We stayed at Alfriston in October, an amazing historic building with lots of character. It's on the edge of the charming village of Alfriston, and a very convenient stop for walking in the South Downs. You don't usually get to stay in a place like this unless you pay very high B & B prices.
With such an excellent location and building, it seems unbelieveable that the YHA management is apparently thinking of closing it!
Granted that many things in interior of the hostel are due for refurbishment, but the building itself is so much nicer than the so-called "purpose built" hostels.
One great thing you can do when at Alfriston is to do the half mile walk to the very cosy Plough and Harrow pub in the village of Litlington.
Unlike some other reviewers, I thought the staff did a very good job. The only point of improvement I can think of was that breakfast could be a bit higher quality. For example, for starters, why not source some free-range eggs from a local farm.
Do yourself a favor and visit Alfriston, and then show your support: call or write YHA asking them to keep this wonderful place open!
- Also Known As:
- YHA Alfriston East Sussex