YHA Littlehampton 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.

For a family holiday in the South East, try this cosy 4 star hostel - ideal for a bucket and spade, Sussex seaside break. Just five minutes’ walk from a Blue Flag beach, YHA Littlehampton is part of the redeveloped Fisherman’s Wharf.

If you're only here for a weekend break, don't miss the Harbour Park Amusement Park. Head along the coast to Brighton, pay a visit to Arundel Castle or Arundel’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for great days out. Chichester with its majestic Cathedral some 20 minutes away. 

Why guests love YHA Littlehampton

  • Ideal for seaside breaks
  • Close to a sandy blue flag beach
  • Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Littlehampton

The hostel

Located on the first floor of the Look and Sea Centre this self catering hostel has eight bedrooms, six of which have en-suite facilities. 

Dorm rooms:
1 x 4 bed female dorm (non en-suite with shared bathroom facilities), 1 x 4 bed male dorm (non en-suite with shared bathroom facilities)

Family rooms:
1 x 2 bed room (two single bunks), 1 x 3 bed room (one double bed and one single upper bunk), 2 x 5 bed rooms (one double bed with three single bunks, one above the double bed), 1 x 4 bed room (four single bunks), 1 x 7 bed room (seven single beds).

YHA Littlehampton is a self-catering hostel. There are supermarkets and a number of other places to eat nearby.

The self-catering kitchen at YHA Littlehampton has two electric ovens, two fridges, two toasters, two kettles and two microwaves plus enough crockery, cutlery, pots and pans for you to cook up a delicious meal for up to 34 people.

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.




  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking
  • Near train station

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: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking : There is limited free on street parking but ample paid parking.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Littlehampton. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Open every day?: Yes. YHA Littlehampton is also available for YHA Exclusive Hire at weekends from November until the end of February.

YHA Littlehampton - Access Statement

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YHA Littlehampton

Map references

OS Map: 197

OS Grid Ref: TQ026019

Lat/Lng: 50.808272, -0.545281

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9670

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Littlehampton 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 through to spring.


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 Littlehampton is part of the redeveloped Fisherman’s Wharf YHA Littlehampton forms part of the popular Look and Sea centre located on the banks of the Arun river. A lot of work is being done for flood prevention and the entire seafront and adjoining areas is in for a major facelift. The Youth Hostel has been in operation for 12 years but has only been open throughout the year for the last three years, previously being closed during winter months. YHA Littlehampton is Very centrally located for transport, shopping and for the seaside and has been recently re-carpeted and painted.

Meet the team

Les Snyman is the hostel manager. From a corporate financial background, he has now been with the YHA for five years. Les is in his third year in Littlehampton and is proud of his little hostel and has a passion for keeping the it neat, tidy and friendly. 

Manager recommends: If you're enjoying a family seaside break, don't miss Littlehampton’s West Beach. Quieter than the East beach, and totally undeveloped. Take the ferry across the Arun river to this perfect setting for a summer evening swim or a stroll through the sand dunes. 

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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