South Downs beach

Properties to hire in Sussex

Hire the whole hostel, cottage or house with YHA Exclusive Hire in Sussex

Enjoy your own space in Sussex

Would you like to enjoy the privacy of a whole YHA hostel and have the place to yourself and your loved ones? Book our Sussex properties exclusively, just for your group.

Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime and experience a getaway full of culture, nightlife and coast with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Discover our unique places to hire in Sussex. We’re sure you’ll have a holiday to remember.

YHA properties to hire in Sussex

YHA Eastbourne exterior

YHA Eastbourne

Whole hostel

Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Littlehampton

Whole hostel

Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • Sleeps up to 34 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA South Downs entrance

YHA South Downs

Whole hostel

Lewes, East Sussex

  • Sleeps up to 27 guests
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Truleigh Hill exterior

YHA Truleigh Hill

Whole hostel

Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

  • Sleeps up to 32 guests
  • 12 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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Why book with YHA Exclusive Hire?

Get away together

Bring your family and friends with properties for a range of group sizes

Enjoy your own space

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

YHA Member discount

Become a YHA member and save on every booking

Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Suitable for events

Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or annual trips

Best price guaranteed

Book direct for the lowest and fairest price

Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

Supporting a charity

Every booking helps us create more adventures for young people

Things to do in Sussex

Welcome to Sussex

With miles of breath-taking coastline and acres of countryside, there are plenty of things to see and do when you're visiting Sussex.

The county of Sussex covers both coast and countryside. From traditional homes and beautiful beaches, to rolling moorlands and vibrant nightlife, Sussex has the best of both worlds, making it the perfect holiday destination for everyone with plenty of things to do, including walking or cycling in the South Downs National Park, indulging in a traditional seaside break in Brighton, visiting the many sandy beaches, or soaking in the vibrant nightlife in Eastbourne. Whatever you get up to during your stay, we’re sure you will have a memorable time.

steam train

Bluebell Railway

Take a journey back in time, this heritage steam railway runs through the glorious Sussex countryside - a great day out. Visit the Bluebell Railway website

Brighton i360

Brighton i360

Enjoy a sky-high perspective of Brighton with a trip to the world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360 !

Brighton Pride

Brighton Pride

If there is one thing Brighton is famous for, then it’s its proud heritage as a city of diversity, particularly diversity of sexuality.

Funfair near beach at Bognor Regis

Butlins (Bognor Regis)

You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Bognor Regis resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website

Fort slip in a park

Fort Fun

Enjoy the thrill of the outdoor rides, or visit Rocky's Adventure Land, a huge indoor soft play area.  Take your swimming costumes for the water slides and the other wet areas. Visit the Fort

Goodwood Revival in the Paddock

Goodwood Estate

Something for everyone. Enjoy horse racing at Glorious Goodwood. Thrill to the motorsport at the Festival of Speed or the Goodwood Revival. Admire the Goodwood House over afternoon tea a

Harbour Park Littlehampton

Harbour Park Littlehampton

Enjoy a selection of Family Rides and Attractions at one of the finest beach amusement Parks on the South Coast.     Visit the website


SEA LIFE Brighton

The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front!  With amazing exhibits, you can see how fish and marine creatures live beneath the waves, plus there are plenty of opportunities t

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Social walk from YHA Truleigh Hill

Sunday 2nd October 2022 Distance: 7.3 miles Duration: 3.5 - 4.5 hours Led by: BMC volunteer guides Starting and finishing back at YHA Truleigh Hill, this walk takes in

Littlehampton riverfront, with apartment houses and moored river cruisers

Walking and Rambling in Littlehampton

The sweeping coast line is great for anyone wanting a leisurely stroll along the beaches. On the edge of South Downs National Park, the coastal walk has lovely sand dunes and amazing natural beauty.

Littlehampton beach looking out to sea

Watersports in Littlehampton

There's a whole host of watersports available nearby including surfing, sea kayaking, a windsurfing and kite surfing school and a yacht club offering sailing tuition for all abilities.



Stroll five miles of promenade with it's art deco pier, or visit Brooklands Park with its boating lake and miniature railway.