YHA in South East
YHA South Downs
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS
"Excellent" - 92% Customer Satisfaction Based on 212 customer scores
4 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
4 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £15.00
Private rooms from £35.00
Family rooms from £29.00
Camping from £11.50
Camping pods from £39.00

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    Please Note:
    If you plan to bring children under 5, please stay in a Private Room.
    Children under 15? Please be accompained with an adult staying in the same room.
    Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

Availability Calendar

Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Cafe
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Classroom
  • Coach parking onsite
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Packed lunch available
  • Parking
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sole use
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £6 per person
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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 - 22:00


07:30 - 10:00

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.


There is free parking on site for both cars and coaches a short distance from the hostel entrance. There is parking on the central courtyard, closer to the hostel, for disabled guests.

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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.

By Bus: The 123 bus runs from Southease village - a 10 min walk from us. The route takes in Lewes Bus/Rail Stations, Spring Barn Farm, Kingston, Rodmell and Newhaven.

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

Public Transport: View travel options.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9574 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Email: southdowns@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
  • Follow YHA South Downs on Facebook
  • Follow YHA South Downs on Twitter

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
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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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