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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
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

16 of us stayed for my brothers stag do on sat 27.06.15. I knew it would be basic and wasn't expecting much from the reviews and we got what we expected. 1. Worked out to be £22.00 each for the overnight stay. 2. We had 2 rooms of 8, so we were happy enough to leave our belongings in the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As has been noted, this place is quite basic. You're not paying top rate, so don't expect the Hilton. It is worth noting the difference between the private rooms and dorm rooms as well when reading reviews. For example the breakfast for private room and dorm room guests is separate. The breakfast itself was OK, but nothing amazing. Toast, cereal,... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of those hostels that you book because it is super cheap - and you get what you pay for. 15 bed dorms, it was hot and smelly all the time. But hey - thats what its all about when you're backpacking isn't it?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we did not read these very accurate reviews of this disgusting hostel. Without doubt, the worst place I have ever stayed in. Partially clean sheets warrents a mention, everything else about this hostel is shocking. Our room was a 10 bed share. 6 of those beds were perminant residents of the street, one of which we had to prod... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to begin...Its really far away from everything and nearly an hour walk away from Brighton Pier and all the cool bars! It is really run down and dirty - they were painting the hall when I arrived so it smelt TERRIBLE! The rooms are tiny and the water floods in the bathroom so causes a lot of mess and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

By far the cheapest hostel we could find for our weekend stay in Brighton during the Great Escape Festival, at £8 for the Thursday night and around £20 for Friday and Saturday. Had a long wait at reception, they are not the quickest to serve but when served they are very friendly and cheery, always good! Went down to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This was the only place available for bank holiday weekend in Brighton. It was great value, clean , friendly. Despite paying just over £100.00 for 5 of us this included a great cooked breakfast. Can recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm compelled to write my first review, even having promised myself that I would only use TripAdvisor as a source of information rather than a ranting ground, but this really was the pits. Agree with other reviews that it is one of the cheaper, if not the cheapest place I could find to stay in Brighton on a Friday night.... More 

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I found the hostel via hostelbookers as we were struggling to keep the cost of our last minute stag party to a minimum. Most hotels/hostels in Brighton require a 2 night minimum stay, whereas this hostel allows 1 night stays and welcome stag/hen parties. I phone the hostel direct and the owner contacted me via e-mail with bank transfer details.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you book this hotel, remember the saying "you get what you pay for." It will not be to everyone's taste - it is cheaper than a Premier Inn or Travelodge (in Brighton/Hove area) and it shows. My first impressions were very negative - the place looks in poor condition from the outside, even if the reception area is very... More 

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