Brighton is a coastal resort and a vibrant city in South East England, just 47 miles south of London. Besides its lovely beachfront and good access to the capital, Brighton is a popular spot for travelers who want to experience Brighton's vibrant nightlife and be a part of the city's thriving arts and culture scene. The lively coastal town attracts people from all over the world, eager to see Brighton's main sights such as The Sea Life Centre, Brighton i360, Royal Pavilion, Brighton Palace Pier and many more.
Due to its similarity to the capital, Brighton is often referred to as London-on-sea. Luckily, it's slightly cheaper. Diverse and colorful, Brighton offers a lot to visitors, students, digital nomads and backpackers, and when it comes to accommodations, you can find all sorts of stays, from B&B and guest houses to budget hotels, hostels and luxury seaside resorts. Hostels in Brighton are social, fun and very popular among backpackers and budget travelers. They have everything you need for a comfortable stay and besides the cheap prices, you get to meet people from all around the globe.
Below are some of the best hostels in Brighton to consider for your budget trip. Whether you are a first-time traveler, a group of friends, a couple or a family, Brighton has a hostel for every budget and preference. And when it comes to storing your luggage safely, Bounce partners with many hostels in Brighton for their luggage storage service. But if you pick a hostel that we don't partner with, you can find other Brighton Bounce luggage lockers conveniently located in restaurants, shops and more. Check on the app for a storage spot near you.
If your idea of a vacation is waking up to panoramic sea views, then the Selina Brighton won't disappoint. Located in the city centre, directly on the waterfront, Selena Brighton is the perfect hostel for friendly couples and social butterflies who don't mind meeting other travelers and making new friends. The beachfront bar and restaurant right on the famous Brighton Pier allow for some panoramic ocean vistas. At the same time, the hostel's close proximity to Brighton's main sights and the promenade means you're surrounded by plenty of pubs, bars, cafes, shops, and restaurants, so you always have somewhere to go and something to do.
The hostel offers shared and private rooms. The private rooms are double/twin and family rooms with a maximum capacity of 4 people. The mixed dormitories have a seating area, and each bed has a reading light, a shelf, and a personal locker. All rooms are spacious and bright overlooking the ocean. Also, as a Bounce partner, you won't have to look elsewhere to keep your belongings. You can do it right here.
What makes Selina Brighton unique
The fact that this Brighton hostel is right on the beach and close to many top attractions makes it a great choice for everyone with mobility difficulties or travelers who don't want to walk too far or drive. The rooms in Selena Brighton are large and bright and offer spectacular sea views to wake up to each morning.
Selina Brighton pricing
Pricing at the Selina Brighton starts at $52.00 per night for a bed in a 4-bed mixed dorm with two bunk beds, a double bed, and a shared bathroom. If you are looking for a bit more privacy, try one of the private rooms at about $146.00 a night.
Hostel YHA Brighton
Yet another beachfront property and a former hotel, the YHA Brighton is one of the best hostels in Brighton for couples, backpackers, solo travelers, and families who want to take advantage of the city centre location while traveling on a budget. Located just a stone's throw from many live music venues, bars, and traditional pubs, this is also the perfect accommodation for travelers who want to make the most out of Brighton's vibrant nightlife.
Here, you'll find great facilities and amenities, including an onsite restaurant and a bar, a tour desk, a 24-hour reception, a conference room, a dining area, free wifi, and a very friendly staff. And, for $13.00, you can have a delicious breakfast to kickstart your morning.
This Brighton hostel features large and cozy ensuite private rooms as well as single-gender dorms that can accommodate up to 8 people.
What makes Hostel YHA Brighton unique
Besides its prime location in central Brighton, you'll love this Brighton hostel for other reasons, including the tour desk, the convenient amenities, and the affordable prices.
Hostel YHA Brighton pricing
The average nightly price at the YHA Brighton is $35.00 per night for an 8-bed female dorm bunk bed or $124.00 for a double private ensuite room. The hostel prices depend on many factors including the date of travel. Keep that in mind when you are making your hostel bookings. Also, rooms sell fast at the YHA Brighton, so try to secure your spot in advance.
Located within a short walking distance of the city centre and the seafront, the Seadragon Backpackers is the best hostel in Brighton for travelers who prefer some peace and quiet. This Brighton hostel has just six rooms, out of which three are 4-bed mixed dorms, one is a 4-bed female room, and two are private rooms.
Featuring a large and fully equipped kitchen, the hostel is perfect for saving money on dining out. The common room is a TV lounge with Netflix and Prime, book exchange, and plenty of board games to entertain in your free time. Other perks you get to enjoy at this stay are free all-day coffee and tea, free breakfast, free wifi, laundry facilities, and bike rental.
You'll find lots of convenience stores in the surrounding area, as well as bus and train stations, eateries, cocktail bars, and traditional pubs.
