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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
Accommodation at YHA Truleigh Hill
YHA Truleigh Hill has a total of 52 beds, available as dorms or private rooms. After a great makeover to our communal areas in 2015, our transformed hostel looks better than ever. With fresh carpets and a redecorated dining room, feel free to pop in and join our friendly community for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We've also redecorated our toilets and showers and introduced Wi-Fi connectivity, so there's no reason not to pay us a visit! Cycle hire is now available at the hostel, so why not explore the South Downs on two wheels?
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 two single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four 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.
There are two premium bell tents at YHA Truleigh Hill and bell tent guests have access to the toilets, showers and self-catering kitchen inside the hostel.
Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.
The YHA Truleigh Hill campsite is situated on the beautiful South Downs way with magnificent views across the English Channel as well as 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. Popular with Duke of Edinburgh Award groups, this campsite is equally suitable for organised groups and families.
Guests have 24 hour access to showers and indoor toilets and there is also an external toilet close to the camping area.
Guests also have access to a self-catering kitchen, lounge and dining room.
Disposable barbecues are welcome.
The campsite is open between March and October, but other arrangements may be made, please contact YHA Truleigh Hill directly.
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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Truleigh Hill
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Truleigh Hill is open for bookings every day from March until October. From November until the end of February, the hostel is available for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. During this time, select dates will be open to family and individual bookings, please check the website up to three months in advance to see availability.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is ample parking spaces for guests.
Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell 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 however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Truleigh Hill is available as an Exclusive Hire property from September to March. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.
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 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 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.