Brighton’s vibrancy pulls visitors to the country’s edge. Whether retreating to the beach from the busy streets of London, attending one of the many quirky events hosted here or partaking in water sports and activities, the coastal city offers a modern seaside experience with an array of cultural festivals and comedy nights. All of this combines with the town’s relaxed vibe to welcome guests.
Whatever the reason for escaping to Brighton, short stay, budget accommodation is very popular. Below we have highlighted the best, low cost options for travellers taking into account aspects of location, value and cleanliness.
DORMS FROM £15/ NIGHT. PRIVATES FROM £34/ NIGHT
Recently refurbished, YHA is encased behind a characterful, old façade and offers a retro vibe to its guests with modern, clean interiors. Located in the heart of Brighton, it has a selection of private and dorm rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Just a few metres from the pier, some of these rooms also offer stunning sea views. Friendly staff are happy to help organise tours and offer advice on the local shops, pubs and cafes, all of which are within walking distance of the hostel. Alongside the self catering options, YHA has its own restaurant and cosy bar to relax in and meet other guests during the evening.
DORMS FROM £17/ NIGHT. PRIVATES FROM £34/ NIGHT
Perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of history, Kipps Brighton is located on the Grand Parade with views of the Royal Pavilion and near to the city’s fantastic shorefront, museum and shops. Kipps’ clean rooms are great value; with comfortable ensuite dormitories and private rooms there is a variety of options to suit different needs and budgets. The hostel’s shared spaces include a lounge area, roof terrace and onsite bar. Staff organise nightly events to ensure a social and friendly atmosphere without turning the premises into a party hostel. Whilst there is no curfew in the evening, during the day guests should note that from 11am – 2pm there is no entry to rooms. Amenities include free secure lockers in the shared dormitories, towels and wifi access.
DORMS FROM £23/ NIGHT. PRIVATES FROM £50/ NIGHT
With just six rooms the Seadragon fills the divide between hotel and hostel; its dorms are kept small with a maximum of four beds, which gives the hostel a homely ambience. Alongside the friendly atmosphere and clean rooms, staff pride their fully equipped basement kitchen complete with space for dining and socialising with other guests. Visitors are able to easily access both sides of Brighton, being able to reach the seafront within minutes as well as being only a short walk from the city centre’s shops. Amenities including free wifi, breakfast and towels are on offer too.