YHA in South East
YHA South Downs
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS
"Great" - 89% Customer Satisfaction Based on 144 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 £15.99
Private rooms from £29.99
Family rooms from £25.99
Camping from £14.99
Camping pods from £25.99

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

  • 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.


  • Board games
  • Cafe
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Classroom
  • Coach parking onsite
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sole use
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

7:30am to 10am
5pm - 10pm
24hr access after check-in

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


17.00 - 22.00


Before 10.00

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Towels and toiletries

Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.


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.


Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods and bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod and bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.

You are also able to bring your dog if you book the hostel on YHA Exclusive Hire.

Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA South Downs however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

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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.Please note: the A26 to the hostel is closed overnight from 10pm – 6am until the 22nd December.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 345 371 9574
Email: [email protected]
Social Media:
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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/tourism/1497.asp
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