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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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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
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
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Guildford: Park Barn Egerton Rd Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Woking: Rail Station Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Gatwick Airport: North Terminal Coach Stops — 10.8 miles
- Train stations
Gomshall Rail Station — 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Holmwood Rail Station — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Dorking West Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 13.0 miles
13.0 miles Shepperton Ferry Landing — 13.1 miles
13.1 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 14.2 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles London Gatwick Airport — 11.5 miles
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.
Buses run between Guildford and Dorking; our nearest bus stop: Woodhouse Lane (or Farm).
There are no buses on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
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).
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.
- Polesden Lacey (4.8 miles)
- Denbies Wine Estate (5.3 miles)
- RHS Garden Wisley (8.6 miles)
- Polesden Lacey (4.7 miles)
- Hatchlands Park (4.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.