What makes Seadragon Backpackers unique
There are many reasons to make this hostel a home away from home. While some guests appreciate the intimate atmosphere of this Brighton hostel, others love it for its central location and freebies.
Seadragon Backpackers pricing
Looking at the Seadragon as one of your Brighton stays? Pricing at this hostel starts at $43.00 for a standard 4-bed female dorm bunk bed, while a private room with a shared bathroom will cost around $93.00.
Brighton Beach Inn
If you are looking for the cheapest hostel in Brighton, one that ticks all your boxes, then this may be just the place for you. Just a short walk from the beach, the Brighton Beach Inn features a kitchen, a lounge, and laundry facilities and serves free breakfast. The hostel is housed in a modern building above a nightclub, which means it can get pretty loud at night.
The hostel features both private rooms and shared dorms that sleep between 4 and 21 people.
What makes Brighton Beach Inn unique
The fact that this hostel is close to many top sights, such as the Royal Pavilion, the Lanes shopping area, Brighton Pier, Churchill Square and many more, makes it one of the best hostels in Brighton for its location. Moreover, the Brighton Beach Inn is also one of the cheapest hostels in Brighton, perfect for budget-conscious travelers.
Brighton Beach Inn pricing
If you want to save money, this hostel has one of the best prices, starting at $27.00 a night for a 15-bed mixed dorm and $48.00 for a 6-bed mixed dorm with a private bathroom. Female solo travelers who prefer some privacy can opt for the single private room with an ensuite bathroom for approximately $80.00 per night or share a double private room with an en suite bathroom for $110.00.
Another recommended hostel in Brighton, with a superb location and great amenities and facilities, is the Happy Brighton Hostel. Some of the perks you get to enjoy at this Brighton hostel are free wifi, 24-hour security, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and a cozy lounge with a projector cinema room, Wii, and board games. You can also use the laundry machines.
Like most Brighton hostels, Happy Brighton also offers mixed and female-only dorms as well as private accommodations. All rooms are en suite. You can take your pick from standard bunk bedrooms or for an extra cost, you can book one of the unique sleeping pods fitted with plugs, LED light, a shelf, and a privacy curtain. Keep in mind that the latest check-in is at 8 pm, the time reception closes. Guests who're checked in already have 24 hour access without a curfew.
What makes Happy Brighton unique
Happy Brighton is one of the best hostels in Brighton for location. Some of the rooms offer great sea views, and the unique private sleeping pods offer comfort and privacy.
Happy Brighton pricing
At prices starting at $53.00 a night for a 6-bed mixed dorm or 8-bed female dorm room and $321.00 for a superior 6-bed private ensuite, the Happy Brighton is certainly not the cheapest hostel in Brighton, but it's quite popular, so make sure to reserve your bed in advance.
YHA Truleigh Hill
If a central location is not your priority while in Brighton, and you prefer the countryside better, then this is the perfect accommodation for you. Just a 30-minute drive from Brighton Pier, the YHA Truleigh Hill is located in the South Downs Way, just outside Upper Beeding. Although it's not within a short walking distance of the city, this hostel has its own ways of attracting guests, from free wifi, free parking, a restaurant, a dining area, a lounge with a games room, BBQ facilities, and lovely outdoor space where you can take in the fresh air of the countryside.
Though surrounded by pubs and cafes, there is an on-site restaurant for even more convenience and a cafe that's open all day between April and September. If you want to save money, you can show off your culinary skills and make your own meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.
The YHA Truleigh Hill offers dorm rooms of all sizes, with shared bathrooms and fresh bed linen.
What makes YHA Truleigh Hill unique
This hostel is surrounded by the beautiful West Sussex countryside, with many other reasons to love it. From the spacious, clean, and bright rooms to free parking, free wifi, friendly staff members, and a charming garden patio, the YHA Truleigh Hill is among the best hostels in the Brighton countryside. It's also one of the cheapest hostels in Brighton.
YHA Truleigh Hill pricing
Pricing at the YHA Truleigh Hill starts at $25.00 for a bed in a -8 bed single-gender room and $75.00 for a dorm room with a shared bathroom that sleeps 6 people. Shared among a family of 6, this is probably the best deal in town, so try to grab it before it's gone. Cheap hostels are always a treat to find.
The best Brighton hostels with a superb location
Pulling into Brighton train station? Whether you are looking for a hostel with a central location, or one that is far from the city's hustle and bustle, or all you care about is free breakfast and free wifi regardless of location, Brighton has a bed for every traveler. And if you run out of hostel options, the lovely town is packed with other properties that will make your stay just as enjoyable.
As you plan your trip, you should get to know the city for easy and carefree navigation. Read our informative guides on how to get around Brighton and where to find the best street food in Brighton as a head start on your visit to this seaside destination.