Best Hostels in Brighton, England for Backpackers, Solo Travellers, and Small Groups

Brighton is a popular seaside resort that's located on the south coast of England. It is a charming town that was once a quaint fishing village but it has grown into a popular tourist destination in part because of its convenient location not far from London. It has also become a popular gay-friendly destination and there is a popular gay district in Kemp Town. Both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton are also located here.

Hostels offer the most affordable and social places to stay in Brighton. There are a handful of good hostels spread throughout the town and most are conveniently located just steps from the sea. If you've come to Brighton to meet other travelers and have a good time without breaking the bank, then a hostel might be a good option.
How much do hostels in Brighton cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Brighton here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for solo travellers and couples.

Dorm Bed from $38.45
Private Room from $43.09
Overall Rating: 94%
36 Waterloo Street, Brighton
Seadragon Backpackers is a small but nice hostel in Brighton, England. It has only six rooms and is located in a Regency building that has a lot of character and atmosphere. There's one double room, four dorms with four beds each, and one two bed dorm. The hostel has comfortable beds and nice furnishings, so it's a pleasant place to base yourself during your time in Brighton.

There are a variety of amenities available to guests including an impressive shared kitchen with a large refridgerator and freezer. There is plenty of space where guests can hang out and enjoy their homecooked meals. There are also plenty of supplies available including pots and pans. The hostel also a has a lounge area where you can watch television, play games, or read a book from the book exchange. All of the standard amenities are also available including free wi-fi throughout the hostel and breakfast served every morning.

The hostel is located about ten minutes from the city center and steps from the seafront. It's also conveniently close to many different supermarkets, convenience stores, and public transportation.


A good hostel for solo travellers and backpackers.

Dorm Bed from $39.61
Private Room from $27.29
Overall Rating: 88%
23 Broad Street Kemp Town, Brighton
Happy Brighton is another good option for budget travelers and backpackers. It's located in a historic building that has been renovated to meet the needs of travelers. There's plenty of communal space including a shared kitchen, a dining room, and a small but comfortable tv room and lounge. There are also laundry facilities that guests can use and wi-fi throughout. Every room has its own private bathroom. You can choose from bunk beds or private sleeping pods which each have their own power outlet, reading light, and privacy curtain.

The hostel is located in the heart of the city. It's just a short distance from the beach and is set back on a private and quiet street. It's an easy walk from anything you could want to see or do in the area.

The hostel staff is great and they regularly host events and activities for guests. There are movie nights, group dinners, and organized trips into town.


A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed from $33.01
Private Room from $19.80
Overall Rating: 90%
Old Steine, Brighton
YHA Brighton was originally a hotel that has been converted to a hostel for backpackers. It's popular with solo travellers and groups alike. In addition to dorms, there are also eighteen double private rooms available if you want your own space but don't want to spend a fortune. The rooms are very clean and modern and the price is very affordable.

The hostel has plenty of places to hang out. There's a nice bar where you can enjoy a cold beer or a pizza and there are plenty of opportunities to meet other guests.

This hostel is conveniently located right on the beach and is close to the pier. It's also just a short walk from the city center.


Private Room from $9.97
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
8 Madeira Place, Brighton
Relax Inn Guest House is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. Wi-fi, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Relax Inn Guest House is also child friendly.


Dorm Bed from $34.90
Private Room from $34.90
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 81%
135 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2HX, Brighton
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a bar, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, towels included, internet access, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $25.75
Private Room from $31.36
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 79%
First floor 79-81 West Street, Brighton
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a nightclub, a common room, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $30.56
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 75%
7 Madeira Place, Brighton
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Towels included and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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