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Reviews of The Grapevine Seafront

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

64.6% Overall Rating

268 out of 380 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/07/2015)

Ellen Wood thinks…

"The view of the pier was incredible and the room had no faults, with comfy beds and clean sheets."

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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 1.55

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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64.6%

Overall Rating

268 out of 380 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Grapevine Seafront'

Atmosphere
55.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
52.0%
Cleanliness
54.4%
Staff
75.2%
Value
63.2%
Safety
59.2%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, the room is ok.

Disliked: Somewhere smells very bad.... And the kitchen is closed at 9 pm, while open at 9am. It is very unconvient for some of us.

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

Joanne stannard

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2011

Liked: The location

Disliked: Girl at the counter very unfriendly. The 2 bed room made me feel like I was in a prison cell Showers were cold

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great price, great location, very friendly and helpful staff. You can leave your luggage there too after you've checked out. The room was clean and secure.

Disliked: Only downside was the lights in the room - could do with a few more!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

27 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: room was clean and good view of the beach and sea

Disliked: shower was not working

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

rebecca hannant

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

22 November 2011 rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The location, right at the centre of everything.

Disliked: With another group in a separate room, but in a different building just around the corner after specifically asked to be close to each other.

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