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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

YHA South Downs is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings in an enviable location right on the South Downs Way, just a short stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station.

Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, the site stands in extensive grounds, ideal for exploring by experienced or budding naturalists – or just a place to relax and unwind. It’s a great base for cheap family breaks close to traditional Sussex towns such as Lewes or Newhaven, which also has ferry connections with continental Europe. The culture of Brighton is also not far away and the great outdoors of the South Downs National Park is right on your doorstep.

Please note:
Check-in from 17:00-22:00
Check- out by 10:00
Cancellation policy is 1 day in advance
We accept payment by cash & credit card

We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor of The Barn with accessible en-suite bathroom.

We also have:
Step-free access into hostel
Accessible reception desk
Portable induction loop
Ground floor bedrooms
En-suite rooms


We do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Wi-Fi is currently unavailable - Please contact the hostel directly to check prior to booking if YHA is a requirement. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Aug 2018
    I loved this place. Can't fault it. Perfect for hiking and so close to the station. I stayed in a female dorm that was spotless. They even provided ear plugs in a sealef bag, as some people may snore! I used the kitchen the first night to cook dinner, and everything was there you could need. In the morning I ordered a cooked breakfast the night before which was delicious. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Feb 2018
    Everything brilliant. Only problem, no internet connection in The Granary...but maybe that was a good thing! (Internet in main building.)
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 May 2017
    Wonderful people and location was brilliant. Only complaint is that it got really hot in the dorm at night for unknown reasons.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2019
    The hostel is located near a train station and a road, so convenient but a bit noisy. I stayed at a female dorm, which was incredibly hot during the night, but otherwise alright. The bathrooms were OK, there were plenty of them but could've been cleaner. The thing that stood out with this hostel was the staff, they were incredibly helpful in every way. It's a nice place to stay a couple of nights if you want somewhere cheap, convenient located for walking and that serves decent food.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Jul 2018
    Great location for walking on the South Downs Way
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Aug 2018
    Well located YHA in a Sussex farmhouse right on the South Downs Way. Friendly staff and good breakfast. Train to Lewes takes 6 mins from Southease station right next to the YHA.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Feb 2018
    Great beds, decent location for why I was there, would stay again if needed too.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Apr 2018
    Fantastically warm and welcoming staff. Only problem was food- a grey and slug-like burger as the special of the day. They have a full professional kitchen and plenty of staff - use them properly and get someone decent ingredients!
    England, All Male Group, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    12 Nov 2017
    This is a farm hostel in the middle of nowhere, and the vibe is weird. I couldn't relax there properly. I only went there as there was no accommodation available in Lewes, and due to its weird vibe, it also attracts weird people. But, it was clean, and it was very warm in the female dormitory room now, during winter. The facilities are standard, clean, which is good. I wouldn't call it a cozy place, more like a place where lost people try to go and regenerate.
    Slovakia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
Services
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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