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Our hostel is a converted family home located on a secluded unmade lane about half a mile outside Burley village in the heart of the New Forest. The hostel has a large garden and the site is a peaceful and safe place for all, whether individuals, families or small groups. Burley village, a short walk away, has a number of gift shops along with several cafés and pubs.
The hostel has a lounge, two fully equipped self-catering kitchens (one inside and one outside), two dining areas (one inside and one outside), a cycle store and a drying room. We serve a buffet-style cooked/continental breakfast each morning, and offer packed lunches which can be booked on arrival. Home-cooked evening meals are served from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Facilities include a camping block with a shower and toilet. There are two small self-catering kitchens (one inside and one in the campers' block) equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. Fridges, kettles, toaster, cloths, tea towels and washing-up liquid are also provided. Barbecues are permitted, if raised off the ground.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles New Milton: Bus Lay by — 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Brockenhurst: Lyndhurst Rd Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
- Train stations
Sway Rail Station — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles New Milton Rail Station — 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Brockenhurst Rail Station — 5.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Mudeford Quay Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Hengistbury Head Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 7.7 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Southampton Airport — 16.8 miles
From the A31
Take the Burley turning. It is approximately 4 miles to the village. In Burley village follow the road around the sharp left-hand bend and bear right uphill. Pass the school, cricket pitch and golf club on the left. Continue for 1/2 mile and take the next left (signposted White Buck Inn and Burley Youth Hostel - New Forest is the new name of Burley Youth Hostel). At the White Buck Inn turn left onto the unmade lane. YHA Burley is the third house on the right.
105, 126 from Christchurch, alight Burley, 1/2 mile.
Sway 5.5 miles; New Milton 6 miles. If continuing journey by bus, get off at Southampton; if by bike/foot, at Brockenhurst.
Ordnance Survey Map Number: 195
Grid reference: SU220028
Program your destination to No.1 Cott Lane or Cott Lane via Bennetts Lane. If using the postcode, you will probably be directed to the golf club at the far end of Cott Lane from where there is no vehicle access to the hostel.
Buses and coaches
Buses/taxi share to/from Burley are extremely infrequent and do not run on Sundays.
Wilts and Dorset bus services
Burley 35 Taxi share: Ringwood – Burley – Lyndhurst. Must be booked in advance! Between 1 and 3 services a day, depending on day and direction.
Route 118: Lymington – New Milton – Bransgore – Burley – Ringwood. One service, Wednesdays only
Route 175/176: Christchurch – Burley – Ringwood: Two services a day Monday-Friday, one service on Saturdays.
Connecting service X5 from Southampton to Lyndhurst is run by the Dorset Sprinter.
Cycling and walking, pony trekking, canoeing, kayaking, watersports, Go Ape!, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Moors Valley Country Park, The New Forest Centre/Museum, Longdown Activity Farm, Marwell Zoological Park, Liberty’s Raptor and Reptile Centre, The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park.
For beach lovers, YHA Burley is ideally placed for quick trips to the beach at Mudeford, Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth or for full days out to the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight (frequent ferries from Lymington).
- Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (5.9 miles)
- Highcliffe Castle (6.1 miles)
- Adventure Wonderland (7.7 miles)
- The Needles Old Battery and New Battery (12.2 miles)
- Newtown Old Town Hall (14.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.