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Brighton Youth Hostel.....by the Sea Reviews

11 Seafield Road, Brighton, England

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133 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Hello, I stayed here over a weekend. Great location. Close to the beach that is approximately 1hr walk from the Pier (which is good if you want to enjoy more space). I chose this hostel because I saw the pictures of the private rooms. However, it was not the same. For the price of GBP169, it should be more than a dirty, dark room with a cracking floor and broken radiator, dirty floor in the bathroom and dust on the upper shelves. Staff is very friendly. Security is an issue - door codes.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


No Recycling! Mentioned it to staff, and no interest! Also, called "Brighton by Sea", but its on the far side of Hove!


This place has an atmosphere to be avoided. They constantly change the prices - claiming it to be expensive. Check girl stole 28 pounds when i payed for 1 week. This was her cancellation fee. Extremely rude workers from Eastern Europe - if you dont like it leave attitude. This place is to be avoided.


It's very dark and dirty. The toilets are especially disappointing.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff was not friendly at all, it seams like they didn't want to be bothered and were not welcoming at all. Also I came back one late evening to find my room completely empty and found a note saying that I had been moved to another room, without prior notice. Shared bathrooms were particularly disgusting and the whole hostel was very dark and the atmosphere not so welcoming. Also the Wifi did not work in all rooms and when it did work it was extremely slow.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


An excellent site for quick access to brightonvery helpful to newcomers.




Cleaning rooms was very disaster, very dirty, I had to use the shared bathroom. People used to steel the food from the fridge. Kitchen very dirty as well. But the staff very nice and useful!!

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


In my opinion the biggest asset of this hostel is the staff who are efficeint, friendly, genuinely warm and knowledgeale. The facilities are excellent - the bathroom is a good size and I could get a cup of tea at 5 am. The only downsides are poeple going along the corridor. However this can happen anywhere


t was a good stay. I had no major complaints. The staff was outstanding, helpful and friendly. A number of little things were missing that would have made the stay a little nicer: a shelf, more hooks, and sink plug in the bathroom come to mind immediately.


Clean. Big rooms. It's not really Close to the city center, but the bus service is perfect, also in the night time. You can get there in circa 10mins.

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