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9-12 St Catherines Terrace Hove, Brighton, Brighton, England

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669 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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There is nothing smart about this hostel. There are homeless looking long term lodgers there. Bunk beds are small and 3 level high..breakfast consist the cheapest possible food. Basic bread, basic, spread, basic jam that's about it. I know it is nothing to do with the hostel but some of the roommates were returning from night out at 4am wake everybody up, broke a bottle of beer or something...I did not have good time there unfortunately. The only good thing is the price.

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Dear guest, I am really sorry to hear that our hotel didn’t meet your expectations as we aim to make everyone’s stay pleasant and comfortable. Please, accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during your stay. Kind regards, Elisa A. Smart Sea View hotel


I am very happy and very cheap

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Dear guest, thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Elisa A. Smart Sea View hotel


Admittedly I was concerned by the low reviews i found online for Sea View Brighton, so I had pretty low expectations. But it was great! Basic, yes, but the staff were really friendly and helpful. I was surprised to have a bath in the en suite, and really pleased with the level of comfort and cleanliness in the rooms. Not too sure what the dorms were like but the whole place was fairly quiet considering it was the weekend of the Brighton Half Marathon & a tattoo convention! Pleasantly surprised.

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Dear guest, thank you for your wonderful review. I am very glad to learn that your stay with us left you with a good impression; our staff was very happy to hear your kind comments. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us next time you are planning to come to Brighton as it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Kind regards, Elisa A. Smart Sea View hotel


Way better than I was expecting. We had a king size bed, tv with multiple channels, tea making facilities and a brand new ensuite. The place itself is run down but it's a way better option than forking out big money for a hotel. Very close to the strand too.

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Dear guest, thank you for your positive feedback. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please, don’t hesitate in get in touch with us in your next stay in Brighton as we will be pleased to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Elisa A. Smart Sea View hotel


Very friendly staff, clean and enough showers. Kitchen and large dining area, this is ideal for people travelling alone as it is in a nice area and there is 24 hour reception. Very good place to stay!

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I first stayed in a 20 bed dorm room. It was good for the price, but some of the beds don't have curtains which might make some people uncomfortable. I then moved to a single room, which was wonderful. Very clean. It came with a TV and kettle, which I wasn't expecting. It was quiet and everyone was friendly and helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to add your review. I was sorry to learn that the first room you stayed in didn’t meet your expectations. However, you’ll be happy to learn that we have replaced the curtains missing. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the single room and its facilities and that our staff made your stay pleasant. We look forward to hear from you in the future. Kind regards, Elisa A., Smart Sea View hotel


Our room was a bit run down looking but was really clean. The lockers didn't look very secure but as we had the whole dorm it wasn't an issue for us. The staff were really helpful and were happy to answer any questions we had. Simple rooms at a good price.

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Dear guest, thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you had an overall good impression of your stay with us. Nevertheless, I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations in certain areas of your visit. As for the lockers, we offer additional secured lockers in the reception area at the little price of £1,5 a day. We would be very happy to welcoming you back in near future. Kind regards, Elisa A. Smart Sea View hotel

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