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Come and enjoy a traditional south coast seaside break or your share of the action on an activity holiday. YHA Portland has spectacular views over Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour. Chesil Beach is nearby, while award-winning Weymouth Beach is best for paddling and swimming. The Isle of Portland is the gateway to an array of activities like climbing, sailing, diving, wind surfing, sea kayaking and more. Good routes for walking holidays and some fine bird-watching opportunities too.

The hostel is spectacularly situated so consider staying aa night to spend a leisurely day exploring this extraordinary isle. Attractions include Henry VIII’s coastal fortress, the sculptures in Tout Quarry, and Portland Museum.

The Hostel

YHA Portland has 28 beds in both dorm rooms and private rooms.

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. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all 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.

There are two tents available at YHA Portland and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities. YHA Portland's bell tents are available to book throughout the year for stays between July and the end of September.


YHA Portland's camping area is on a slightly sloping raised lawn directly at the back of the main hostel building. YHA Portland have a readily erected tent with bedding and equipment if you do not wish to bring your own - you can book this online.

There is 24 hour access to the hostel for camping guests. Guests are provided with an access code for the front door on check in.
There is one washroom/shower which is designated for campers on the ground floor. There are a further three communal showers and two toilets on the first floor and another toilet on the ground floor.
There is a full self-catering kitchen with the hostel which can be used by camping guests.
Campers are able to bring their own BBQs.

The car parking is around the sides of the hostel so approximately three metres from the camping area.

Check In
Check in is between 5pm and 10pm. If you wish to check in outside of these times, please contact YHA Portland directly and alternative arrangements may be made.

Important Information
Campfires are strictly prohibited.

There is parking space next to the lawn area which could be used for small camper vans. Check with YHA Portland directly before booking.

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

The hostel has slightly sloping garden, so please be careful if you're exploring.

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.


Join us for a Full English or cold breakfast from 7:30am until 9am - it's the perfect way to start your day at the seaside. We have no servery so our breakfasts come as standard, but are no less delicious. 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

This hostel offers the YHA Supper Club menu. This is a three course meal served at 7pm 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! There's an outdoor BBQ for guests to use too.

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.


Enjoy a steaming cup of tasty hot chocolate with a slice of cake for just £3, or join us for some awesome guest beers. Look out for the Dorset Brewing Company's Chesil, Jurassic or Dorset Knob.

Self-Catering Facilities

If you want to cook or make some sandwiches for your day by the sea, we have plenty of equipment to use. There are two fridges, one small freezer, two gas ovens, two kettles, two toasters, one microwave and all the cutlery and crockery you'd have at home.

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