YHA Lulworth Cove

School Lane, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5SA


Whether you’re a walking group yearning for the South West Coastal Path or a geography field trip exploring the Jurassic Coast, YHA Lulworth Cove is a great mix of coast and countryside. This cosy timber-framed hostel is a peaceful retreat for groups, surrounded by fantastic walking routes through the Dorset hills. Lulworth Cove itself is a gem of geology, making it a must-see for schools.

With on-site workshops and a room named ‘Durdle Door’, our hostel is in easy walking distance of the cove and village facilities. YHA Lulworth Cove offers a comfy TV lounge, a garden with picnic tables, and a quiet space to study or read. We’ve got a nice selection of beer and wine too.

After tucking into our catering options (we can serve breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals to hungry groups), head outside to enjoy the surrounding area. Walking groups are spoilt with our dramatic chalk cliffs, and wildlife lovers will find Monkey World and two wildlife reserves nearby. For something different, try the thrilling Lulworth RIB Rides or have a fun day at the Tank Museum.

Why Groups love YHA Lulworth Cove

Great mix of countryside and coast

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 83 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 34

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Lulworth Cove

YHA Lulworth Cove does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Lulworth Cove

YHA Lulworth Cove does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

School Lane, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5SA

By car and coach:

100yds east of the B3070, turn opposite the Castle Inn into School Lane.

OS Map: 194
OS Grid Ref: SY832806
Latitude: 50.62509
Longitude: -2.240025
YHA Lulworth Cove