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Journeys Brighton Hostel Reviews

33 Richmond Place, Brighton, Brighton, England

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547 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Journeys lacks basic security the front door isn't locked and guests are required to wear wrist bands to show that they are staying there. Also, guests can arrive 24 hours a day, a number of guests arrived very late in the night waking myself up due to the level of noise. The staff were some what helpful, but were very sarcastic and rude when I asked about visiting seven sisters. Journeys is a party hostel, affecting how much I slept. The toilets and showers are mixed gender, dirty and broken.


Decent hostel. Bathrooms are usually not that clean but that is more due to the fellow hostelers rather than a lack of cleaning. Set up is good. Beds have curtains. While there are no lockers - my stuff felt safe.


You must clean the walls. I don't want to think about what filth was on them. Also you could benefit from updating your bathroom and shower facilities greatly.


Conveniently located party hostel, close to music venues and the lanes and an easy downhill walk to the train station (getting back is somewhat steep with luggage).


Worst hostel I've been to on my tour through the UK. Room was clean (female dorm, 12 beds) but way too small for all the backpacks and it felt more like being on a boat than in a bed. The showers and especially the toilets were horrible compared to other hostels. One of the male staff members was insulting a girl trying to get in the hostel in front of the guest. Breakfast was okay. So yeah, don't go there if you can afford better. Brighton itself was a really nice city though.


A very nice hostel and a warm atmosphere. Also a very nice common areas where you can get drinks for very good price. Also nice staff, friendly and helpful. Room was nice and clean. The area/location is also relatively ok - a little bit loud because of the main street running by, but overall a very good hostel. Would definitely recommend!


Tiny kitchen and disgusting washrooms but friendly staff and great location.


Possibly the worst hostel I have stayed in. My room smelt like feet, the showers are not built to withstand any water therefore the water was leaking into the carpet outside the bathroom and hence into my room. I stayed for 4 nights and would not recommend anyone to stay here for more than 1 night! I paid over £25 a night (due to a music festival being on) and felt that I definitely did not get value for my money. Only positive quality was the location.


Friendly and helpful concierge staff, bathrooms were terrible.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Since it is very cheap, there are plenty of people actually living there. If your plan is to get along with other tourist like you, this is not the place to stay. The 18 bed room is a nightmare! I didn't like the fact that the lobby is a bar, so you cannot have beers bought on the supermarket while you stay there.


Pretty good location. Lots of people seemed to use the hostel as their base for a night out, but even though the common room got quite loud and busy, there wasn't actually any noise in the corridors! The breakfast was poor, but that's to be expected at the price. Security was a bit of a concern: no lockers in the rooms, and the one at reception is a padlocked cupboard with about a dozen laptops in it---anyone could have taken any laptop they wanted without the staff knowing whether it's theirs.


location very good and very helpful staff. Not so clean..


The hostel was very good altho there was no place in your room to lock your valuables away.Also the toilet room is so small the door rubs against the toilet.

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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