hostel for 14 people. There are outdoor showers, toilets and washrooms for campers to use which are shared with hostel guests. These are approximately 50m away from the campsite. Guests have access to the hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen. There are two fire pits on site which means you can bring your own wood and build a real campfire.
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.
- 24-hour access
- BBQ area
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free on-street parking
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Large garden/grounds
- Minibus parking nearby
- Outdoor seating
- Paid on-street parking
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - drying room(s), laundry room(s), cycle store(s), luggage/storage room(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills is open for bookings all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 09:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 21:00.
Reception hours: From 09:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 21:00.
Parking: The hostel is only accessible by foot. It is situated 0.75 miles from Denbies Hillside National Trust car park down an unlit and unsurfaced track, so please bring a torch. The postcode for the car park is RH5 6SR.
Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Tanners Hatch Surrey Hills. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.
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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 on our Volunteering site.
The date of the cottage is unknown but the name “Tanners” most likely originates from the Tanner (or le Tannere) family who owned this land between 1340 and 1530. The word “Hatch” refers to a gate in enclosed grounds, which in the Middle Ages were known as “Commons”. Historical records show five hatches on Ranmore Common, this being the only one associated with a building. It is possible that this would have been needed for those working on the land. It was rediscovered by YHA volunteers in 1943 and rebuilt by them 1944-46.
Meet the team
Andy Baillie is the manager at YHA Tanner's Hatch Surrey Hills. He rides a motorbike and his hobbies include walking, gardening and reading.