YHA South Downs


Type:Alternative Accommodation

Itford Farm, Beddingham, LEWES, East Sussex, BN8 6JS

Tel: 0345 371 9574

YHA South Downs


Opened officially by HRH the Queen in 2013, YHA South Downs is a uniquely refurbished Sussex farmhouse in an enviable location right on the South Downs Way. Perfect for anyone wanting to walk in the rolling Sussex countryside, the hostel is surrounded by the hills of the South Downs National Park, and enjoys substantial grounds of its own.

The lively town of Brighton is just a 25 minute train journey away too, with Southease station literally on the hostel’s doorstep, meaning visitors can easily enjoy the best of both worlds.

16 rooms, 64 beds, 3 camping spaces + AA

For more information on prices and openings please visit our website



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair

COVID-19 Response

  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Number of Shared Bathrooms
  • Open all year round
  • Pets accepted - Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents, camping pods and Landpods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent, camping pod and Landpod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA South Downs however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Off site parking
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Short breaks available

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment

Room / Unit Features

  • Broadband
  • Drying facilities
  • Ground floor bedrooms available

Specialist Features

  • Walkers Welcome


Map & Directions

Road Directions

YHA South Downs is located on the A26 between Beddingham and South Heighton. From the A27 take the island turn off marked A26 toward Newhaven. Travel 2 miles and the hostel will be on your right.

Public Transport Directions

Closest train station is Southease Train Station, 0.2 miles from the hostel.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2020

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open all year apart from Christmas Day

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