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Journeys Brighton Hostel

33 Richmond Place, Brighton BN2 9NA, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this hostel to be unnecessarily dirty. Everything could do with a good scrub and the hostel room smelt overwhelmingly stale. The bunk beds were very rickety and sleeping on the top bunk felt like a real health and safety hazard. In addition to this, the free breakfast is so bad its quite funny. All you get is bread... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are pretty friendly and the common room is ok. It's also pretty cheap. However, the shower room is akin to a cesspit: human hair and God knows what else floats around on an inch of water, making it impossible to get dressed, should you manage to get as far as actually washing yourself. Be warned.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A putrid hell hole which had no form of cooling so the temperature got to over 40oC. Staff wandering in and out of out rooms in the early hours of the morning to shut our one tiny window did not help. Showers were disgusting. Staff were miserable. Never Ever Again!

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journeysbrighton, Manager at Journeys Brighton Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time and write your review. We will investigate and take action about your comment. Since your last stay in June 2015, the hostel have a new management starting November 2015 and therefore they are improving areas which was having a poor review. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff very approachable 'helpful,amazing atmosphere during the evening it's like a party,nice people,good breakfast ,I enjoyed my trip in Brighton and I recommend this hostel to everyone who wants something good,the prices are ok as well not so high not so cheap just medium . Very good overall

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I don't have the greatest hostelling experience in the world, but this is the worst I've stayed in. An appallingly small room for 18 people with triple-deck beds with a fairly low ceiling so that the person on the middle has to vault in, broken privacy curtains on some beds, mattresses that barely merit the name. Windows that don't properly... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I'll start off with the positive - the location of the hostel is great. That is where the positives end. The room smelt like no fresh air or sunlight had passed through it in years, a mixture of damp and sweat. The light in the room was ridiculous you can barely see a thing, it's like entering a cave. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've never stayed in such an awful hostel- and I've stayed in a fair few. I wasn't expecting luxury with the price we paid but I wouldn't stay here again if someone paid me! The entire place was filthy dirty. The showers were mouldy and the drains were blocked so that the water rose above your ankles and you ended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Journeys is situated in a brilliant location, walking distance to all of the great attractions of Brighton and with all you need in the way of food & shops nearby. The bunks were okay, though not great in the way of head room if you're tall. Reception were friendly and helpful and did a great job of making me feel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Having travelled extensively in my 25 years I have stayed in quite a few hostels. Never as aweful as this one. Average rooms and location are acceptable in a cheap hostel but my god I couldn't have asked for worse in service and cleanliness. Bathroom was appalling. Floor was drenched in water from the showers and the ceilings were covered... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have stayed in many hostels before, but this was an absolute dive. Very unclean, toilets often unusable. Showers very mouldy - it took persuasion to even get into them. Breakfast was incredibly simple, but I wouldn't expect much different for the price. Overall experience would have been acceptable had they paid ME the value of the room to stay.... More 

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