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Smart Sea View

9 - 12 St Catherines Terrace, Brighton BN3 2RZ , England
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Put it this way. Tramps sleep better than this poor hotel. The beds are poor the shower is poor The hygiene is poor the food os poor and overall i kno the hotel is... U guessed it poor Avoid at all costs unless u like sleeping in a muck hole with poor rooms and poor staff. And can i just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my old friends 20th birthday, we all thought it'd be a great idea to spend a bit of time in Brighton. We booked this hostel at the last minute, not expecting too much because of its price. unfortunately I was still horrified on arrival, despite my low expectations. The hostel was absolutely filthy, paint peeling off the walls, lights... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend booked this place for a one night stay. Since we'd be staying on a Saturday nowhere else was available so Smart Sea View was the only option. I'd read some of these reviews before we travelled and thought "surely it can't be that bad". Well it is. Put it this way, it was so bad I happily forfeited... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting much, but it was cheap so I decided to stay. It was very clean, the beds weren't that bad and the staff were brilliant. We decided not to have the breakfast but went to a cafe over the road as I'm very fussy, so I can't comment on the breakfast. The parking was annoying but we managed... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here as a group of 8 girls in a 10 bed dorm for 2 nights for a girls weekend. Was a good base but wouldn't want to stay for too long. Rooms were basic but comfortable. Beds were comfy and shower was powerful, only issue was that it kept falling off the wall so had to hold the shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended up here by default as our preferred option closer to town wasn't available. We were a mixed group of men and women (16 of us) who were visiting for a football tournament - we were looking for somewhere to stay on a budget, and all of us together. We booked two 6-bed dorms and one 10-bed dorm for... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I guess I'm just used to hotels, and so am probably a little biased. Myself and 5 friends hired a whole dorm here for my hen party in Brighton, it was, small, and not the cleanest place I've stayed. The "breakfast" is rubbish. Worst coffee ever. Will not stay here again. Oh and no sea view!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Me and a bunch of ladies booked this hotel for a hen party in July 2015. Unfortunately the bride to be's mother passed away and we had to cancel the hen party. I contacted the hotel to see if they would offer us a refund, with 4 weeks notice (so plenty of time to refill the rooms), due to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is no sea view. Room 16 is in the cellar. The fire door not even shut and glass cracked. Didn't feel very safe. The free Wifi very difficult to connect to. Breakfast in the morning was great even if it is only toast, tea and coffees. Very close to the Sea beautiful walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were very worried after having booked without reading the reviews, and then reading them the night before we arrived. We got a taxi from the centre to the hostel - this seemed to cost between £10-15 for each journey and the walk along the seafront is around 30-40 mins which is ok when you have time and weather is... More 

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