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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Llantrisant
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 June 19, 2015

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 June 14, 2015 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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