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 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
Best for chilling out
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!
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.
Best party 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.