A well-run YHA offering both hostel and glamping accommodation, and perfectly situated for making the most of the New Forest.
Cott Lane Burley BH24 4BB 0845 371 9309
Set in a large, rambling house with a lovely garden, this 36-bed youth hostel is superbly sited on the edges of Burley, with the New Forest right on the doorstep – as well as a fine pub. They have a selection of dorm beds and private rooms available – ranging from 8-10-bed dorms to 4- and 6-bed rooms, along with glamping options that include three large pods that can sleep four people in one double futon and two single beds and are available all year year round and bell tents kitted out with a double bed and two or three single mattresses that can sleep four or five people. They have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags, bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring. There are also two premium bell tents available that only sleep four and include their own wood-burning stove. Bedding is included with all glamping options, and the pods have their decking area – perfect for soaking up the sun during the warmer months. As for facilities, the hostel has a restaurant/dining room, a self-catering kitchen, shop, lounge, tv room, laundry, drying room, garden/grounds, parking, a cycle store and facilities for cycling, walking and watersports. Note the unsurfaced approach road can get boggy in wet weather. The hostel is also available for exclusive hire. Click here for details.
In its peaceful setting just outside the traditional village of Burley, YHA New Forest is close to many local activities and the seaside, making it fantastic for a cheap family holiday or weekend break. The New Forest can be found just a short trip away, with plenty of activities available, including horse-riding, walking and a number of routes perfect for cycling. If you prefer to be in water than on land, there are watersports such as canoeing nearby on the Beaulieu River.
YHA New Forest also offers the chance to camp in the midst of the forest - with the option to book a number of family-sized pre-erected tents and all the necessary camping facilities within 10 metres of the campsite, the only thing missing is you.
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34 bed hostel including a selection of dorm beds, private rooms, family rooms, en-suite rooms, as well as some camping pitches, pods and bell tents.
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- Camping Available
- Dogs Welcome
- Drying room
- Family rooms
- Gardens & Grounds
- Glamping available
- Private Rooms
- TVs with Freeview
- Exclusive hire
- Groups Welcome
- YHA hostels
Follow Lyndhurst Road, go past Burley School on the left and past the golf course for 1/2 mile to the crossroads. Follow the sign post to White Buck Inn and turn left into Cott Lane. Follow signs for the hostel.
Hostel and pods open all year; bell tents Easter–October.