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Bed in a shared room from £18.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • 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
  • Iron and board
  • 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, 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.

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.

Guests have year-round access to 3 shower shacks and 3 toilet shacks, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

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.

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!

Guests have year-round access to 3 shower shacks and 3 toilet shacks, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

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 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.

Facilities
Guests have year-round access to 3 shower shacks and 3 toilet shacks, where you can freshen up after a sleeping under the stars.
Guests also have access to a self-catering kitchen, lounge and dining room.
Disposable barbecues are welcome.

Opening times
The campsite is open between March and October, but other arrangements may be made, please contact YHA Truleigh Hill directly.

Safari tent

Go wild glamping in one of our luxury African safari inspired tents. Designed for families that like to move about, each safari tent has two bedrooms and sleeps up to six guests comfortably, a campers' kitchen and spacious outside decking with a BBQ - this is the epitome of glamping. You're sure to enjoy your stay in the great outdoors.

As a glamper at our sites, you’ll have access to the all hostel facilities, including the self-catering kitchen and bathrooms, so you can cook delicious meals for friends or freshen up after your night 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, 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.

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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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