YHA New Forest (Youth Hostels Association)

Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom








Due to the coronavirus pandemic our hostels are unavailable for bookings until 17th July 2020. If you are able to donate to support YHA’s charitable work at this difficult time, we’d be very grateful. Support YHA

We are offering our hostels to the NHS, homeless organisations and public sector services. For support please email [email protected]

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

A former family home, this converted country house is set in extensive grounds with easy access to both the New Forest and Bournemouth’s beaches. This is the ideal base for a ‘get away from it all’ break close to the seaside.


The self-catering kitchen contains an electric domestic sized cooker and a gas commercial sized cooker with eight gas hobs, two toasters, two kettles, commercial sized fridge, small freezer and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for 33 people. Tea towels, cloths and washing up liquid are provided.


33 beds arranged in six bedrooms: Room 1 – 1 double bed and 5 singles, Room 2 – 4 bed with en-suite, Room 3 – 6 bed, Room 4 – 5 bed with en-suite, Room 5 – 1 double and 3 single beds, Room 6 – 6 bed. All bedrooms have wash basins and all linen is provided.

YHA New Forest have three large camping pods available for guests to stay in all year round. These comfortable alternatives to traditional camping sleep four people in one double futon and two single beds. You’re completely protected from the elements – the pods are even heated! Mattresses, futons and bedding is all included for your comfort and each pod has its own individual decking area which is perfect for soaking up the sun during the warmer months. 

This takes the hostel capacity to 45.


Parking on-site is limited to 20 cars, coaches can park in the village.


From A31 follow signs to Burley and continue on the road through the village past Burley School and the cricket field on left. Ignore signs for the Youth Hostel by the cricket field and proceed ½ mile to the next turning on the left, signposted White Buck Inn, and take the track to left of Inn entrance, the entrance to YHA New Forest is the third gate on the right.

Dining Room & Lounge:

The dining room has seating at tables and chairs for 28 people, the lounge seats 14 people and has an open fire (a complementary pack of safety logs is provided and further packs are available for purchase). There is central heating throughout.

Washing facilities:

One shower and one toilet on the ground floor. Two showers and two toilets on the first floor in addition to two en-suite bedrooms. Please bring your own towels.


A large, flat lawn surrounds the building to the front and rear of the main building. Other YHA staff reside in the building.

Discounts on your stay
Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

YHA New Forest welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

At YHA New Forest we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.
We also have:
One step (5cm) into the hostel
One ground floor bedroom
WC and shower facilities on the ground floor
Ground floor level throughout
For more information please download the full access statement here.



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Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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