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

11 Seafield Road, Brighton, England

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126 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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.


The staff were lovely and I don't have a bad word to say.


My room was very nice, however the windows didn't keep any noise out from outside, it was quite noisy. was cheap and fulling I have been here before and would come back.


I stayed in the private room and booked for 4 nights. i ended up extending my staff as it really turned out to be great value for money compared to all other hostels in brighton. managed to squeeze soem good weather in too, and the beach is so close.A really nice Place, i can definately recommend it. Safe ans charming and directly in the Centre. Staff will help you with all Questions


Good Value For Money. Very Close To All The Shops. Enjoyed The Atmosphere, And The staff Were Very Friendly And Helpful (Taxis, Recomndations etc)


Firstly, this Hostel is 3 blocks from the sea... In Hove, not Brighton. Breakfast is modest in price, and very close to local bus routes. Most of the staff was amazingly polite and helpful, however some seemed inconvienienced at being asked questions. Very tiny bathrooms...

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