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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Worthing, South East
  • Size: Compact
  • Belted seats: 6
  • !Limited payload: This vehicle may not be designed for 6 adult passenger plus luggage. See Vehicle Details for the exact payload.
  • Sleeps: 4 Adults
  • Bed types: Ada will happily sleep up to four people. The rear passenger seats convert to a rock and roll double bed. We have a feather mattress topper that makes this super comfortable. The pop-up roof has a double mattress.
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • We couldn't recommend Ada enough!

    Tim ~ August 2019
  • Ada is perfectly formed - beautifully stylish and fully functional

    Claire ~ November 2019

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Ada's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.

If you’re after the classic VW camper van stylings with a modern touch, then Ada is definitely your girl! This gorgeous retro-styled camper van absolutely has her roots in the original split-bay campers, but she’s more than a little ahead of the curve when it comes to mod cons and luxury! This pet friendly campervan hire Worthing in West Sussex is perfect for a family camper van holiday, a fantastic base for outdoor enthusiasts, or a cosy, snuggly, romantic getaway just for two.

When it came to luxury fixtures and fittings, Ada’s owners went the whole hog. Inside this VW camper van, you will find air conditioning, a diesel heater to keep you toasty all year round, a hi-spec sound system, fridge, and two-burner hob. She’s even had her engine remapped to cope effortlessly with hills!

Freshly converted in 2018; Ada is not your standard VW T5. With birch ply units and orange fronted cupboards, she packs a big design punch. She doesn’t scrimp on storage either – with a wide range of dedicated cupboards and nooks and crannies, you might be surprised just how much you can fit into this compact camper. You won't need to pack any entertainment though, as Ada already comes with the classics, Bananagrams and Monopoly! She sleeps up to four people; two downstairs and two in the pop top, which can also be used without the bed pulled down, for extra headspace and room during the day.

One of the best things about hiring Ada, is that she is not much longer than a standard estate car. So, she’s super easy to drive, and you can take her into cities and normal parking spaces without any bother. And, if it’s your thing, explore some of the roads less travelled on your amazing camper van holiday!

So, pack up your things, your children and your dogs, and get ready for an epic, free spirited holiday in Ada!

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, T5
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2013
    • Engine:
      • Size: 1.9 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 5
    • Size: 4.8m x 1.9m x 1.9m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 2800kg
      • Unladen: 2320kg
      • Payload: kg

        Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 6 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight including driver, passengers and luggage, does not exceed 2800kg whilst on the road.

    • Belted seats: 6
    • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
    • Tow Bar: Yes


    Three belted seats in the front (including driver) with head rests and three further belted seats (2 with with head rests) in the rear. 5 seats have three point belts. The 6th seat in the back has a lap belt only. 4 out of the 5 passengers seats are suitable for a child car seat using the belt.

    Conversion Story

    Ada began life as a humble builders' van (albeit one with air-con in the cab). We bought her after a long and careful hunt. She was converted in 2018 by in Devon after we spotted their beautiful designs on Pinterest. Ada is inspired by the split bay VW campers of the 70s. Her units are built in birch ply with solid formica cabinet doors, and Matt and Tanya chose their own unique colour-scheme, as well as modern luxuries such as a diesel heater.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Ada has a Ada will happily sleep up to four people. The rear passenger seats convert to a rock and roll double bed. We have a feather mattress topper that makes this super comfortable. The pop-up roof has a double mattress. which accommodates:

    • 4 adult(s)

    There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Ada and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.


    There is a Diesel Heater to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: travel fridge 12v

    Cooking Equipment

    Ada has 4 traditional tin camping mugs, 4 RICE melamine cups and 4 bowls in bright colours and 4 large bamboo dining plates. She has a Vango cutlery roll, with four knives, forks and spoons. Ada also has two stainless steel wine glasses.

    We really enjoy cooking when camping so have kitted out Ada with everything that we use. She has a chopping board, a kettle, a large and a small frying pan and a large and a small saucepan (both with lids), and a single steamer. There are four bamboo cooking spoons, one sharp knife, two Opinel pen knives (one child, one adult), a tin opener and a corkscrew/bottle opener. Ada has a stove-top espresso machine and a toasting rack that you can use over the gas hob (it works really well!). There is a colander and a washing up bowl.

