Can anyone recommend a good and safe hostel in Brighton, UK? Or is it easier to get an apartment for short term (3 months)? I'm travelling with one other person and we have not been able to connect with any of the Brighton hostels by email. thanks!
Hi . . I lived in Brighton for nearly 3 years, fantastic place to be.
I loved it and still love going back. Wonderful restaurants, cafes, shops. Everyone says visitors must to to the Lanes, however I think the small back streets near the railway station are far more interesting and unusual, I loved sitting on the beach with my sunday newspaper before going to the pub for lunch! . . .anyhow getting off your post . . .
There will be some short term lets in Brighton but not many of 3months duration . . .most lets go for a few weeks or for 6months minimum. The local newspaper will detail nearly all letting agents.
Hostels - the YHA one is a little way out of the city centre, and I am surprised they are not responding to your e-mails. Might be worth phoning them. Details on the YHA website
Other hostels - don't know too much about them but what about St Christophers Inn, I think they offer breakfast! Again look at their website.
have you looked at hotels and B&B though, there are some really good deals, and you may be able to negotiate given the length of your stay.
I'm about to spend three months in the UK, I'd love to live in London but am afraid I won't be able to afford it. Brighton is another city I'm looking at so I am also interested in replies on this thread to the original question about hostels.
I'd like to add my own question...how does Brighton's cost of living compare with London's? Is it doable on a student budget? Are there a decent amount of job opportunities (as that will be the only way I can afford living for three months in the UK)?
Hi . . .Brighton on a budget is possible but so is London, lots of students live in London. Cost of living won't be significantly different between the two cities . . . .your biggest outlay will be rents, possibly higher in London. Whichever city you go for, review your neighbourhoods carefully and explore living in a communal setting. i would though live in a hostel for the first week, since they will be able to give advice and it will give you time to find your feet.
With regard to jobs . . if you are only going to be there three months, then you are probably looking at waiters, bar work, beach attendants, retail, hotels . . ie all those jobs needed to keep the local tourist inductry going. How to find work . . .through someone you meet, local newspaper or the job centre. There are jobs out there, you may find some have more competition than others . . but if you want work you will find it!
Hope this helps