YHA Eastbourne Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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Covid-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Ideal for family breaks on the south coast, YHA Eastbourne is just a mile from the town centre and offers the perfect base for a seaside holiday. Eastbourne’s famous pier, bandstand and attractions are all within easy reach, whilst the seafront is just a mile away.

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

  • One mile from the seafront
  • Famous British seaside town
  • Great for exploring the South Downs National Park

Accommodation at YHA Eastbourne

The hostel

A modern hostel sitting high above town, YHA Eastbourne has been in situ since 2009. The hostel hosts 30 beds in total, spread across bedrooms which are all en -suite, including one room adapted for wheelchair users. YHA Eastbourne has pleasant grounds with picnic benches - great 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 are feeling peckish, we have 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 our bedrooms are 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. Check availability for Exclusive Hire.




  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - drying room(s), laundry room(s), meeting room(s), luggage/storage room(s).

Check in: From 17:00 - 21:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: YHA Eastbourne is open all year around with closures only at weekends if we have Exclusive Hire bookings. If we have weekend availability, we open up to standard bookings.

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.

YHA Eastbourne - Access Statement

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YHA Eastbourne

Map references

OS Map: 199

OS Grid Ref: TV582986

Lat/Lng: 50.769104, 0.250561

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9316

Email: [email protected]

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.


Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website


YHA have had two hostels at the Eastbourne location since 1974. The original building stood from 1974 to 2004 and was converted from a former golf clubhouse. The second and current building is much different in design with a more modern and angular architecture.

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.

Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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