Hostel in Swanage

Our residential centre is located in a wonderfully quiet location backing onto the Townsend Nature Reserve in Swanage with wonderful views over the bay. It’s just a 10 minute walk to Swanage town centre, the beach, pier and other local amenities.

  • 115 beds across three dormitories, set in seven acres of ground
  • Self-catering bungalow sleeps up to 16
  • Two dormitories offer 4 bedded rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities, whilst the third offers more traditional larger bed dormitory sleeping accommodation
  • Designated 2 bed ensuite staff bedrooms across the three dormitories and a staff lounge area
  • Extensive recreational and lounge areas
  • 10% off adventure activities booked as part of your stay

Full Board Hostel Accommodation for groups and families in Swanage

Each accommodation building has a small kitchenette (microwave, toaster and kettle) and lounge area for leaders plus its own separate private recreation/ lounge area for use during your stay.

We have a large dining room on-site where groups can take advantage of the our full board catering service.

There are facilities on and off site for a variety of adventure activities plus space for both outdoor and indoor recreation, all set in 7 acres of grounds. We also have a classroom on site to enable more educational elements to be included if required.

Self Catered Bungalow

We have a spacious, purpose built bungalow on our residential site which is available to hire on a self catering basis. This large holiday cottage accommodates 16 people and is an ideal base for divers, walkers, hikers, climbers and larger family groups wanting a relaxing holiday on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

The bungalow is located at the lower end the Cumulus Outdoors site with further site buildings and office sitting at the top of the site. It is just a short drive from some of the best climbing sites in the Isle of Purbeck region, including Dancing Ledge.

  • The bungalow comprises sleeping areas (2 rooms with 6 beds & 2 twin rooms), 3 bathrooms, a kitchen diner and lounge.
  • The bungalow is surrounded by large private grass areas (including football area and play park), a private patio with outdoor seating
  • There is ample private parking
  • The bungalow is a no smoking property and no ‘parties’ are allowed
  • Free Wifi throughout the property
  • Full safety facilities, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers
  • Child’s cot on request

COTS AND HIGH CHAIRS A limited number are available on request when booking at no extra charge 

RECREATION & LOUNGE AREAS A digital television, DVD player, pool table, table football, board games and more are provided in each common room 

OUTDOOR FACILITIES Enjoy seven acre grounds with a kids play area, two playing fields & various outdoor games! 

BED LINEN Included (towels not included) 

PETS By arrangement, £20 per stay 

PARKING On site parking 


AccommodationPackage TypePrice (Exc VAT)
Bungalow (sleeps up to 16 people)Self catered£240.00 per night
DormitoriesFully catered£78.00 pppn (1 night / 2 day)
£58.00 pppn (2 night / 3 day)
£52.00 pppn (3 night / 4 day)
£48.00 pppn (4 night plus)
DormitoriesB&B (Saturday – Sunday)£60.00 pppn (1 night / 2 day)
B&B (Friday – Sunday)£45.00 pppn (2 night / 3 day)



Non-refundable 25% deposit required when booking with the balance due one month prior to arrival. 


Should you find it necessary to cancel please be aware that your deposit is non-re-fundable, Holiday Cancellation insurance is recommended. The only exception to this is if, due to COVID-19, we are forced to close or you are not permitted to travel, in either of these circumstances we will refund your deposit payment.

Due to the variable nature of our other accommodation and facilities on site, just contact us to discuss your group requirements so we can plan the best accommodation package for you.

A Few Popular Places of Interest to Visit

  • Swanage Beach and Pier
  • Swanage Steam Railway and the Mineral Museum at Norden
  • Corfe Castle
  • Durlston Castle and Country Park
  • RSPB Arne
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Studland Beach National Trust
  • Kimmeridge Bay and the Etches Collection Museum
  • Old Harry Rocks

We follow all Covid-19 guidelines and comply to Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ scheme.

Please contact us for further information, check availability and to book.