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YHA South Downs

Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, BN8 6JS, United Kingdom

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Lewes Hostel

Hostel Lewes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This hostel is a haven for nature lovers looking to discover the stunning scenery in this beautiful part of the UK. Recently refurbished, YHA South Downs is located within an old farmhouse with barn buildings and provides the perfect destination for walking or biking groups.

Right on the doorstep of one of England’s most popular walking trails – the South Downs Way - it is a great base for groups looking cherry pick sections of this 160km network of walks. Alternatively you can see more of the trail on your mountain bike. There are storage facilities at the hostel.

It is also in an ideal location for friends and families wanting to combine a bit of the countryside with the glamour of the city – Lewes, Newhaven and Brighton are easily accessible from the hostel base, which has a train station just 100 yards from the front door. (You don’t even need a coach, although there is parking!)

As with all hostels in England & Wales there is a great programme of activities on offer for schools. Because the hostel is brand spanking new, there are state of the art facilities on site as well as huge grounds which are perfect for team activities. There is also a café and restaurant at the hostel which can provide meals for groups on request.

Don’t miss the Long Man of Wilmington – a man carved from the chalk hills on the Downs. At dawn on May Day, the Long Man Morris Men dance at the foot of the carving and there are a number of pagan festivals held here every year.

So whatever your reason for a groups trip to the South Downs, why not make an enquiry today and see for yourself the spectacular refurbishment of this ancient building.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719574


Getting to us

Getting to us

Coach parking is available on site. The entrance to YHA South Downs is on A26 between Newhaven and Lewes.
Southease station with links to London Victoria via Lewes is less than 200m from the front door along a country lane.