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YHA South Downs

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

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Overall Rating 87%

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 80%
Security 100%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

Book your stay at YHA South Downs in Lewes.

  • Private
    From $64.96
10 or more people?

Lewes Hostel

Hostel Lewes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The thirteenth-century Itford farm has been transformed into the brand new YHA South Downs. Given a new lease of life as a 66-bed hostel the farm in an idyllic National Park setting is now open for business and is ready to welcome its first visitors. Ideally situated for visits to the Seven Sisters Cliffs and the South Downs Way, and a short journey from Brighton and Eastbourne, this £3 million rejuvenation is a must visit. This exciting redevelopment boasts a café, fully licensed bar, 16 bedrooms and the South Downs National Park Interpretation Centre, We offer camping pod guests use of the hostel facilities. We DO NOT provide bedding or equipment for pods, you must bring your own.

There is no internet access at YHA South Downs.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



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 - 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



We stayed in The Granary which had a kitchen so we did not use the facilities in the main building or the cafe. We reported a problem with the heating which meant it was far too hot, the lack of equipment in the kitchen and a blocked sink and an uncleaned bathroom. Most of these issues were resolved (except for the heating).


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Thu 29 Oct 2015

Please put a door arrester on the drying room door - it slams loudly at present!


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Fri 27 Dec 2013

tolles Haus, super renoviert, aber leider eine total stark befahrene Straße hinter dem Haus, die bei geöffnetem Oberlicht den Schlaf raubt!


Avatar for Silvia


Mon 12 Aug 2013

very remote spot yet easy to get to by bus and train. Walk along the river to Lewes takes 1 hour and the opposite way to Newhaven.


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Wed 24 Jul 2013

La proximité d'une route très passagère nuit un peu à la tranquillité de l'auberge, entièrement neuve (vielle ferme aménagée). Mais le cadre (les Downs) est très agréable, avec une petite gare à proximité.


Avatar for Isabelle


Fri 12 Jul 2013


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.

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