The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front!
Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8ES
Ideal for family breaks on the south coast, YHA Eastbourne is just a mile from the town centre and seafront and offers the perfect base for a seaside holiday. Eastbourne’s famous pier, bandstand, stunning beach and attractions are all within easy reach.
With award-winning beaches, a beautiful coastline and a Victorian vibe of its own, this seaside resort is Brighton's scenic sibling. Our relaxing and modern hostel has everything you need to recharge between activities enjoyed in the South Downs National Park, too.
Why guests love YHA Eastbourne
Accommodation at YHA Eastbourne
A modern masterpiece sitting high above town, YHA Eastbourne landed in 2009 and is renovated to a high standard. There are 30 beds in total. All bedrooms are en suite, with one room adapted for wheelchair users. YHA Eastbourne has extensive grounds with picnic benches - perfect for eating outside when the weather is fine - and a lounge with easy seating for relaxing in after a busy day
Our peaceful hostel has every mod con you need for a comfortable break in the South Downs National Park. If you're feeling peckish, we've got a big and shiny self-catering kitchen ideal for creating group meals. There is plenty of space for preparation and lots of places to store your food. All of our bedrooms are spacious and fully equipped with individual reading lights and plugs for each bunk. Catch up with the news on the widescreen TV, wind down with a book or a board game, or discover some local knowledge from our friendly staff.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.
- Basic food shop
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Eastbourne is open every day from March until the end of October. From November until February, the hostel is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase at reception. Bedding is supplied.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Eastbourne. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Parking: Parking is available adjacent to the hostel.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
To enjoy YHA Eastbourne for just you, your friends and family, visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Available for group bookings from autumn half term to the Easter holidays.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Eastbourne we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: YHA Eastbourne is modern accommodation with easy access to the Coast, the South Downs Way, Hastings & other seaside towns. Ideal for family breaks and walking holidays, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful area.