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This place is without a doubt the most basic hostel I've ever stayed in. Most hostels try and make their communal areas - like the lobby - seem welcoming. Not Hostelpoint. It's essentially an empty room with a desk and a cash machine. Only cash...More
On a stag weekend, with 5 other lads, cheap digs was what we wanted, didn't expect to want too much sleep, beds were clean, washing facility clean, shower good. Eight bed room, should have bolted the bunk beds to the floor, they tip over quite...More
I have stayed in a few hostels, I know you get what you pay for and laugh at some people complaining about basic facilities, you get what you pay for. At Hostelpoint Brighton if you want to pay to stay in dirt and feel unsafe...More
Not quite sure what to say apart from absolutely dreadful! I have traveled around and the world and stayed in hundreds of hostels and this was the worst!
Cash only payment (odd), strong smell of drugs, plug sockets hanging off the walls, the window didn’t...More
My experience was fine. It's an old hostel right on the sea front. I was in a 6 bed room with ensuite. With open bay window.
Plenty of room. Linen was clean. Kitchen was dirty and poorly equipped.
Breakfast was simple but OK....More
My partner and I lived in this hostel for more than a month, I'll attempt to answer your question. Hostelpoint has three floors for tourists, the fourth floor is for short-term residents, there is a double room on each floor... More
My partner and I lived in this hostel for more than a month, I'll attempt to answer your question. Hostelpoint has three floors for tourists, the fourth floor is for short-term residents, there is a double room on each floor (all of the rooms are in the eastern corner of the building, the windows have views of the Brighton Pier and the sea. If I may say so, few other hotels or hostels in the city, have better views of all the activity going on the beach or blissful blue sea.
At the moment, I wish I was in Brighton, too. But, here is some inside information.
First, the best double room in the hostel, is on the first floor (you could ask for it, they're all the same price). I can't remember which, but the double room on either the third or fourth floor has a very uncomfortable mattress on a queen size bed (you should ask to try out the mattress first, you might be able to choose a room, if there are enough vacancies).
While many hostelpoint rooms have massive bay windows, ones that face the sea (but there are others, that face a parking lot in the back). The following dormitory rooms have windows, that face the sea; they are #15,14 and 13; #25,24 and 23 and #35,34 and 33. I believe the double rooms are #12, #22 and #32.
Also, if you wish to save money, you could rent a two person dormitory (two person bunk bed) including private bath; this option is cheaper than a double room, but it has a view of a brick wall, but it is very quiet, at least. #16,#26 and #36 are the only two person dorms in the hostel.
One last thing, the stairs on the third floor are narrower and more difficult to transverse than the first and second floors, if you can imagine that. You'll get a lot of exercise, but who knows, it's possible, that the children will enjoy it. It puts the phrase "climbing the stairs" into a new light.
You should ask the hostel to give you and your family a tour of the kitchen; fortunately there is a kitchen, which is veryrefreshing. The long term resident backpackers living on the fourth floor, often make full use of the kitchen facilities. I found the majority of them to be lovely people.
Apologies, for my long winded answer. Have Fun, Cheers!