Smart Sea View Brighton

9-12 St Catherines TerraceHoveBN3 2RZUnited Kingdom
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About Smart Sea View Brighton

As the name suggests, Smart Sea View is a hostel in Brighton offering lovely views of the sea and beaches. It is just 15 minutes away from Hove railway station.

The rooms at Smart Sea View vary from private rooms, budget rooms to large dormitories. Bathrooms are en suite, private or on a shared basis. The rooms have television with satellite connection. Tea and coffee makers are provided and free Wi-Fi is also available.

Multi-lingual staff provides reception service all through the day and night at the hostel. A game room is present for the entertainment of guests. There is an Internet cafe and a lounge area where guests can watch television. Parking is available on site for a charge.

A full English breakfast for private rooms and continental breakfast for dormitories is included. There is a kitchen for the use of guests.

The busy shopping centre of Churchill Square is around two kilometres from the hostel.


9-12 St Catherines Terrace, Hove, BN3 2RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1273)227497 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient and lovely location.

The Smart Sea View is a hostel that has a hotel side and a hostel section to it. It is a convenient place to seek any type of accommodation with the fabulous views of the Brighton beaches adding to its attraction. The hostel is close to the city centre and Churchill Square shopping area which are around two kilometres. Transport facilities include the Hove railway station, 15 minutes away, and the Gatwick Airport, around 37 kilometres from the hostel.

Good room types.

The rooms at the hostel are available in various types. The hotel side accommodates twin, double, triple and single rooms all with en suite bathrooms. Some of these rooms have lovely sea views. The hostel side is bigger and done up modestly with the dormitories having beds ranging from a count of four up to 20. Bathrooms are private. The rooms are provided with television and satellite connection. Other facilities extended are free linen, towels, wardrobe and electric kettle.

Helpful staff.

The hostel has a 24-hour reception. The staff is able to converse in several languages which is a great help to guests from other countries. There is a game room and a lounge where guests can relax in front of the television. The guests accommodated in private rooms are served a complimentary and full English breakfast. The dormitory guests are served a continental breakfast which is included. In addition there is a kitchen which guests can make use of to cook meals. An Internet cafe is present too, which functions all day and night.

Negative Reviews

Sparse furnishings.

The rooms are sparsely furnished without even basic necessities like curtains. Beds are creaky and plug sockets are not located close to them. Lockers are limited.

Unclean rooms.

Maintenance is another issue as the rooms, toilets and bathrooms are dirty.

Parking limited and charged.

The parking space is limited and charged as well.

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