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Reviews of Grapevine North Laine

Hostel | 29 - 30 North road, Brighton, England BN1 1YB

77.6% Overall Rating

178 out of 214 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/04/2014)

Alejandro Márquez Seco thinks…

"The athmosphere, the people living there were very friendly and everyone seemed to enjoy socialicing and meeting each others,"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

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 OPEN 10AM-8PM PLEASE BE AWARE WE CANNOT CHECK YOU IN OUTSIDE THESE HOURS

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77.6%

Overall Rating

178 out of 214 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Grapevine North Laine'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
64.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
73.6%
Safety
77.6%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Alejandro Márquez Seco

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2014 Alejandro would recommend this property

Liked: The athmosphere, the people living there were very friendly and everyone seemed to enjoy socialicing and meeting each others,

Disliked: The only security you have is the trust that you have in the other guests in your room. The toilets were not very clean (maybe it has something to do with the fact that there were 4 toilets in all the hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Cleanliness

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was in the centre of everything, I would definitely stay again.

Disliked: The kitchen could have been a little cleaner an the buildings warmer.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

01 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff service.

Disliked: Lack of lockers and no breakfast.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

gary manser

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 October 2013 gary would recommend this property

Liked: it was more like staying at your best mates flat than a hostel good fun nice place

Disliked: one person was snoring but that's not their fault.

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

martin pyle

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 October 2013 martin would recommend this property

Liked: What a gem of a find, Affordable, clean, great location, nice friendly staff and other guests.and a great kitchen to boot nice place

Disliked: whats not to like

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

27 September 2013

Liked: The location was fantastic

Disliked: Lots. The showers were always breaking down, the toilet paper was rationed if there was even any there, the bins were always over-flowing in the bathrooms, the rooms were tiny, you could feel the springs in the beds, the windows were either held open by a block of wood or a piece of cardboard, and the staff weren't the friendliest ie. rude (smiles are illegal so it seems) and swearing on the phone whilst I was at reception. Another hostel feeding off its location. Stay somewhere else.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

27 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly and helpful

Disliked: The cleanliness of the place can be really improved. Our pillows were spotted with make-up from previous visitors. The matraces could also be exchanged in the near futurs. one shower wasn't working at all and the mixing tap of the other shower was at the outside. However, it was completely unnecessary, since the water was either cold or extremely cold.

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

simon wood

Alone

City break

14 August 2013 simon would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, with good security. plenty of things to eat see and have fun within the area. Staff always helpful. The price is right so come on down.

Disliked: Access in the lounge area after 8 pm at night...

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

Anna Perkins

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 August 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent location.

Disliked: could do with an additional pillow. more toilet rolls needed to be left in bathrooms, unless a toilet roll theif was staying that hostel during my stay.

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

Jonathan Barker

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Ideally located in the Lanes area between Brighton Station, the Pavilion, old town & the beach. Friendly and helpful staff, cool area for meeting other travellers, fully equiped kitchen with free tea & coffee, and the opportunity to cook own food. Small dormitories with plenty of personal space.

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Vigor

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 July 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and welcoming and the hostel was really clean. I will definitely be staying again.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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

Darren Tordoff

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

19 July 2013 Darren would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly..great location

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: wifi bit up and down seating area close in eve bit early so no seating area!!! so overall soso stayed in better stayed in worse average then

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

13 May 2013

Liked: The location is great.

Disliked: The list is long : - shower : catastrophe! Only one was running water. Cold, hot, it was strange for it to decide. - Toilets : 2 in total for all the rooms. - Carpet and general state of the rooms : a long story! - Bedroom sink : no hot water, sink blocked.. Overall, it was great for 12 boys... It took us 2 and a half hours to get ready in the morning.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms/ beds were great. Staff helpful & friendly. Let us keep our valuables In his office. No fuss.

Disliked: Carpet in room and stairwell smelt stuffy/ unclean. Needs a good steam clean Shower was just hot or cold no between.

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

Ricarda Braukmann

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Ricarda would recommend this property

Liked: the location is perfect, it's directly in the city center. its a small hostel so it was quite quiet (also this might be different during weekend and summer)

Disliked: They stated on the website that you needed to provide cvc number and expiry date of your credit card to secure the room and i don't like that. i didn't give them those details and it was fine and nobody slacked for it either when i arrived. There are no lockers in the room which is a min for me the common area was very small and i found it hard to meet people which was fine for me cause i was only staying for one night but if you are staying for longer and looking to meet a lot of people i would maybe look for another place.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

03 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and approachable and the location is great.

Disliked: There was nothing I disliked.

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

Vivienne Malone

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2013 Vivienne would recommend this property

Liked: Very central position in Brighton, close to all public transport, and within easy walking distance to view the 'sights'

Disliked: The narrow stairs

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that there was a kitchen and two common rooms. Also free coffee, sugar, cookies and pasta were provided. The people working were very friendly and the atmosphere was great! I would always go back to this hostel, it is in my opinion the best in Brighton, especially for the price!

Disliked: Sometimes the room would be a bit cold, but the staff did their best to solve this issue.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Nicole Tamsett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013

Liked: 2 staff members out of the WHOLE crew were amazingly helpful, the others were uncaring and rude to my questions and requests about the kitchen facilities being left open for extra time because people were in it. free towel when i requested one. wifi in the rooms not only in common areas. free pasta and tea and coffee.

Disliked: 4 powerpoints between 8 women! no radiators in bathrooms, freezing cold in bathrooms and corridors, 1 radiator in a big room which did nothing, rooms were cold, beds squeaky, beds are hard they made my hips ache, kitchen closes at 8pm, water in shower is a slow trickle, water in shower goes hot and cold all the time so you end up with a freezing shower, floors are dirty everywhere. one fridge for all the people in the hostel that was packed and i couldnt fit my food in! 2 bathrooms on 3 floors to share, one sitting/dinning area that was always full and people have to sit on floor, broken chairs in dinning room. would never stay here again!!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent, and it was clean

Disliked: It was a little cold in the rooms (December) and the showers would go from cold to hot on their own.

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

annette christmas

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 December 2012 annette would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are incredibly friendly and the atmosphere very cosy. They managed to organise a little girls~only dorm for us in a nice, heated room. There are decent kitchen facilities and lounge areas.

Disliked: it depends on what you're used to, of course if you want economical prices you are not looking to stay in a palace. i really had no complaints about the place.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

26 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were incredibly helpful and extremely keen to make sure you had a great stay. Unfortunately due to circumsatnces outside of our control, we ended up mucking the hostel around a little whit last minute cancellations and late arrival on check in day. Despite their very clear terms and conditions, the staff were more than happy to help us. The called us on several occasions to amke sure all was ok and to let us know that depsite the fact we were caught in traffic, they would wait for us on reception.

Disliked: One of the showers was a little temperamental but if you fiddled with the controls a little you could get a nice warm/hot shower with good water pressure. There is clearly a knack to it but the staff were more than happy to show us how to get it to work properly.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location for everthing

Disliked: cold shower!