    In addition to the two gas hobs inside, we have a single gas burner that we use to cook outside (particularly anything smelly or that might spit).

    Ada has a small dustpan and brush.

    Water is provided by: There is a 10 litre removable water tank that supplies water to the sink via a pump.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
    • Power Invertor

    Audio Equipment

    Ada has a pioneer head unit and two pod speakers in the rear of the van. USB plug-in and blue-tooth are both available so you can play your own music.


    Good storage cupboard for food and for all general cooking and dining equipment (which is included). Overhead aircraft-style cupboards for additional storage of cups and mugs. Wardrobe for storage of clothes and under-seat drawer for bedding. Small fridge. We will also supply a storage box which is collapsible if you are not using it but can be really handy for things that you want to have immediately available. Ada also has a storage bag on the back of the driver's seat. There is good storage in the back of the van for your bags or suitcases.

    Other Items

    Ada is well-equipped with a range of games! She has a backgammon set, Monopoly, Travel Connect 4, Brainmaster and Bananagrams.

    We have stayed in enough rentals to know that you would like us to supply tea-bags and coffee and a small amount of a few other things to start you off on your camping adventure.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Ada?

    Ada lives in Worthing and is parked on the quiet residential street where we live. If you drive to collect Ada, you are welcome to leave your car in her normal spot. We will provide you with the necessary parking vouchers. If you come by train we will be able to pick you up from Worthing station.
    Pick-up and drop-off times

    Default times on the bookings system are 2pm for pick-up and 12 noon for return but individual vehicle owners will have their own limitations on their availbality but will do their best to accommodate your needs.

    From the owner:I work from home so am available to arrange pick-ups flexibly. Once you have made a booking with Ada we can talk to each other to arrange a pick-up and drop-off that suits us both.

    Customer Car Parking
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Ada is usually parked.

    Please note parking is provided at your own risk

  • Extras

    For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

    Option Price
    Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
    Bedding for 2 £12
    Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
    Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
    Bedding for 4 £24
    Number Plate (of the towing vehicle) £15
    250g of Freshly roasted coffee - Sumatran(strong, good for espresso), Ethiopian(fruity, acquired) or Mexican(medium, really nice) £5
    Towels (4 x medium) £10
    2 or 3 person tent £10
    Dog Crate £5
    Bike rack for 2 bikes £20
    Bedding for 3 £18
    2 single feather duvets £10
    2 single airbeds £5
    4 man tent £10
    Travelling to Europe within 7 days? (VOH cert required with special delivery) £14.95

    There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

    You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

  • Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers

    Ada has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

    Ages: between 23 and 75 years young
    Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
    Length held: Minimum 2 years
    Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
    Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

    *NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information.

    International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

    The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £750 and £2000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £750).

    Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Usage
    • Take to Festivals: Yes
    • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
    • European Travel: Yes covered
    • London Low Emission Zone: Yes Compliant

    Travelling with Children

    Ada is suitable for travelling with children.

    Ada will happily sleep up to four people. The rear passenger seats convert to a rock and roll double bed. We have a feather mattress topper that makes this super comfortable. The pop-up roof has a double mattress. Our two children (aged 14 and 11) sometimes sleep upstairs and sometimes take themselves off to a tent for some independence.

    Pet Policy

    We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known!

    European Travel

    Yes you can take Ada outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel includes Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
    Get in touch for a quote.

    Driving in London

    Ada can be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) but NOT inside London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside the ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in Central London

    Mileage Limits

    • 200 miles per day
    • and then 20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charged any extra.

    Driving Notes:

    Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.
  • Season dates
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    07/02/202023/02/2020Low Mid
    18/12/202010/01/2021Low Mid

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High
    Mon-Thur (Day rate) £65 £80 £95 £111
    Fri-Sun (Day rate) £92 £113 £134 £155
    Weekend (3 days)
    Week (7 days)
    Min hire period 3 3 3 3

    Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.