The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front!
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 4 miles 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
Accommodation at YHA Eastbourne
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'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 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.
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.
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.