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Reviews of The Grapevine Seafront

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

71.0% Overall Rating

244 out of 348 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 1.62

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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71.0%

Overall Rating

244 out of 348 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Grapevine Seafront'

Atmosphere
64.0%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
55.2%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
68.8%
Safety
69.6%
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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.

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

Joao Paulo Fernandes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway

07 July 2010 Joao Paulo would recommend this property

Liked: It´s very close to the sea, very good location! Staff are very friendly.

Disliked: I didn´t like to carry my bags 4 floors up using the stairs, they doesn´t have a lift. The kitchen was dirty.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 July 2010

Liked: It was disgusting.

Disliked: It smelt.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So close to the sea and the peir

Disliked: The lighting in the rooms and in the bathroom isn't great and the windows are really rather drafty.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

28 June 2010

Liked: Staff on the desk (a nice young man) was very friendly and helpful and went the extra mile by providing us with a kettle.

Disliked: room is located directly above an all night pub. We only managed to get about 3/4 hours sleep a night. Ok if you are there to club all night but we were there to attend a 3 day conference - not good.

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

Lauren Watson

27 June 2010 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Clean beds no where in the room to secure belongings. Great staff!! Thankyou!

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

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

Holly Brooks

27 June 2010 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Holly left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The shower only drizzled out, a bit disappointing.Also there was a strange vibration in the room most of the night. It was a bit noisey but what do you expect for the location.But it was clean and tidy, the location is fantastic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel was great! i will definately stay here if i'm going to be in brighton again.. the location is very strategic. can easily go to the beach which is just a few steps away and to its town as well. the room is just nice and simple and also clean! i am really statisfy with my stay at the hostel and i will definately recommend this hostel to others! =)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Edward Pieters

07 June 2010 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location opposite Pier and seafront

Disliked: Edward left no negative feedback.

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

Stephen Marsden

24 May 2010 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, ive marked bad on atmosphere and facilities as there are none to write about!Its not fun as there is no communal area so its boring.But like it says it is basic, so its ok for a short stay, and the reception staff are friendly.

Disliked: Stephen left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 May 2010

Liked: Location was good and its cheaper than a hotel. But I've stayed in a lot of hostels all around the world and this was up there with the worst.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ricky Johnston

23 May 2010

Liked: the position was good but the drunks at the eatery down stairs make it imposable to sleep before 7am

Disliked: Ricky left no negative feedback.