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YHA South Downs

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

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Temporary changes at YHA South Downs For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely not be in operation at YHA South Downs. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can. Dorms are not currently available. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. Camping pods, landpods, bell tents and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed. Lounge(s) remain closed. Drying room(s) remain closed. The bar will remain closed. Dining room(s) remain closed. Meeting room(s) remain closed Book your stay at YHA South Downs in Lewes.

  • Private
    From $33.35
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.
  • 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 10 % of rates quoted 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
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719574



A fantastic stay in great accommodation.


Avatar for Alison


Fri 10 May 2019

Espaces de vie collectifs :salon et cuisine très agréables, calmes et confortables. Confort de base pour la chambre et les sanitaires. Dommage une route avec un trafic routier longe cette ferme campagnarde et ce cadre bucolique.


Avatar for isabelle


Sun 13 Aug 2017

Merci pour vos commentaires, nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un séjour agréable avec nous et nous avons apprécié les installations que nous avons ici à l'auberge

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YHA South Downs,

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Lage an der stark befahrenen Straße ist sehr laut. Zimmer eng und laut und finster, nur Oberlicht. Personal wusste nicht wie vorgehen bei vorzeitiger Abreise.


Avatar for Thomas


Sat 05 Aug 2017

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback-wir bedauern, dass Sie Probleme hatten während Ihres Aufenthaltes, weil der Rat arbeiten auf der Straße vor der Herberge.

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YHA South Downs,

Mon 07 Aug 2017

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).


Avatar for Beverley


Thu 29 Oct 2015

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


Avatar for Dan


Fri 27 Dec 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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