Den in the fitted cupboardSingle beds in L-shape for maximum space
Ideal Location Family Rm & Den, w/Parking if free
Ideal Location Family Rm & Den, w/Parking if free

Private room

7 guests

1 bedroom

5 beds
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A warm welcome to our home with its fantastic location, original features and seaside atmosphere: an ideal base to relax or explore 1066 Country and beyond (with the station and car club vehicles nearby), learn new watersports or improve your English. We will make your visit to Hastings truly memorable!

The space

Full of character, our top floor double or triple room (with the option of a folding bed and futon to accommodate five), plus a quirky den in the fitted cupboard for younger guests, has its own basin and glorious rooftop views across town and up to Hastings Castle (the double bed features a luxurious zip-lock mattress which can divide into two single beds). Combined with our Central Garden View room below, it is ideal for a family visit.

Both rooms are quiet, warm and double glazed. Guests share the spacious family bathroom (bath and shower). Towels, bed linen, and unlimited free WiFi are provided (latter until 10pm).

Tea and coffee is available in the room.

Opposite Marks & Spencer and the main Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, our house is a short walk from the railway station, with trains to London in ninety minutes - and the Channel Tunnel or the ferries at Dover an hour's drive by car (two Co-wheels car club vehicles are positioned opposite the house, for those wanting short-term car hire - arrange in advance). The beach is five minutes' walk and the picturesque Old Town closeby - either along the seafront or up and over West Hill for magnificent views to the English Channel, the Old Town with its charming boutiques and the Jerwood Gallery, next to which there is often a spectacular programme of free events on Saturday evenings between June and mid-October called Stade Saturdays (besides the annual Green Man Festival over the May Bank Holiday, Pirate's Day in July and Carnival in early August and mid-October's Bonfire on the Beach and Torchlight Parades).

At night, Pizza Express is on your doorstep as are a selection of pubs, supermarkets and the cinema. The Old Town offers a range of traditional pubs, as well as fish & chips, seafood and international cuisine.

Your hosts have lived around the world, particularly in India and Japan, and speak eight languages between them to varying degrees.

During the winter months, open fires burn downstairs, while in the Summer, meals can be taken in the terraced garden to the rear.

We can accommodate a small/medium car on our forecourt but PLEASE ARRANGE THIS IN ADVANCE. Otherwise the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre down the hill charges £5 for the whole day, £1 on Sundays. Free overnight parking from 6pm to 9am is available a few yards away.

Guest access

Besides the first floor family bathroom and the downstairs toilet, guests are welcome to play the piano downstairs and use the terraced garden at the rear. The TV is in our family room on the first floor, if there are special events taking place.

Interaction with guests

We live as a family in the house and are always ready to help with any queries guests might have. We have been Airbnb hosts since 2012 and really enjoy meeting new people - and showing them round our beautiful town and East Sussex. We have travelled extensively and lived in Asia and speak several languages of the East.

Other things to note

We have welcomed a wide range of guest - families from Europe using Hastings as a base for their Summer holiday, performers at local theatres, weekenders from London looking for peace and tranquillity and tourists on their first or last nights in England before taking the Channel Tunnel.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people $28 / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price $77 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
5 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

Breakfast is served between 8am-9am and check-out is 11am. It may be possible to leave a car in our parking space for longer.
No unregistered overnight guests are allowed.
Please show consideration when using the family bathroom at children's bedtime (there is another loo available downstairs).
No self-catering.
Finally, use of stairs is at guests' own risk: we cannot accept responsibility for injuries in the unlikely event of a slip, fall or other accident.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Three flights
Pet(s) live on property - One friendly cat


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

97 Reviews

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Roberto User Profile
September 2017
Very comfortable home only a couple of steps away from the castle and the old town of Hastings. We had a great stay in the cosy house and our hosts managed to make us feel at home at any time.

Tal User Profile
September 2017
My friends and I came for the "Battle of Hastings" BMX event. Location is perfect, right between old town and new town, and very close to the train station. Alexander was present at the house most of the time, and arranged us with a small breakfast every day. My luggage haven't arrived when I landed, so I gave the address and phone from the listing, and thanks to Alexander I received my bag after 2 days. It was very helpful to have him as a local contact, because I didn't have a phone at the time. Overall the place is alright for sleeping, but you'd rather not stay there all day long. The room is in the attic and the stairs are a bit steep. Hastings is a small place btw, and we had a really good trip.
Tenzin User Profile
Response from Tenzin:
Delighted to hear it! Suggestions noted
September 2017

Lise User Profile
August 2017
Our stay in Tenzin and Alexander's home was lovely. Alexander was very welcoming (Tenzin not here during our stay) and gave us good advice on what to do in the Hastings area. It is great to stay in a place where people are actually living, with a nice family atmosphere (which includes the cute cat). We also enjoyed the convivial breakfast and were pleased with the very central location of their home. We would happily come again.
Tenzin User Profile
Response from Tenzin:
Our pleasure! If you have time in the future, don't forget the mid-October Bonfire on the Beach or the Green Man Festival on May Bank Holiday every year...
August 2017

Rob User Profile
August 2017
This is in a great location. The host was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Would recommend.

Paul User Profile
August 2017
Very helpful since we had book last minute

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
Very central, very accommodating, lovely home and hosts. Highly recommended.

Louise User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely stay here in this family home, good clear communication, nice location, friendly.
Tenzin User Profile
Response from Tenzin:
Likewise! Enjoy your delightful three year old!
July 2017

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Tenzin User Profile

Alexander and I look forward to giving you a warm - and Tibetan - welcome, with lots of local knowledge !

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Hindi, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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