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Offering coastal and countryside experiences, this timber rural retreat on the edge of a fishing village has plenty to keep everyone entertained for a great Dorset family holiday or weekend break. Surrounded by views of the Dorset hills, it’s only a one mile walk to the famous Lulworth Cove. For activity breaks, the South West Coastal Path passes close by, or if you're on a cheap family break, the kids will like Tower Park Leisure Centre, Monkey World or the nearby Tank Museum.

The main draw of course is Lulworth Cove itself, a Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The cove is considered one of the finest examples of this type of land formation, and attracts in excess of one million visitors every year. The hostel is surrounded by rolling Dorset hills, so there are hiking opportunities in every direction. Take in the local wildlife, or delve into local history at an Iron Age hill-fort.

This 34 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of private rooms and dorm beds available as well as some camping pitches. You're surrounded by peaceful hills and you can stay in the 'Durdle Door' room for a taste of the local area. The hostel's convenient location is within walking distance of the village facilities.

Camp by the side of YHA Lulworth Cove and enjoy the views across the fields which surround us. Explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and walk the South West Coast path with its stunning outlook along the Jurassic Coast. Walk to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, learn about fossils in the World Heritage Centre and explore Lulworth Castle.

We have an area of grass along the length of the hostel suitable for up to six lightweight, two person tents. There is room for up to 12 people.

All facilities are in the main hostel. There is delicious food which is available every day for campers including a cooked and continental breakfast buffet, a packed lunch for you to take with you and Supper Club, our unique dining experience.

Showers and toilets
Well-equipped self-catering kitchen
Dining area
Lounge with TV
Drying room
Towel hire

The car park is next to the camping area.

Check In
Check in from 5pm. Check out by 10am.

Opening Times
Camping at YHA Lulworth Cove is available from March to October.

Important Information
Please telephone in the first instance to check availability.
This hostel is licenced; please do not bring your own alcohol.

To book your pitch, please telephone the hostel on 01929 400564

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, or use our live chat service for more information.


YHA Lulworth Cove offers a hot and cold buffet breakfast to get you set for exploring, served from 7:30am until 9am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

Supper Club

Join us at 7pm sharp for some fabulous food - this hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price. Guests in the Youth Hostel will have the opportunity to all sit around the table together and share stories with their fellow travellers - this is the authentic hostelling experience! You can even pop in and join us of you're passing by.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


Relax in the licensed restaurant after a hard day exploring. Our small but perfectly formed hostel serves a nice selection of beer, wine and soft drinks.

Self-Catering Facilities

Our little kitchen is perfect for creating your homemade faves! We have a large fridge with a small freezer compartment, a microwave, two kettles, two gas cookers, an electric cooker with hobs included, plus lots of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery to use.


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Post Code
BH20 5SA

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