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YHA South Downs - Hostel

4-star hostel in Lewes with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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€69

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  • Room (2 Bed Private) - Shared kitchen facilities
  • Room, Ensuite (3 Bed Private including Double Bed) - Bathroom
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Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, BN8 6JS, England, United Kingdom
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Great stay, very friendly staff who were very helpful.

    Jul 21, 2021

  • We didn't get to stay as the disabled room that was booked was on the first floor with no…

    Jul 6, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Monk's House - 29 min walk
  • Seven Sisters Country Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Drusillas Park - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • Newhaven Fort - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Seaford Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)
  • Room (2 Bed Private)
  • Double Room
  • Room, Ensuite (3 Bed Private including Double Bed)
  • Room (4 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (4 Bed Private)
  • Room (6 Bed Private)
  • Room, Ensuite (6 Bed Private)

Location

Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, BN8 6JS, England, United Kingdom
  • In a national park
  • Monk's House - 29 min walk
  • Seven Sisters Country Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Monk's House - 29 min walk
  • Seven Sisters Country Park - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Drusillas Park - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • Newhaven Fort - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Seaford Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Lewes Golf Club - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Glyndebourne Opera House - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Lewes Castle - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Southover Grange Gardens - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Anne of Cleves' House - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km

Getting around

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 45 min drive
  • Southease Station - 3 min walk
  • Lewes Glynde Station - 4 min drive
  • Newhaven Town Station - 5 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 17 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 5 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 10 AM
  • Sunday - Thursday: 3 PM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Reception hours are 7:30-10 AM and 3-10:30 PM on Friday-Saturday.
All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Onsite venue #2 - This café serves breakfast and lunch.

Small print

Also known as

  • YHA South Downs Hostel Lewes
  • YHA South Downs Hostel
  • YHA South Downs Lewes
  • YHA South Downs
  • YHA South Downs - Hostel Lewes
  • YHA South Downs - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • YHA South Downs - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lewes

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

Policies

Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, YHA South Downs - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 5 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Flying Fish (3.1 mi), Padella D'oro (3.4 mi), and The Viceroy (3.4 mi).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Rendezvous Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
  • YHA South Downs - Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stay at youth hostel.

    Lovely friendly staff.. so helpful. Nice cafe and outside a small garden with views of surrounding hills. Lots of birds in the garden. Wish there were bird feeders so i could see even more! The rooms were clean and basic like you expect a hostel to be. Havent slept in a bunk bed 4 years but overall it was just a lovely stay and again.. all the team were just lovely.

    lucy, 2 night family trip, Jun 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great staff

    Really helpful and friendly staff, great location right on the South Downs Way and good cafe and pretty garden

    2 night trip, Jun 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very comfortable stay

    The hostel was easy to find and very close to rail station so you could explore the area. Room very comfortable and warm. Food a little basic but good. Communal area was relaxing but cold and wifi a little intermittent. Staff really friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

    Androulla, 2 night family trip, Oct 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really cheap and great for an overnight

    It was a Youth Hostel but you don't need to be a member. I did stay in a dorm but there were only two of us in it and it took me back to when I was a student. Very clean, very friendly, very good full English breakfast in the café on site. Really good repurposing of what I assume was once a large farm. I was only staying overnight as I was on my way to the Newhaven ferry (just a few miles down the road). I would be happy to stay here a few days, nice area, and I'll probably come back with my wife at a later date.

    martin, 1 night trip, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Our group stayed at YHA Southdowns prior to our ferry for France the next morning. Was surprised at how nice it was and felt is was great value. Excellent full English breaky!

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Old farm buildings close to the seaport of Newhaven.

    1 night family trip, Jul 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Right on South Downs Way

    First youth hostel stay in many years and what a lovely surprise. I was walking the south downs way so this was the obvious choice. (To show my age) They provide the sheets and you no longer have to do a job that always held you up in the morning. The cafe served meals and alcohol up until 8 which I arrived too late for. The breakfast, which I ate at 7.30, was as good as the others I had in the pubs and b&b I stayed in on the walk. The room was clean and comfortable. But it is still a youth hostel, I shared a bathroom with a couple of other rooms, which was only a minor inconvenience and there's an 11pm noise curfew. It backs directly onto an A road but there was little traffic noise between 11 and 6 on the Friday that I stayed.

    Paul, 1 night trip, Jul 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very comfortable

    judith, 1 night family trip, Apr 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Arrived by rail at Southease Station well after sunset. Fortunately I did have a flashlight with me. You need one! Although the walk from the station to the hostel is a short one (5 - 7 minutes) there's no lighting along the dirt road. The hostel itself was a welcomed quiet retreat. I was there to attend a 2 day first aid course and unfortunately didn't have an opportunity to explore the South Downs. The hostel staff and facilities surpassed my expectations.The staff was very friendly and the catering facilities were better than expected. The cooked breakfasts were excellent and good value. The private room that I was in was clean and comfortable. Wi-fi was not available in the rooms but was available in public areas. Altogether a good experience and good value for money.

    Frank, 3 night trip, Nov 23, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    1 night trip, Jan 10, 2020

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