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SoBo Brighton

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   11 Seafield Road, Brighton BN3 2TN, England
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen many reviews about this place saying, it does what it says on the tin. Which in my opinion... It doesn't. From first glance, it does however the truth began to unfold. We were surprised that breakfast was included. The menu (which is in different sections) stated that you could have cereal, toast, a pastry, a scone, jam,... More

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SoBoBrighton, Manager at SoBo Brighton, responded to this review

Breakfast – There are 4 different menu options available at different prices, yes the full English option is only available at the weekends, but there are 3 other menu options to choose from during the week. We do have scones and pastries, it is likely that they had all been eaten by the time you arrived to breakfast. However staff... More

London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with friends and it served it's purpose. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was nice. The decor is a bit gloomy but you don't go to youth hostels for the decor. The price was cheap for Brighton but I still thought it was too expensive for what you actually got.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was charged £70 (last minute booking) in a Mixed Dorm of two double bunks with no bathroom between about 40 people on the second floor. I decided to leave and drive through the night instead of staying. Fridges were frosted up and hadn't been defrosted for years. The room was stuffy and airless and the bedding poor. Despite the... More

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SoBoBrighton, Manager at SoBo Brighton, responded to this review

Helloooooooooooo Jenny No No No – once again a review littered with assumptions We do not have one bathroom between 40 guests – how on earth did you come to that conclusion? – you had access to only one room and the rest of the hostel - it’s simply impossible for you to know the exact number of bathrooms –... More

Southport, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have stayed at SoBo at various times over the last year, mainly when I have been between flats. It’s cheap and cheerful and does what it says on the tin. It’s safe and I’ve never felt threatened or unsafe there. The kitchen could have some more implements, and maybe a few more knives, forks and spoons, but staff have... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the hostel for 3 nights, reception is very rude once they have ur money, the room smelt, they moved me to another room and that one was just as bad, people staying there did not bath and smelt, the food I paid for was unedible, when I complained about it, was told that I had come during a... More

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SoBoBrighton, Manager at SoBo Brighton, responded to this review

Cooker times – cookers are turned off overnight as advised by East Sussex Fire and Rescue – we have found in the past that cookers left on all day simply meant we could not send in house keepers to clean as it was constantly in use When the cookers are off we have a microwave, toaster and sandwich toaster that... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've stayed in better hostels for the £23.00 I payed for 1 night. There was mould on the wall near my bed and the room smelt like thd bed sheets hadn't been washed in weeks. It was just a place to rest my head after a night out, I didn't stay for breakfast, I just quickly got up and left... More

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Paraty, RJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am understand that the Sobo Guest house has their cancellation policy, however I don't understand why they didn't call me back when I called them the day prior to the check-in to let them know that there was a mistake on the dates. They said their systems were down and that they would could me again. They never did!... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Slept her for two nights, and that is only because it was cheap!! Didn't look like it was cleaned EVER! The rooms was to tiny, the shower was flooded and the toilet stinked. If you're not desperat - dont go here!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

It was nasty soon as you walked in the smell hit you.walls and floor seemed so dirty firer alarm going off in night people running up down stairs to sort it out the bed were ok but pillows stunk not sure if beding was fresh I paid 38 for the bed discussing. Never again

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stayed at this hotel last weekend as i was attending the Brighton Fringe Festival. I understand that things get busy and market conditions dictate, but £165.00 for a room with four bunk beds is a bit rich for the room i was given. although the bed was comfy, the room was small, the en suite bathroom filthy and the... More

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Address: 11 Seafield Road, Brighton BN3 2TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — SoBo Brighton 3*
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SoBo provides self catered accommodation in the style of a budget Hotel / Hostel / Backpackers. We are located in The City of Brighton & Hove and just a few minutes walk from the seafront. Everyone welcome! ... more   less 
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