Kings Arms

56 George StreetBrightonBN2 1RJUnited Kingdom
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About Kings Arms

The King’s Arms offers no-frills accommodations in the heart of Brighton. Located in LGBT-friendly Kemptown, the hostel is less than five minutes from Brighton Pier and other seafront attractions.

Guests can choose from a private single room, private double room, or an assortment of dorms accommodating up to 18 people. All feature a private locker. Shared bathrooms include beach hut-themed shower stalls.

The hostel offers free Wi-Fi and features a communal area with full bar. Luggage lock-up facilities are available, while the hostel operates a 24-hour front desk with no curfews. Guests must be 18-35 years old.

A continental breakfast is available each morning for a surcharge. Meanwhile, the hostel bar hosts quiz nights and poker evenings. Many restaurants, bars, pubs, and eateries can be found within a ten-minute walk of the property.

The King’s Arms is less than 300 meters from the Royal Pavilion, SEA LIFE Brighton, Volk’s Electric Railway, and the beach.


56 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1273)608186 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Close to Brighton's nightlife.

The King's Arms is just a stone's throw from many of Brighton's most popular pubs, bars, and nightclubs. As such, the hostel - which does not operate any curfews - is a popular choice with revellers making their way to the city, including stag and hen groups.

Friendly and warm staff.

According to past guests, the hostel is manned by a friendly team that is quick to offer a warm welcome. Some guests also report that these staff members prove very useful when it comes to finding the best places to visit.

Plenty of attractions nearby.

Sightseers looking to explore Brighton will find a host of attractions within a short walk of the hostel. As well as the renowned pier and shingle beach, the likes of the Royal Pavilion, SEA LIFE Brighton, and the Brighton Wheel are all within a five-minute walk of the hostel.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness is not always a priority.

The King's Arms has a reputation for not being the cleanest of places. According to past reports, cleanliness levels at the hostel are not always held to a high standard, which can be off-putting for some guests.

Cramped rooms can be uncomfortable.

According to reports, rooms at The King's Arms are on the cramped side, even by hostel standards. Past guests report that rooms have little more space than is required to fit a bed or bunk beds in. Those that like to spread out may wish to keep this in mind.

Hostel can be a little rowdy at times.

The hostel's close proximity to the city centre, beach, and nightlife makes it a popular choice with travellers looking to party. As such, the hostel itself - which also features a bar - can get a little boisterous at times. Travellers looking for somewhere quiet to rest after a long day of sightseeing may not find this property suitable.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 272 reviews across the web
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6.8 out of 10 based on 272 reviews