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Reviews of The Grapevine Seafront

Hostel | 75/76 Middle Street, Brighton, England BN1 1al

72.0% Overall Rating

243 out of 347 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/08/2014)

Charles Eastwood thinks…

"Very central. Right in the middle of all the bars and clubs without being noisy. Only a stones throw from the beach."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.65

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

************* Important information to guaranty your booking **************** The sec code of your card and the “valid from date” must be sent by email after booking to the hostel, hostel's email address can be found in your booking confirmation. Without this information this property cannot guaranty your room. Reception hours: Mon - Sat 09:00-20:00 Sun 09:00-18:00 Group bookings larger than 6 must be paid 7 days prior to arrival.

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72.0%

Overall Rating

243 out of 347 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Grapevine Seafront'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
56.0%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
85.6%
Value
69.6%
Safety
71.2%
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51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location!

Disliked: Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. Room had no plug sockets!

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 October 2011

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Dirty Too few showers and toilets Insecure Not up to the usual standard of European hostels

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anne Jones

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

23 October 2011 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: Good central sea-front location, close to everything; very helpful, welcoming and friendly staff. Clean room and clean bathroom and nice and warm ; bedlinen included; availability of 2 bed en suite rooms.

Disliked: Hallways are quite narrow if you are carrying a lot, but it is an old building. Lots of corridors and fire doors but when you get to the room, worthwhile.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

22 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location right on the seafront

Disliked: Noise from adjacent properties all night (bar / all night restaurant)

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Diana Crawford

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 October 2011 Diana would recommend this property

Liked: very handy location. Our room even had a sea view.

Disliked: Because we were close to the main road it was very noisy until 6am! So bring ear plugs and an eye mask or plan to have a big night!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was clean enough, cleaner than most house shares I'd seen when looking for a room in Brighton. The hostel wasn't too busy during my stay too though.

Disliked: Due to its extremely central location you get drunks shouting outside and club noise even on weekday nights. Get yourself some good earplugs.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Luisa Benvenuto

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2011 Luisa would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, room and staff

Disliked: Light in the room is too weak

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Raymond An

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

26 September 2011 Raymond would recommend this property

Liked: Good location & the price (25 quid a night in central of town it's always good)

Disliked: nothing (great stay so i m pretty happy)

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011

Liked: near the sea

Disliked: too dark in the room

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Aisha Comber

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

19 September 2011 Aisha would recommend this property

Liked: It was comfatable , secure, and not far from anything, perfectly clean!

Disliked: The sink I'n out room was blocked, lighting was weak and the single shower doesn't really work! But we coped!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Sophie Rotter

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

15 September 2011 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: It is right in the centre of where you want to be in Brighton, great value for money!

Disliked: Windows a bit grubby and lock on doors could be easier to handle

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 September 2011

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: There wasn't an atmosphere of safety

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Tomás Soares

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011

Liked: The location

Disliked: Everything else

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Denis Kobychev

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2011

Liked: Location is really very good. Staff is very kind

Disliked: No WiFi in the room. Paper walls, very noisy. Too expensive for the hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was fantastic easily accessible for train station, beach, shops and party places.

Disliked: Only one toilet for quite a lot people

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Claire Cole

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

16 August 2011 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location

Disliked: The shower on the top floor was a trickle.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Veronika Beauchamp

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

15 August 2011 Veronika would recommend this property

Liked: Honestly this is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The beds were comfortably and clean, the room was big enough for three women and all their stuff, the view from the window was spectacular for the price we paid for the room and we felt safe and comfortable for our entire stay. There is an amazing restuarant below the hostel where we ate for most of our stay that was cheap and also amazing value for money. We stayed for Pride weekend and booked late, still receiving a fantastic room at a fraction of lesser hostels in worse locations. We will definitley be staying at the Grapevine again! The staff were friendly and explanatory, there was no curfew and we came and went as though it were our own home for the weekend, which is all you really want when you stay away isn't it? :)

Disliked: The only thing that could have possibly been added was some sort of tea/coffee making facility in the room, but with its location we literally only had to walk a few paces out of the front door in the morning and get a coffee anyway!

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Muriel Nimal

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2011 Muriel would recommend this property

Liked: just in front of the sea; perfect location

Disliked: stinking corridor

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

jason crowe

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

01 August 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Every thing

Disliked: Every thing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing special.

Disliked: there is only one kitchen in two grapevine hostel buildings, which is very inconvenience for travelers.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011

Liked: good value for money, great location directly opposite the beach.

Disliked: even if the accomodation was cheap, I still expect staff to be friendly! the lady we checked in with was very rude and seemed to be bothered by us even speaking to her. the ceiling in the bathroom was so low that you couldn't take a shower standing up which was most uncomfortable.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: amazing location

Disliked: not enough bathroom facilities and dirty bathroom

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Ben Allcock

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2011 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and on the seafront.

Disliked: unclean, most of us had cold showers, and noisy at night.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2011

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: No 24h reception. No wifi in the room. The room is out of the building with the reception and the woman at the counter doesn't even bother to bring you to the room. Poor service.