YHA in South East

YHA South Downs

Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS

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10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £18.00
Private rooms from £35.00
Family rooms from £29.00
Camping from £10.50
Camping pods from £39.00


  • Board Games
  • Classroom/Meeting room
  • Coach parking onsite
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle Store
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Library / Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Picnic lunch available
  • Restaurant/dining room
  • Self-catering dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sole Use
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade Bookings
  • TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £6 per person

Need to Know

Reception Times

7:30am to 10am
3pm - 10pm (10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
24hr access after check-in

Courtyard Café
Open to the public from 10am until 4pm. We also serve breakfast and evening meals for residents


15:00 - 22:00pm


07:30 - 10:00am

Towels and toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


Free on site

Maps & Directions


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

How to get here

By Rail: Southease station, with links to London Victoria via Lewes, is less than 200m from the front door, along a country lane.

By Coach: Coach parking is available on site. The entrance to YHA South Downs is on A26 between Newhaven and Lewes.

By Car: Car parking is available on site. The entrance to YHA South Downs is on A26 between Newhaven and Lewes.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9574
Email: southdowns@yha.org.uk

Map References

OS Map: 198
OS Grid ref: TQ433055
Longitude: 0.034021
Latitude: 50.831591

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01273 858780
Website: http://www.lewes.gov.uk/business/1497.asp
Public Transport: View travel options.

Virtual Tour

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YHA School Trips

YHA South Downs has state of the art facilities for schools in a traditional Sussex farmhouse and associated buildings with acres of land for on-site activities. The hostel provides home cooked meals as well as a library and classroom.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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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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