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Reviews of The Grapevine Seafront

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

70.1% Overall Rating

234 out of 331 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/07/2014)

Jessica Brewitt thinks…

"Was very close to the pier and the lanes. Was clean and tidy enough would say it was worth it for the money!"

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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 1.71

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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70.1%

Overall Rating

234 out of 331 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Grapevine Seafront'

Atmosphere
60.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
56.8%
Cleanliness
64.8%
Staff
78.4%
Value
68.0%
Safety
68.8%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2011

Liked: It's situation.

Disliked: Only two showers and two toilets for more than 32 peoples, The washrooms are mixed and there is only a little curtains as a shower door. The person at the reception wasn't nice at all and doesn't want to take time to welcome you. There was a weird smell in the kitchen. There is discourteous and impertinent note almost everywhere.

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

Mark Hooper

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 May 2011 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, perfect location, does the job nicely

Disliked: Well it wasn't posh, but it was £15. Who can complain?

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

Clayton Breeds

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

14 May 2011 Clayton would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly (albeit busy) staff, great location, and the rooms are clean enough.

Disliked: It's basic, but that's all it promises to be. One thing that I didn't like: my 6-bed dorm's bathroom didn't have a lock on it.

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

Suresh Kumar Sadagopan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2011

Liked: None

Disliked: 1. The place was more like a prison than a hotel. 2. The stairways and passages had the stale smell of urine. 3. It was noisy at the middle of the night due to the 24 hour restaurant just below the hotel.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2011

Liked: The location right across the road from the beach

Disliked: some rooms are in a separate building to the kitchen and living room so you have to walk around the corner to get there and the building was smelly with narrow, maze-like halls everywhere

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

gildas le breton

Alone

City break

29 March 2011 gildas would recommend this property

Liked: the location, so close from brighton pier and the nightlife, good!

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Guenter Ruckhofer

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 March 2011 Guenter would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: No real amenities within the hostel.

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

Suzanne Craddock

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2011 Suzanne would recommend this property

Liked: Woman at the front desk was very helpful and very nice. We didn't stay long enough to see if it was a good place to meet people. 15 pound deposit per person for the keys just as a heads up all public toilets and only 2 showers per rooms on each staircase. Location is amazing especially if youre there for the beach. Most clubs are a 10 minute walk max and pretty much everything else you would want to see is just as close or closer. I would definitely recommend it.

Disliked: Only thing that might bother people is that there are people on the streets until 4am that you can hear even if the window is closed. I didn't mind though.

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

Elicia Walpole

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

15 February 2011 Elicia would recommend this property

Liked: Central & conveinient. Clean & tidy.

Disliked: Our room was above the all night cafe. A little noisey. Was not informed of £15 key deposit. When I treid to get it back in the morning told they couldn't find it & they'd post it on. I would not except this & eventually it was found half an hour later.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 February 2011

Liked: Best thing about this hostel is the location.

Disliked: There was a bad smell throughout the hallways on Sunday. There are only 2 toilets and 2 showers to cater for many 8 bed dorms. Showers have very little water coming out. Next to nothing - just a dribble!

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Romantic getaway

30 November 2010

Liked: Not so expensive, and good location.

Disliked: In my room one day the heater didn't work, as well as a window didn't close so it was freezing.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2010

Liked: Great location, and friendly enough staff.

Disliked: Claustrophobic, prison-like hallways, no toilet paper, the windows had gaps in and the heating didn't work on a -4 degree night!

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

Anna Naylor

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

27 November 2010 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: This is an amazing location, and 24 hour access makes it easy t party at different times. Staff are very friendly and helpful and rooms are clean and comfortable. Perfect for a good value for money stay in Brighton. If there are quite a few of you, you can book an 8 bed dorm and have it to yourselves like we did, which is great as you don't have to worry about waking up strangers in the early hours after a drunken return. x

Disliked: Nothing

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

Mark Whitlock

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

31 October 2010 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: its location tight on seafront and close to bars & clubs

Disliked: was charged a deposit of £50 that only found out about once there and was per person which i thought was a too expensive. can they not just use your booking cards details and charge that if amy breakages like hotels do?

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Timothy Macfarlane

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

20 October 2010 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: It had a fantastic location and allows one-night bookings, which is unusual in Brighton.

Disliked: The bathroom/shower facilities were not clean and the rooms were very cramped for 8 people. In addition, when we arrived the 3 men who had been staying there had spread their clothes over all bar one of the other beds, they had also used all of the curtain rail for a make-shift 'wardrobe'. Luckily the guys moved their stuff, but it should have been checked prior to our arrival that our dorm was ready for us.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 October 2010

Liked: Location

Disliked: Pillows are just clumps and need replacing The toilet has not seen any bleach for years Carpet not vacuumed and peoples toe nails left 1 towel given for two people Right on top of a 24 hour cafe. So noisey you cant sleep.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

07 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The size of the room as well as the sea view

Disliked: Shower is a bit awkward for taller people, temperature very hard to maintain.

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

Keith Johnston

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Partying / nightlife

03 October 2010 Keith would recommend this property

Liked: Nice friendly staff, clean enough rooms

Disliked: Bathrooms were a bit poor.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was fantastic

Disliked: Showers need to be reviewed and repaired.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, extremely friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Very spartan washroom/toilet facilites... property itself is treading a fine line between "characterful" and "run down"

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that the staff were very helpful and welcoming and ensured I had a comfortable stay. I loved the extremely low price for a beach front location. I would definately come back again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right by the seafront,charming location and staff! A vibrant hostel with the friendliest guests,had a lovely 3 days there.

Disliked: Whilst sharing with an (unwell) guest,it took a little longer than it should have to clear up her vomit-the smell gradually got worse over the course of our stay!

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

02 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free WiFi (but only by the reception) and excellent location in the town center.

Disliked: it was very dirty (pubic hair and more in the beds...) the staff was extremely unfriendly on the phone latest check-in is 9pm. if you are late they keep the money. no parking (24 h parking in the car park two blocks down the road costs between 23 and 30 pound!) you have to bring towels (you can get one from the reception for 1 pound) horrible beds. (you can feel the springs)

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2010

Liked: Location

Disliked: It was cramped. The lights in the en suite wasn't working so had to shower etc in the dark. It was also difficult to sleep because of the noise from outside and inside.