YHA Portland

Hardy House, Castle Road, Castle Town, Portland, Dorset DT5 1AU


Who knew the Jurassic Coast could be so much fun? YHA Portland offers great access to beautiful beaches, thrilling watersports and fascinating coastlines (because geology rocks). This friendly Edwardian house has views over Lyme Bay. Walking and cycling groups are spoilt for choice too, with the Round Island Coastal Path nearby and lovely views to be seen on foot or by bike.

YHA Portland offers a bright and cheery lounge, TV and plenty of books and board games to keep you entertained, and guest beers such as Dorset Knob. It’s easy to relax here and school trips and groups can sit down to tasty group catering, including breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal.

From an educational package called “CSI Jurassic Coast” to Henry VIII’s mighty Portland Castle, our area is ripe for a fab school trip. Watersports lovers can head to Chesil Beach and the award-winning Weymouth Beach to try sailing, diving, windsurfing and sea kayaking. You could also try something gentler with a trip to Portland Museum or a lazy day of wildlife watching at the Fleet Lagoon.

Why Groups love YHA Portland

Views over Lyme Bay

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer Satisfaction based on 54 scores

Prices are person, per night and exclude VAT.

Number of beds: 33

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.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Portland

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Bolt-ons available at YHA Portland

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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



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


  • Car parking

Food & Drink:

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

How to get here

Hardy House, Castle Road, Castle Town, Portland, Dorset DT5 1AU

By car:
Avoid Weymouth as traffic can be heavy and slow. From the east and north use the A43, A34 Newbury to Andover, A354 Salisbury, Dorchester. At the A35 signed Honiton take left at the first roundabout to Martinstown and follow signs for Hardy’s Monument and Weymouth. From the west head for Honiton, at Bridport and take turning signed Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury then as above.

OS Map: 194
OS Grid Ref: SY685741
Latitude: 50.563974
Longitude: -2.446242
YHA Portland