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SoBo House Brighton Reviews

10 Seafield Road, Hove, Brighton, England

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1069 Total Reviews
  • 59%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 64%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

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Waiyed 30 minutes outside on arrival since no staff at reception. The whole place is quite depressing. It feels like a prison staffed by poorly paid eastern european malcontents.




Terrible place. Would never stay here again, unless being forced. Getting a proper shower was a hazzle, since one shower was broken and the other was pouring ice cold water. The place was really dirty and it seemed obvious that the owner just wanted to make as much money as possible without putting any effort (money) into keeping his/her hostel clean and comfortable.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The kitchen was very dirty and had a limited number of cutlery, in fact there were no forks. I ate with a spoon for 3 days! Counter tops and tables were sticky and I did not feel comfortable to eat there. There were no problems with my dorm, that was fine.

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The room was clean but plumbing needs to be sorted out in the bathrooms. Our toilet didn't flush at all in our ensure room so we had to use communal toilets. Bit annoying as we had lashed out to get a private room after months in dorms. We were a bit annoyed when we arrived at 4:30pm and were still unable to check into our room when check in time was 3. Otherwise not a bad hostel.


The worst hostel that I have stayed in BY FAR! Crowded rooms, I could feel every spring in the mattress, so many drunk people always, and because one person didn't wash their dishes, the oven was turned off for everybody for more than a day!! The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting constantly, and they had the worst food organization system, leaving the fridges to smell so rank with yellow slime in every one because of rotting food. Overall I will never go back, and tell everyone else not to.


Location is a bit far from Brighton Pier (40 min walk) , but it is easy to get a bus there. Staff are helpful but don't know much about what to do and were to go in Brighton. Love the all night food!


It was good value and a good central location. Great for just passing through on a one or two night stay. Cleanliness was generally good and staff were friendly. Would probably stay here again. Thank you.


I arrived in the reception area to be greeted by a smell of sick. The room was little better with a large patch of damp on the wall. The television didnt work properly nor did the shower. There was no bath mat in the bathroom therefore when you exited the shower the floor became a wash of water. The bed was uncomfortable and had springs digging in my back all night.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Big clean kitchen with lots of storage place and cooking utensils. I didn't like the fact that they use security codes on the doors instead of keycards. If someone loses their slip of paper with the code AND door number on it, pretty much everyone can enter your room. The wifi was barely working (yes, even with the new password) Great location right between shops and the seaside and about 15 minutes walking distance from the train staion. Nice outside sitting area.


I was just shocked when I arrived at the hostel... dirty and smelly and everything you touch is sticky. The toilet flush just worked randomly, bathroom was dirty and smelly like the rest of the hostel. Kitchen doesn't deserve it's name, muddy hole would suit better...just disgusting! Labeled food gets stolen... all in all disappointing and too expensive for what it is. Simply bold DON'T GO THERE!!!

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was good


The internet was on the fritz the whole time, it was almost impossible even to send an email!

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was nice but very very cold (no heating) and loudly, the walls like papers plus we were beside the main door!


Horrible. Truly do not stay here. We booked a 4bed dorm. The ensuite was size of a toilet. The toilet didn't flush. There was rubbish in bins from previous guests. The hand basin had toilet paper 'caked' in and around it. The beds average and the duvets were too thin for Feb. It rained, the windows didn't close, one fixed together by tape. All made worse by not sleeping as other guests partying till 6am in their room and no staff asking them to stop. Seriously do not stay here.


The first room was awful. It smelled really bad, probably because there was a guy inside who hasn't showered for a month probably. Luckily we were able to switch the room (the staff was really nice). But anyway, cleanliness was not their major advantage.


Very poor hostel that does not even get the basics right - bunks very creaky, mattresses average, shower water pressure poor, toilet had great trouble flushing and when informed staff didn't care, heater did not work so I was given a small portable heater to carry up to the third floor only to find it also did not work, laundry facilities don't include washing powder so you have to buy a whole tub, no locker. Moved to much better hostel in Brighton (top rated for similar price) after one night.

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