Hostels in Brighton, England

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Get to know Brighton (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Brighton. To help you make friends with Brighton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Otherwise known as "London by the sea," Brighton is the perfect place to book a hostel. Boasting a lively, young population in a southern UK setting, Brighton is teeming with entertainment, shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. There are also fantastic festivals pumping even more life into the city over the summer months.

All of the Brighton hostels are perfectly placed near all that the buzzing city has to offer. You’ll be just a stone’s throw away from all of the tourist attractions, from the magnificent Royal Pavilion and its gardens, the Brighton Pier, and the remains of the eerie West Pier that burned down in 2003. The city now also boasts its very own "Brighton Eye," with great views of the surrounding area. Whilst strolling the seafront, make sure you pick up the ultimate souvenir, a piece of Brighton rock!

The Brighton Lanes are the perfect place to pick up an unusual gift or one-off garment, with a large array of boutique and secondhand shops. When lunchtime hits, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cheap and tasty food, if you can afford to stray from the kitchen of your Brighton hostel. Vegetarians will have a field day, as the city is bursting with veggie restaurants, from all-you-can-eat Indian meals to salad bars and organic cafes. Non-vegetarians, make sure you sample the local dish, fish and chips.

For party-goers, Brighton is the perfect place to dance or drink the night away, with plenty of clubs lined up along the seafront that are pumping until the very early hours, catering for all tastes -- pop, rock, indie, gay, straight. One of the joys of Brighton is that there's so much going on, but yet everything is so close. So whether your Brighton hostel is located along the seafront or in the town centre, you’ll be able to stumble home within ten minutes.

FAQ about Brighton Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Brighton. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Brighton. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Brighton costs on average $61 for a dorm. A hostel in Brighton with private rooms costs on average $236. shows all 11 Hostels in Brighton. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Brighton, England. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Brighton such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Brighton.

Argyle Arms is the best rated hostel for partying in Brighton.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Brighton

Your Packing List for Brighton

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Brighton and England.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Brighton Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Brighton, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$61 Average dorm price
$236 Average private room price
$41 Cheapest hostel in Brighton
Seadragon Backpackers is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Brighton
Argyle Arms is the best rated
Most Brighton hostels are located in
Centre, The Lanes, Courtenay Terrace
6.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Crawley (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Charlwood (37 Km / 23 mi.)
Gatwick Airport (39 Km / 24 mi.)

Travel Tips for Brighton - from the Community

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