A couple of us here at LoveBrighton are actually out-of-towners and so when it came time to prepare for our work Christmas party we decided it would be more fun if we could stay over somewhere. Which led us to the YHA Brighton...
I must confess I hadn't stayed in a hostel before, I haven't been backpacking and therefore the idea of staying at a hostel for a city break hadn't really occurred to me so I was intrigued to see what it would be like. First of all those of us staying were passed the stage of wanting to stay in a dorm so we were delighted to see that the hostel has a range of private rooms, all en-suite, sleeping from 1 person up to 6 with a mixture of single, double and bunk beds.
I do have one word of warning though... Bedding is provided, as is soap but towels are not which led to some inventive drying techniques the morning after! Of course we later found out that we could have hired towels but that would have been too simple.
Overall it was a fantastic place to stay, the location was perfect as it's on the Old Steine so right by the seafront and close to the shops and the Royal Pavilion as well. It is also housed in a former Regency hotel so some of the rooms have lovely bay windows and fireplaces.
Rates start from £14.50 for a bed in a dorm and £25 for private rooms. Plus book now for stays between March and September and save up to 33% in the January sale.