We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 20 Brighton accommodations

Seadragon Backpackers

36 Waterloo Street, Brighton, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Seadragon Backpackers to your Saves list
Seadragon Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
Dzsem Auckland Region, New Zealand
  • Reviews (27)
  • Photos (4)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (3)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

27 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Friendly staff, great kitchen (open all hours) and nice rooms. We arrived late on Friday (train arrived 20 minutes later than scheduled) but Kevin was friendly and got us settled in. He showed us the kitchen etc - even asked if we had a preference for milk! We stayed in a 4 bunk room and our friends had a double... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Clean, cheap, newly refurbished, and the staff is very friendly. If you think you can't do hostels and sleep with several other people anymore, but you still want to spend less than £50 per night on weekends, this is the right place for you: a twin room is £40 per person. They have a two night minimum policy but if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Two friends and I stayed here in July for 2 nights. We were given a room upgrade (bigger than what we paid for) could see the sea from the window! We checked in in the evening and had a problem with our key so we phoned the contact number and someone was with us within 10 minutes with an extra... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights at start of July. Had a great experience and the manage Kevin was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Rooms were nice and beds comfortable with a good living room and very conventional kitchen with 2 nice wee alcoves to dine in. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Brighton.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visiting Brighton after a few years away and stayed here....The kitchen was amazing! I could just use it whenever I wanted and so I made a roast dinner for me and a few of the other guests. I'm a pretty experienced traveler and I found this to be so unique.Other important bits were that the beds were comfortable and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Highly recommend this place, from the moment I checked in Kevin the manager couldn't do enough for me. It was a pleasure to meet him and he worked so hard to ensure everyone was made to feel welcome and having a good stay. The place is clean with excellent facilities and the location is perfect. I'll be back for Pride.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The booking experience with Seadragon was great, they made arrangements to store our luggage personally and upon arrival they knew who I was and recalled the conversation. My friend and I did not experience any of the horror stories I am reading on here. The hostel was one of the cheapest options within the area and for this reason we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Me and three friends will be spending this coming Bank Holiday Weekend in Brighton and booked our 4-Bed room ages ago at the Seadragon. Yesterday, our friend who booked the room received an email from them telling us that the booking has been cancelled because they are redecorating!!! And this 5 days before our arrival. Spending the weekend during the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Only booked this for pride weekend so basically there was nothing in Brighton left but these guys need to take a leaf out of the Kiwi backpacker book as they do NOT know how to run a budget accommodation. For £40 a night firstly it's a dump. You can increase prices for busy wkend but in this case better your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The customer service for this hostel was great, however everything else compromised this. Bedding dirty, and blood (apologies for the detail) on the bed frame. Thankfully another bed was free. Either the carpets were tainted with smoke or smoke was somehow wafting through the floor into dorm. Carpets hoovered but old and dirty. Bathroom definitely not cleaned during stay (2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Seadragon Backpackers, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Seadragon Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Seadragon Backpackers

Address: 36 Waterloo Street, Brighton, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Seadragon Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1)
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (4)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Brighton with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Seadragon Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer