Hostels in East Sussex Hostels in East Sussex

You are looking for hostels in East Sussex? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your East Sussex hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking East Sussex.

All Cities in East Sussex

We list every single hostel in East Sussex and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in East Sussex for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All East Sussex hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in East Sussex. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking East Sussex

East Sussex, England, is the region where you will find the town of Battle, where the Battle of Hastings took place in the eleventh century. While there are no East Sussex, England hostels in this region, there are trains that you can take from Eastbourne to get there and visit the English Heritage Site. Your East Sussex, England hostel may be located in one of the four different centres -- Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes, and Ticehurst. Brighton is the largest city in the area and has the most East Sussex, England hostels.

Brighton is a popular destination for the English, especially in the summer months, when people seek the seaside and the warmth. As you would expect for a massive tourist destination, there are loads of amusement type stalls along the pier. There are a few different museums to visit as well during your stay here. You shouldn't need much more than a day or two to be able to see what Brighton has to offer.

Eastbourne is the end point for one of the most famous walks, the Seven Sisters, in England. The hike can be started from around Seaford and you can spend the day meandering along the cliffs before checking into your Eastbourne hostel for the evening.

Lewes is a small, historical town that has quite a cute English charm to it. There are castles and museums to visit to get a feel for the history of the region, as well as some nice parks with walks and activities.

Ticehurst falls within the area of the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty. There are loads of hiking and cycling routes through this area that you can explore from your Ticehurst hostel. The town itself is very small and has a few charming places to visit but it will not take you long to get around. It is a great place if you want to do not much and relax and enjoy the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the city centres.

Getting around East Sussex can at times take a while but most of the towns are frequented by the Southern Trains services or local buses. You can find the routes to most places either on Google maps or online. If you get stuck, staff at your East Sussex, England hostel should be able to give you a hand with it.

expert for East Sussex hostels

Handwritten by local expert for East Sussex hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for East Sussex - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking East Sussex. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of East Sussex. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in East Sussex

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in East Sussex?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in East Sussex here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in East Sussex safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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