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We're making changes at YHA New Forest! We're adding three new camping pods, four bell tents, brand new toilets and showers for camping guests, self-catering kitchen, guest laundry and a new bike shed. As well as this, we're relocating the hostel reception to a more central location. In total we're investing £250,000. Please bear with us as these works will be ongoing until the end of May and may cause a little disruption.

Ancient folklore and fairies, white witches and wildlife, this part of the New Forest National Park is peerless in its old world charm. YHA New Forest, formerly YHA Burley, is in a peaceful setting close to activities and the seaside, great for cheap family holidays and weekend breaks. Don't miss the many beer and cider festivals throughout the year - you might even catch the odd pagan ritual.

The New Forest is nearby, great for all kinds of activity breaks, including walking, horse riding and pony trekking with plenty of routes for cycling holidays. Or if you fancy water sports, take a canoe out onto the nearby Beaulieu River. A ten-minute walk from us brings you to the thatched cottages, tea rooms and cider farm of Burley. As you stroll around, passing the New Forest Ponies and cattle that freely roam, you’ll notice that magic is a recurrent theme in the local gift shops. That's because of Sybil Leek, a white witch who lived here in the 1950s with her pet jackdaw Mr Hotfoot Jackson!

The Hostel

This 36 bed hostel has a selection of dorm beds and private rooms available as well as some camping pitches.

The room breakdown is as follows:
1 x 10 bed
2 x 8 bed
1 x 6 bed (with double bed)
1 x 4 bed (with double bed)

Camping Pods

We have three of the large pod plus camping pods available for guests to stay in all year round. These comfortable alternatives to traditional camping sleep four people in one double futon and two single beds. You're completely protected from the elements - the pods are even heated! Mattresses, futons and bedding is all included for your comfort and each pod has its own individual decking area which is perfect for soaking up the sun during the warmer months.

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. Our standard bell tents spacious tepee-like tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and two or three single mattresses as well as bedding and can sleep four or 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 have the added benefit of a woodburner to keep guests cosy and sleep four people. Our bell tents are available from Easter until October.

There are four bell tents - two preimum and two standard - at YHA New Forest and guests will have use of a new toilet and shower block and the self-catering kitchen.


Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

The YHA New Forest campsite is set in the forest, just outside the traditional village of Burley and comes complete with an abundance of walking, cycling and activities on your doorstep. There is an open grass field for pitching tents and camping facilities are located within 10 metres of the site.

Guests booking camping online must bring their own tents and equipment.

The camping area can accommodate 15 pitches.

Car parking is situated close to the campsite and hostel, approximately 10 metres away.

Access to the camping facilities (showers, toilets and dining area with kitchen) is 24 hours.
This site is perfect for families and can be booked for organised groups breaks.

Check In
Check in is from 5pm, check out is from 8-10am

Important Information
Campfires are strictly prohibitied on the site. Portable BBQs may be user but must be positioned off the ground.

To book your camping pitch, click the Book Now button above.

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 New Forest offers a tasty hot and cold buffet breakfast in the mornings to kick start your day, 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 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm 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.


We serve Ringwood Brewery Ales, the brewery is 8 miles away and has tours through summer. Join us for drinks or settle down with a hot cup of tea and a snack.

Self-Catering Facilities

YHA New Forest has everything you need to serve up a feast for yourself, friends or family! Our main kitchen has an oven, a fridge/freezer and another small fridge, two gas hob stations, a microwave, two kettles and plenty of pots, pans and cutlery. Campers also have access to their own oven, fridges, a gas hob station, kettle and utensils too.

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