About YHA South Downs

Great access to the South Downs National Park

YHA South Downs is an ideal base for groups, with state-of-the-art facilities for studying and team building together. Our traditional Sussex farmhouse has acres of land, stylish social spaces and great access to the South Downs Way. Whether you’re long-distance walking or fancy a day out in London or Brighton, this rural location is perfect for a week of team building, adventuring or tourism.

A fab mix of mod cons and period features, YHA South Downs offers a well-equipped meeting room with phone, projector, flipchart and stationery. There’s a bright and bustling café on site and a licensed bar if you fancy a drink – not to mention group catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Walking and cycling groups can take on the South Downs Way with gusto, or explore the breathtaking views of Newhaven Fort. You could also have a lazy day on the cobbled streets of Lewes, or English Literature students can visit the house where Virginia Woolf lived.


  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Classrooms
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

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YHA South Downs has been given the LOtC award.

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YHA South Downs

Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JS
OS Map:198
OS Grid Ref:TQ433055
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