YHA Eastbourne

East Dean Road, Eastbourne, Bournemouth, BN20 8ES


For seaside stays at Brighton’s scenic sibling, you can’t beat a stay at YHA Eastbourne. This intimate 30-bed hostel has an uber modern style and sits just half an hour from the town centre. With free Wi-Fi and a cosy social area with TV and board games, school trips and groups can wind down after a day on the beach. Look out for essentials like individual reading lights and plugs for your gadgets.

YHA Eastbourne is self-catering only, so remember to bring your food with you. You’ll find plenty of space to prepare delicious meals, not to mention extensive grounds with picnic benches.

As well as the iconic Beachy Head beauty spot, Eastbourne has a charming seaside atmosphere and rocks “the busiest bandstand in the UK”. Why not catch the land train along the seafront, or visit the Towner Art Gallery. Walking and cycling groups are just 400 metres from the South Downs Way, or you could visit the local watersports centre for sailing, windsurfing and power boating.

Why Groups love YHA Eastbourne

Perfect for a break by the seaside

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 52 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 31

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Eastbourne

YHA Eastbourne does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Eastbourne

YHA Eastbourne does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Self-catering only

How to get here

East Dean Road, Eastbourne, Bournemouth, BN20 8ES

By car and coach:
YHA Eastbourne is on the A259 to the west of the town. From the town centre follow the signs for the A259 to Seaford/Newhaven. Pass the supermarket and church in the old town, continue up the hill out of town. YHA is on the right. From the west, YHA is on the left after the golf club car park.

OS Map: 199
OS Grid Ref: TV582986
Latitude: 50.769104
Longitude: 0.250561
YHA Eastbourne