Step back in time at this characterful 16th century Sussex flint house. The hostel is ideal for exploring the area’s many attractions and historic sites. Drusilla’s Zoo Park, Brighton and Eastbourne are all nearby.
FREE WiFi for YHA members!
Only 400 metres from the South Downs Way
Popular with families who don't need day access
Both dorm rooms and private family rooms are available in this 68 bed Youth Hostel. We have a lounge with a football table where groups and individuals can relax in the evenings.
Things to do
Seven Sisters Country Park
280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland popular for outdoor activities.
Alfriston is right on the South Downs - a linear walk through beautiful scenery specific to the area. Another walk not to be missed is the Seven Sisters, taking in white chalk cliffs in a national park and there are cafes at either end to keep you going.
Friston Forest is a popular mountain biking destination and offers some undulating terrain with way-marked trails of varying lengths.
The Seven Sisters is great for track cycling with safe, easy access to the beach - make sure you pack your swimming gear!
High Rocks is a popular, world renowned location for rock climbing. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you climb the southern sandstone. Certainly a destination to test your climbing skills!
Canoe the meandering inland river of the Seven Sisters and admire the beautiful countryside of the National Park.
Food & Drink
We offer a full English and continental breakfast. During the evening we offer home-cooked meals.
YHA Alfriston is located near the Seven Sisters Country Park, providing 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, a meandering river valley and grassland that's perfect for outdoor activities such as orienteering. This hostel can accommodate school groups of up to 68. Wi-Fi, TV and study facilities are provided alongside a restaurant and self-catering kitchens.
There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Alfriston. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.
Meet the manager
Manager recommends: Enjoy stunning sea views along the Seven Sisters cliffs. Walk from Exceat to Birling Gap (3.5 miles) and treat yourself to ice-cream in a café at the end. Enjoy great views from the top deck of the bus back to the hostel or stroll back through Friston Forest to catch a glimpse of local wildlife.