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Holmbury St Mary Youth Hostel

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General

Set in 4,000 acres of woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, YHA Holmbury is a perfect rural retreat and a great base for activity breaks and day trips to London. Near to the village, it’s not far from Holmbury Hill with its panoramic views of the North and South Downs. There's great routes for walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse-riding nearby - perfect for a family activity holiday.

Reception is open daily from 7am until 10am and from 5pm until 11pm. Evening meals are on offer from 630pm to 830pm if ordered by 630pm. We serve a range of beers, specially selected wines and soft drinks until 11pm. Our breakfast is an ideal way to start your day and is served from 730am -900am.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Radnor Lane Dorking, Surrey, England, RH5 6NW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1944°N 0.4198°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Guildford: Park Barn Egerton Rd Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Woking: Rail Station Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
Gatwick Airport: North Terminal Coach Stops — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Gomshall Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Holmwood Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Dorking West Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 13.0 miles
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 13.1 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 14.2 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 10.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 11.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 11.5 miles

Directions


By road
From the A25 (Guildford/Dorking road) turn on to the B2126 (Felday Road) in Abinger Hammer next to the park/cricket pitch following the signpost towards “Holmbury St. Mary”.
After about 2 miles look out for a pub called The Volunteer tucked away on the left hand side. Continue
on a little further until you see a small sign posted "Youth Hostel" on the right hand side by a yellow grit bin. Turn right and head up onto Radnor Lane. The YHA car park is at the end on the right-hand side.
Public transport: Being a rural area, the public transport system here is limited. We recommend you plan your rip carefully beforehand.
By bus
Buses run between Guildford and Dorking; our nearest bus stop: Woodhouse Lane (or Farm).
There are no buses on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
By train
The nearest train station is Gomshall, which is 3 miles from the hostel. (Please note the walk from the station is about 50 mins, mainly along a winding country road with no footpaths).

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Places to visit and things to do in the area and further afield in Surrey include:

Walking and Nature: Holmbury Hill, Box Hill, Leith Hill are short distances from here and are great areas for walking. The North Downs Way, 153 miles through Surrey and Kent, passes 4 miles from here.

Cycling: Many cycle routes run past and around the hostel, including mountain bike routes in the Hurtwood. Bike hire is available by prior arrangement from Richard at allbikedup.co.uk or in Dorking at Head for the Hills.

On the water: The River Wey, Dapdune Wharf and Canals at Guildford.

Fun for children (and the young at heart!): Bocketts Farm, Birdworld (including Underwater World and Jenny Wren Farm), Go Ape!, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures.

Houses and gardens: Polesden Lacey, Clandon Park, Hatchlands Park, Loseley Park, Painshill Park, RHS Wisley.

Heritage: Rural Life Centre, Basingstoke Canal Centre, Brooklands Museum, Castles at Farnham and Guildford, Farnham and Guildford museums.

Other: Denbies Vineyard, Dorking Caves, Hogs Back Brewery, Mercedes Benz World.

Must see

  • Polesden Lacey (4.8 miles)
  • Denbies Wine Estate (5.3 miles)
  • RHS Garden Wisley (8.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Polesden Lacey (4.7 miles)
  • Hatchlands Park (4.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

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Additional terms

- Full payment must be made on arrival.

- Valid identification at check in:

All guests must provide a valid form of identification during check in

YHA membership card
Drivers license
Passport (or similarly recognised national identify card)
Student ID card

If photo identification is unavailable UK residents should provide 2 x credit or debit cards where the surname and initial matches the name the booking was made in.

Non-members who have not booked in advance (walk-ins) must produce valid photo identification as listed above.

Any guest unable to provide suitable identification will be refused accommodation.

- In circumstances beyond our control, should we need to, the YHA reserve the right to change or cancel your booking. You will be contacted as early as possible should this be necessary.

- Please be aware that guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol onto our fully-licensed premises. We have a small bar serving a range of beers and wines.

- Guests are welcome to pitch up & check in from 5pm on the day of arrival, with check out by 10am on the day of departure.

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