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YHA Truleigh HillShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FB
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Food and drink at YHA Truleigh Hill
- 24-hour access
- BBQ area
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Mountain view
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
- Water refill station
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 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.