We have a lovely sunny and spacious double private room in Poet's Corner, Brighton & Hove. Very conveniently located 8 minutes' walk from Hove train station (on the mainline to London Victoria and London Bridge) and 10 minutes from beautiful Hove seafront. Very close to a great array of fantastic local pubs and many local shops (on Blatchington Road, George Street, Church Road and Portland Road). Trains to Brighton take 4 minutes and run every 10 minutes. We are also 2 minutes' walk away from a bus stop which will take you into the centre of Brighton.
The double bedroom is a bright and sunny room with a very comfy kingsize double bed, on the second floor of a beautiful period 3 storey 3 bedroom home inhabited by Chris & Hannah (easy going, friendly ex-backpackers) and little Jack (aged 2) and our latest addition, baby Joe.
You will have exclusive use of a large bathroom with a bath and power shower. We can also provide a hairdryer and hair straighteners if required to save you space in your suitcase!
You will have access to our fully equipped kitchen which you are free to use and help yourself to tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
We provide clean linen and towels, tea/coffee making facilities in the room, and offer a breakfast of a selection of cereals, toast and jam, and sometimes American-style pancakes with maple syrup, mmm! Hannah loves to bake so there are usually freshly baked muffins, cupcakes or cookies to help yourself to in the kitchen as well.
You are more than welcome to share our kitchen, living/dining room and patio garden.
You will have access to free wifi (you can borrow a laptop for use in the house if you want) and are welcome to browse and borrow from our book and CD collections. If cycling or skateboarding are your thing you are also welcome to borrow our bikes and skateboard! Hove beach and lagoon are a short walk away, and we can provide you with picnic blankets, a picnic basket with picnic crockery, and beach towels if you fancy having al al fresco DIY lunch/dinner out.
If you need parking we can offer you a visitors parking permit which will entitle you to nearby roadside parking at a cost of £5 per day.
We welcome people from all over and all walks of life. Our room can comfortably host one couple and we can also accomodate couples with a baby/toddler (we can provide a travel cot and various other things for kids!).
Originally from Berkshire/Buckinghamshire, we have lived in Brighton/Hove for 10 years now (minus a couple of years away backpacking) so know and love this city pretty well and will be pleased to give you any advice and tips for making the most of your stay in Brighton & Hove.
If you have any questions not answered here please just get in touch and ask away...
We want you to really enjoy your time here so the rules are few and simple:
1. If returning late at night please be considerate of our neighbours by keeping noise levels down, and also please try not to wake our lttle boy!
2. No smoking indoors please.
3. Please lock up when leaving the house.
4. Our home is a welcoming and safe space where racism, homophobia or any other bigoted views are not tolerated.
5. Please respect the property
We had an amazing time at Brighton and Hannah and Chris were really lovely hosts! They provided everything we need to get around the city and they were really attentive with us all the time. We really felt at home. Their house is even better than they describe, and Hannah's cupcakes are amazing :)
Really nice place, in a good location to get in and around the Brighton and hove area.
We deliberately choose to stay with Hannah and Chris because the description of their place was so family friendly and it certainly lived up to the description! A lovely welcoming place and so kid friendly. Our daughter loved playing with the toys and providing child friendly snacks was a really thoughtful idea too. Their home was comfortable and welcoming.
I work and stay in Brighton a few days a week and Hannah and Chris' place is my favourite to stay in by far. They are incredibly warm and welcoming and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Very highly recommended indeed.
It was a great stay, such a wonderful house.
Very comfortable bed, best shower in the county for sure.
I've stayed with Hannah and Chris a few times now and consistently they are so welcoming and friendly. It really feels like staying with friends. Thanks to them also for their patience with my crazy, anti-social work hours - much appreciated!
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Discovered Airbnb whilst holidaying in Seattle and are now hooked - can't imagine staying in a hotel ever again! We are ex-backpackers, now forced to travel to slightly less far-flung places with slightly more luggage owing to having two small companions (Jack, aged 2 and baby Joaquin). Hoping to one day fulfill a long held dream to run our own backpackers hostel, but in the meantime will look forward to continue meeting fellow travellers from near and far by opening our home in Hove to them.
Other than travelling, we love running along the seafront and South Downs, 90s grunge and indie music, beat literature, long lazy Sunday roasts in our local, picnics on Hove beach and meeting fellow travellers.