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YHA Brighton, in all its Regency grandeur, is on the doorstep of all of Brighton’s  most exciting attractions. You will find us less than a minute’s walk from the world famous Brighton Pier, two minutes from the Prince Regent’s magnificent Pavilion and three minutes from the medieval Lanes shopping area. Brighton is famous for its liberal values and forward thinking attitude. Here you will find an abundance of independent boutiques, quirky pubs and comfy alternative cafés. YHA Brighton even starred in a trailer for 'Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank' and he thoroughly approved of our facilities.

Aside from the three major festivals - Brighton Fringe, Brighton Festival and Brighton Pride, there is a year round programme of entertainment from alternative comedy through camp cabaret to contemporary art. And if you need a stylish base for a trip to London, Brighton is fab for groups and just a quick and easy drive down the motorway!

FREE WI-FI is available throughout the hostel for all guests, including communal areas and bedrooms, so you can stay well connected throughout your stay.

YHA Brighton has 180 beds across 51 rooms ranging from single to eight beds. All of our bedrooms are en-suite. The rooms are broken down as follows:

First Floor: one 8-bedded room with bunks, five 6-bedded rooms with bunks, five 4-bedded rooms with bunks, one 3-bedded room with a single bunk over a double, three double rooms with double beds, one single en-suite room, one accessible room with a single bed and a double bed with a single bunk above.

Second Floor: five 6-bedded rooms with bunks, one 5-bedded room with a single bunk over a double bed and two single bunks, seven 4-bedded rooms with bunks, one double room with double bed, one twin room with bunks.

Third Floor: 16 double rooms with double beds, one twin room with 2 single beds.

Our double rooms include double beds instead of bunks, a TV, soap, towels, two pillows per person, storage space, dressing table and chair. Some rooms even have a roll-top bath and a sea view - we know you're not going to be in your room too much in the vibrant city of Brighton, but why not enjoy it while you are? This is hostelling like you've never known before!

YHA Brighton offers a café and bar, self-catering kitchen, bike store, meeting room and even a karaoke/movie room. Brighton is a vibrant city that likes to party and we're located right in the centre of the action! If a quiet night is important to you, you may want to consider staying at YHA South Downs (just 20 minutes by train).


A full English and continental breakfast is served from 7.30am – 10am on weekdays and 7.30am - 11am on weekends. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring. Packed lunches are available to order from reception.


Catering is Metro style from the café bar menu and is available from 11am to 9pm. A limited light bites service is available from 9pm to 7am.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


Grab yourself a cold beer or split a bottle of wine between friends at our licensed bar. The bar is open to residents 24 hours a day, and to non-residents from 11am - 9pm.

Self-Catering Facilities

In our new self-catering kitchen we have two sets of ovens and hobs, two sinks, one of which has disabled access, and seating for 12 people.


YHA Brighton offers a full meals service for group bookings which includes breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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