Swanage aerial view

Properties to hire in Swanage

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

Enjoy your own space in Swanage

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

Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime and experience a getaway to this beautiful coastal town with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Discover our unique places to hire in Swanage. We’re sure you’ll have a holiday to remember.

YHA hostels to hire in Swanage

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 Swanage

Welcome to Swanage

With stunning cliffs, beaches and a rugged coastline, there are plenty of things to see and do when you're visiting Swanage.

Swanage is a beautiful coastal town in the south east of Dorset, close to spectacular cliffs and beaches, including Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door - a natural limestone arch situated on the Jurassic Coast which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Victorian pier, local steam railway and nearby Corfe Castle are also popular landmarks to visit, along with the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The area has plenty of delicious eateries too. Whatever you get up to during your stay, we’re sure you will have a memorable time.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

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


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.