the best hostels in brighton - for all types of traveller

Amazing fish'n'chips, fantastic nightlife, a theme park and a wonderful, albeit pebbly, beach - there's a reason Brighton is such a popular spot for Brits on a weekend away and a necessary stop on England's backpacker circuit. 

The city is teeming with hotels to suit almost every budget, but if you're travelling by yourself, watching the pennies and just prefer a more social environment or access to a kitchen, then hostels may well be a much better option. 

Without further ado, here are the best hostels in Brighton.

Best Hostel for Cool Design

Sea Dragon Hostel

A beautiful period building housing a quirky and cosy hostel (only six rooms) and Lonely Planet's pick for the best hostel kitchen. Throw in free linen and towels, great wifi, a 30 second walk to the beach and an excellent breakfast, and it's easy to see why this hostel is so popular!

Dorms from £20 | Privates from £60

Look up reviews on Tripadvisor or check availability here

Best Hostel for chilling out

Happy Hostel

Dorms from £18

If you're looking for a cool hostel that doesn't get too rowdy, this might be it. No privates, but don't let that put you off - the pod dorms offer plenty of privacy. Great 24 hour kitchen, a projector room for movie nights and only a stone's throw from the beach!

Look up reviews on Tripadvisor or check availability here.

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Best budget option


Dorms from £8.99 | Privates from £39.98

There are an abundance of cheap hostel options in Brighton, but the standards can be pretty low - if you're on a bit of a budget, Hostelpoint is by far your best option.

It's secure, the wifi's pretty good and the dorms are of a surprisingly good standard. Its location is excellent as well, right opposite the pier. Breakfast, although a little basic, is also included in the price.

Look up reviews on Tripadvisor or check out availability here.

Best party hostel

Baggies Hostel

Dorms from £16 | Privates from £55

If drinking, card games and having a bloody good time are more important than how often the toilets are cleaned, then Baggies is the hostel for you! Part of a chain that also includes London, this social hostel is popular with weekend visitors and those looking to make friends. Kitchen, good wifi and laundry facilities also on-site.

Look up reviews on Tripadvisor or check out availability and book here.



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Whether you're on a weekend break or on the UK's backpacker trail - we've found the perfect hostel in Brighton for you!