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Properties to hire in Dorset

Hire the whole hostel, cottage or house with YHA Exclusive Hire in Dorset

Enjoy your own space in Dorset

Would you like to enjoy the space of a whole YHA hostel and have the place to yourself and your loved ones? Book our Dorset properties exclusively, just for your group.

Get ready to make ever-lasting memories and experience a getaway exploring historic buildings, glorious beaches and pretty landscapes with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Discover our unique properties to hire in Dorset. We’re sure you’ll have a holiday to remember.

YHA properties to hire in Dorset

YHA Litton Cheney exterior

YHA Litton Cheney

Whole hostel

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AT

  • Sleeps up to 22 guests
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Lulworth Cove exterior

YHA Lulworth Cove

Whole hostel

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA

  • Sleeps up to 34 guests
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Swanage exterior

YHA Swanage

Whole hostel

Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2BS

  • Sleeps up to 40 guests
  • 14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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Why book with YHA Exclusive Hire?

Get away together

Bring your family and friends with properties for a range of group sizes

Enjoy your own space

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

YHA Member discount

Become a YHA member and save on every booking

Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Suitable for events

Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or annual trips

Best price guaranteed

Book direct for the lowest and fairest price

Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

COVID-19 secure

Things to do in Dorset

Welcome to Dorset

Dorset is a spectacular English county packed with historic buildings, wonderful beaches and family attractions, making it a great option for a coastal holiday in England. Its varied landscapes are both unique and inspiring: the Jurassic Coast has formed the backdrop to numerous books and films, and it’s not difficult to see why when you discover the jaw-dropping magnificence of the likes of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Whether you wish to explore the geographical wonders, relax on the beaches, tuck into fish ‘n’ chips and plenty of other eateries or uncover the distinctive and historic landmarks, we’re sure you will have a memorable time.

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

9 miles World Famous Sanctuary with over 600 free flying swans. Baby swans hatch mid-May to end June. Mass feeding 12pm and 4pm daily. Visit the website  

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Magnificent 15th Century Tudor Manor House with spectacular gardens.  Don't miss the striking Pyramid shaped yew trees. Visit the House website



Serious shopping and entertainment centre.  Tethered balloon flights, great beaches and top concerts throughout the year. Visit the Bournemouth website

Bridport Town Hall, near the Museum

Bridport Museum

Discover the town's history and see artefacts from a nearby Roman hill-fort and the world famous rope and net making industries. Visit the Museum website

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore. The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dram

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument and discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.

Waterwheel turning

Mangerton Mill

17th century working watermill and Museum of Rural Bygones. Tea room, local crafts and trout fishing in a peaceful, rural setting. Visit the Dorset Guide website

Monkey World, group of orangutans on a branch

Monkey World

160 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys including chimps and orangutans. Talks throughout the day and Great Ape play area for kids. Visit the website  


Mowlem Theatre

Opened in 1967, the Mowlem Theatre is situated on the sea front at Swanage and has over 200 film productions a year as well as 60-100 nights of live theatre.

Studland Beach

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

One of the UK’s finest beaches and extensive nature reserve. Enid Blyton lived here, so look for Policeman Plod’s thatched cottage!

Swanage Pier


A friendly, colourful seaside town with an award winning beach, amazing chalk pillars of Old Harry's Rocks and a very English Victorian pier.

Steam train

Swanage Steam Railway

Explore the beautiful countryside around Swanage on the old steam trains that chuff along to Corfe Castle and beyond. Visit the website

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day.

West Bay cliff

West Bay - part of the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. In recent years, West Bay has become best known as the setting for the