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Self-Catered Group Accommodation
Perfect for any group


Perfect for all group types, we have hostel style, bunk bedded dormitory rooms for all group sizes from 4 to 10 beds. Based in the South West, across two fantastic locations on the Jurassic Coast, Swanage and on the south side of The Isle of Wight. We offer group accommodation – ideal for all groups and sizes, from faith retreats, walking, biking and diving groups, to Colleges and Universities. All with the wonderful Jurassic Coast and English Channel right on our doorstep – Start your Stop & Stay adventure today!

  • WiFi


  • TV Facilities


  • Indoor Lounge


  • Kitchen Facilities


  • Bedding Provided


  • Shower Rooms


  • Bike Storage


  • Washing Facilities


We’ve got your needs covered

  • Group Accommodation in Swanage & The Isle of Wight
  • All group types welcome
  • Our team will respond to initial enquiry within 24 hours
  • Both Stop & Stay venues are ideally located on the coast
  • Great transport links and less than 2 hours from London
  • Free WiFi is available in throughout our hostels with parental controls in place
  • Wide range of room types from private to shared rooms
  • Kitchen facilities available at both hostels
  • Spacious private dining and communal lounges with TV
  • Plenty of storage space for store bikes and other equipment
  • Wash facilities are available to clean off muddy boots and dry your wetsuits

Walking Groups

Less than 2 hours from London, Dorset and The Isle of Wight are a walker’s paradise, filled with mile after mile of footpaths and trails across contrasting landscapes and beaches, making them the ideal place for a walking holiday or break. With a great range of walking routes and access to The South Coast Path, and right on Route 50 “Purbeck Breezer”, Swanage Stop & Stay is the ideal base for your walking group.


Right on our doorstep there are cycling routes to suit everyone, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways, level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines, Jurassic Cycle trails & national routes. We have safe and secure storage available for bikes and access to indoor space for repairs and maintenance.

Diving Groups

With more than 10 wrecks, Swanage Bay is an ideal site for divers, either for a day or a weekend there is plenty to discover. Divers and Snorkelers can explore the ‘underwater world of wonder’ lying directly under Swanage Pier. Swanage Stop and Stay provides drying room facilities and parking for boats can be arranged. Swanage Bay is perfect for all abilities, including Beginners & Snorkelers.

Faith Groups

We host Houseparty weekends and Faith Retreats throughout the year. We know it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other and your God better. The programme for a weekend can be packed with sport, craft, games, quizzes, food and time just to chill out and chat. We have spaces for worship and breakout rooms for contemplation and prayer.


With spacious grounds and unbeatable views, East Dene allows plenty of opportunity for retreat guests and Yoga students to congregate and socialize, both indoors and outside. The centre layout and accommodation areas enable Yoga students and group leaders plenty of privacy and quiet space for study and meditation.

Geography Field Studies

We're relaxed about you doing your own thing. Stay with us with and your Students on a self led Fieldwork trip to complete independent investigation, collect data, or prepare for an exam. Right on Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, in Swanage, we are ideally situated for all the classic fieldwork sites including Old Harry’s Rocks, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Studland Sand Dunes.


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