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Bed in a shared room from £18.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • 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 £29.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hangers
  • 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 all our private rooms.
Camping & Cabins from £8.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Cot available
  • Dog-friendly
  • 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 premium bell tents, Landpods and safari tents.
Heating:
Heating is supplied in our premium bell tents and safari tents.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents, premium bell tents, Landpods and safari tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent, premium bell tent, Landpod and safari tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    8 bathrooms 12 bedrooms sleeps up to 32 guests

    YHA Truleigh Hill is a modern building which offers great accommodation with a countryside feel. This property is a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists of all ages.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

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 Truleigh Hill 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 use of the whole property, except for the bar and reception areas. Hostel staff may be onsite during your stay.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

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

Kitchen appliances: kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 32 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

Located on the first floor, the dining room seats up to 40 people across 6 tables and benches. There is a wall-mounted TV.

A highchair is available on request.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the first floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 2 comfy sofas, 6 chairs and a sea view from the windows.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 6

Showers: 8

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

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, fire pit, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 12 bedrooms.

Ground floor

Three rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

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

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath and a single bed.

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.

First floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

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

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.

A cot is available.

Overview

Set in the South Downs National Park, just inland from the coastal towns of Shoreham, Brighton, Hove and Worthing, YHA Truleigh Hill provides modern accommodation close to some fabulous countryside. The hostel enjoys a pleasant open garden well away from busy roads, making it the perfect spot to bring the kids in the summer months.

Great for exploring the area under your own steam, the hostel is well located for a range of different cycling and walking routes, including the Devil Dyke’s walk and the South Downs Way.

Why guests love YHA Truleigh Hill

  • Perfect for exploring the South Downs Way
  • Close to Brighton
  • Set within extensive, colourful grounds

Accommodation at YHA Truleigh Hill

Bed in a shared room

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.

Private rooms

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. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Landpods

Like camping but with a few added extras! Our Landpods sleep up to 4 people, on two double mattresses and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. All bedding is included, plus duvets and LED lighting.

Landpods don't have heating, so are more suited to the those who like a traditional camping experience. Even in the colder months, it’s nothing a couple of warm, cosy blankets can’t fix! There is a bench and BBQ firepit outside, so make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

Guests have year-round access to three shower and toilet shacks, so you can freshen up after a night sleeping under the stars.

Premium bell tents

Our spacious bell tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and three single futons and can sleep up to 5 people with all bedding included.

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

There are two premium bell tents at YHA Truleigh Hill, available to book for stays from April to October. Guests have access to the hostel's self-catering kitchen, plus three shower and toilet shacks, so you can freshen up after a night sleeping under the stars.

Safari tent

Designed for families who like to move about, each safari tent has two bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. There is the epitome of glamping with a campers' kitchen and spacious outside decking with BBQ. You're sure to enjoy your stay in the great outdoors.

Guests have access to the hostel's facilities, including the self-catering kitchen and bathrooms, so you can cook delicious meals for friends or freshen up after a night sleeping under the stars.

Pitch-up camping

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

YHA Truleigh Hill's campsite is situated on the beautiful South Downs way with magnificent views across the English Channel and the surrounding countryside. A quiet location close to Shoreham by Sea and Brighton, Truleigh Hill is being earmarked to become another nature reserve in the future.

This campsite is popular with Duke of Edinburgh Award groups as well as other organised groups and families. It is open from May to October - if you would like to book camping outside this period, please contact the hostel directly.

Guests have access to the hostel's self-catering kitchen, plus three shower and toilet shacks, so you can freshen up after a night sleeping under the stars. Disposable BBQs are welcome too.

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 Truleigh Hill and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists of all ages. Dogs are welcome too!

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Food and drink at YHA Truleigh Hill

YHA Truleigh Hill dining room

Eat with us

YHA Truleigh Hill is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious daytime menu to choose from.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Truleigh Hill

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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Daytime menu at YHA Truleigh Hill

Choose from our delicious daytime menu. From stone-baked pizzas to hearty British favourites and much more, it’s time to indulge after a day’s adventure. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Large garden/grounds
  • Licensed bar
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Sea view
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • 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 from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Meals are also available from 11:00 – 20:30.

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

Café and restaurant opening hours: YHA Truleigh Hill's café and restaurant is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday, during peak season. It may be closed at other times of the year.

Parking: Free parking is available onsite.

WiFi: Free WiFi us available in social spaces.

Dogs: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents, Landpods and safari tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent, Landpod and safari tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. 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 Truleigh Hill. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

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YHA Truleigh Hill

Map references

OS Map: 198

OS Grid Ref: TQ220105

Lat/Lng: 50.882035, -0.26273

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9047

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Truleigh Hill is a great location for students fond of mountain biking, rambling or simply spending time on the seaside. Nearby destinations such as the Royal Pavilion and the Brighton Building provide perfect days out for students and teachers. This hostel provides group catering and beds for up to 56 people.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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

YHA Truleigh Hill is a purpose-built hostel and was proudly opened in 1974 by the Duke of Norfolk. It has seen summer camps, South Downs walkers and a fantastic makeover to communal areas in 2015.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: There's tremendous views over the South Downs and the English Channel. The two day cycling challenge from Winchester to Eastbourne is truly worth the effort. After our makeover in 2015, the team have a hostel that they are super proud of and guests have loved seeing the transformation.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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