YHA in South East

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

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Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS

T: 0845 371 9574

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Board GamesClassroom/Educational meeting roomCoach parking onsiteCot available

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room

Coach parking onsite

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room


Group catering available


Library / Quiet room


Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Sole Use

Suitable for families

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64 Beds

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About South Downs

YHA South Downs is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings in an enviable location right on the South Downs Way, just a short stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, the site stands in extensive grounds, ideal for exploring by experienced or budding naturalists – or just a place to relax and unwind.

YHA South Downs at a glance:

  • £3 million renovation
  • On the South Downs Way
  • Situated on an idyllic farmstead
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Brand new café
  • A total of 66 beds

It’s a great base for cheap family breaks close to traditional Sussex towns such as Lewes or Newhaven, which also has ferry connections with continental Europe. The culture of Brighton is also not far away and the great outdoors of the South Downs National Park is right on your doorstep.

Why not look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?

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Need to know

Camping Pods
We supply the pod (with lights and heating), you bring your own bedding and equipment - proper glamping!
The Granary
There is a self contained, 3 bedroom family unit with its own kitchen area available for exclusive use.

Reception Times:
8am to 10am
2pm - 10pm (10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Courtyard Café
Open to the public from 10am until 4pm. We also serve breakfast and evening meals for residents.

Hostel Closing Times:
24 hour access after check-in

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Take a stroll up Firle Beacon, just a short walk from the hostel door and take in the stunning 360° views across the hills and out to sea. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a cake in our café as a reward for your efforts!

Volunteering opportunities

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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