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Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers
Birmingham Central Backpackers

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7.7

Very good

163 reviews

163 reviews

Housekeeping9
Breakfast7
Internet1
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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 360 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum 680 m
Birmingham Back to Backs 780 m
Birmingham Hippodrome 830 m
Birmingham New Street Railway Station 880 m
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 1.3 km
Library of Birmingham 1.6 km
Symphony Hall 1.7 km
National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham 1.8 km
Cadbury World 6.1 km
National Exhibition Centre 11.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Barfly 110 m
O2 Institute Birmingham 120 m
Anopol Ltd. 120 m
Bordesley Street 160 m
Zellig Car Parking 160 m
Medicine Bar 180 m
Coventry Street Car Park 190 m
Connaught Square 230 m
Dig Brew Co 230 m
Custard Factory 230 m

Birmingham Central Backpackers

61-65 Coventry St, Birmingham City Center, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 5NJ - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. You'll love staying in Birmingham City Center, with public transport only 880 m away by for day trips and city visits. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Cadbury World. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

520 meters to public transportation

570 meters to Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportBirmingham Airport (BHX)
Distance to airport10.7 km

Rooms available at Birmingham Central Backpackers

Single Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 15 Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Triple bunks
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Birmingham Central Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Birmingham Central Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Birmingham with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Birmingham Central Backpackers.

What is the smoking policy at Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Birmingham Central Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Birmingham Central Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham Moor Street Train Station, 520 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Restaurants including MyLahore, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and Figure of Eight are popular in Birmingham Central Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Birmingham City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Shopping options in Birmingham Central Backpackers’s Birmingham City Center neighborhood include Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham, Grand Central and The Mailbox.

What are popular attractions near Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Guests at Birmingham Central Backpackers can easily visit National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Birmingham Back to Backs located in the Birmingham City Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Birmingham Central Backpackers?

Birmingham Central Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Redpoint Climbing Centre and City Centre Gardens located in the same Birmingham City Center area.

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What people love about Birmingham Central Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "I was impressed with this hostel."

    Matthew

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    September 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Bathroom outside very clean Heating worked very well."

    Victoria

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    February 7, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Cosy, quirky chill out area, nice vibe, clean, nice showers and enough of them, free tea and coffee and toast for breakfast"

    Juliet

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    December 13, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,007 Birmingham properties
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Room comfort score
6.3/10
Value for money score
8/10
Location score
7.9/10
Service score
8.2/10
Better than
98
%
of Birmingham properties
Better than
97
%
of Birmingham properties
Better than
96
%
of Birmingham properties
Better than
96
%
of Birmingham properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
163 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.1
Location
7.9
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More about Birmingham Central Backpackers

More about Birmingham Central Backpackers

Birmingham Central Backpackers

Make everyday special with all that Birmingham has to offer with a stay at Birmingham Central Backpackers. Are you seeking the true Birmingham? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Birmingham Central Backpackers, located merely 6.0 km from Cadbury World. Did you know? Birmingham New Street Railway Station is just 880 m away, putting you incredibly close to one of the city's transportation systems.
All offerings provided by Birmingham Central Backpackers help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Birmingham is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Birmingham Central Backpackers. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Birmingham Central Backpackers. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Birmingham Central Backpackers begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Birmingham Central Backpackers. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 98% of them for food and dining.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

12 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
61-65 Coventry St, Birmingham City Center, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 5NJ
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Birmingham Airport (BHX)
    10.7 km
  • Coventry Airport (CVT)
    29.9 km

Public transportation

  • Birmingham Moor Street Train Station
    520 m
  • Bordesley Train Station
    760 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Polmed Midlands
    310 m

Shopping

  • Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham
    560 m

Convenience store

  • Sainsbury's Local
    1.8 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    160 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
    680 m
  • Birmingham Back to Backs
    780 m
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
    830 m
  • Birmingham New Street Railway Station
    880 m
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    1.3 km
  • Library of Birmingham
    1.6 km
  • Symphony Hall
    1.7 km
  • National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham
    1.8 km
  • Cadbury World
    6.1 km
  • National Exhibition Centre
    11.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Barfly
    110 m
  • O2 Institute Birmingham
    120 m
  • Anopol Ltd.
    120 m
  • Bordesley Street
    160 m
  • Zellig Car Parking
    160 m
  • Medicine Bar
    180 m
  • Coventry Street Car Park
    190 m
  • Connaught Square
    230 m
  • Dig Brew Co
    230 m
  • Custard Factory
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until00:00

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 20

Reviews of Birmingham Central Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.1
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service8.2
Value for money8.0
High score for Birmingham
Rating
9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (17)
7-8 Very Good (24)
6-7 Good (12)
<6 Below Expectation (21)
Time of the year
Mar - May (19)
Jun - Aug (18)
Sep - Nov (42)
Dec - Feb (15)
All guests (163)
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10.0
Exceptional
Victoria from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Clean. Comfortable. Close to City Centre, Great Value!”

I stayed in a private room (21) The bed was super comfortable. WiFi worked. Bathroom outside very clean Heating worked very well. Window opened. Great value for money. Staff were friendly and efficient. Recommended. Although the location seems a little bit daunting if you're a female, trying to find it in the dark, alone. There are brick warehouse style buildings covered in graffiti all around.

Reviewed February 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Juliet from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Cosy, quirky chill out area, nice vibe, clean, nice showers and enough of them, free tea and coffee and toast for breakfast

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Andrew
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Cheap and Cheerful”

Comfy bunks, good communal areas breakfast included. Less than 8 minute walk to Birmingham Bullring and 3 minutes from Birmingham Coach Station

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
stephen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Once again I can only be praiseworthy of my stay at Central Backpackers. The staff were very obliging and welcoming throughout my brief stay. The reception area is such a relaxing and sociable space Being able to come and go during the day is another bonus. I had a comfortable bed to sleep in and found the place to be very clean. It is in a very good location as it is a 5-10 minute walk to Birmingham's Bull Ring and awesome railway station. And the National Express Coach station is very close by.

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
BOKYOUNG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

the staff is so kind”

the hotel is very close to the coach bus station and also the train station. the staff is so kind and generous. given that i am quite scared, he changed my room type without charging to improve my privacy. thank you so much, cozy accommodation :)

Reviewed April 11, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Stefanos
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Good value for a hostel”

Super friendly staff (Samantha) Location is 15 mins on foot from New Street. Bathroom/Shower clean. Kitchen on 2nd building could smell/being ventilated a bit better. Common room is quite packed, no common room on 2nd building Overall, would recommend for a few nights.

Reviewed November 08, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Some good bits and bad bits ”

The location is great, very close to the boring and the city centre, although on a bit of an industrial estate. The bathrooms were clean, although all the sinks lacked any sort of pegs for hanging wash bags or towels. The showers were good with plenty of hot water. The room was okay, clean and well ventilated, but the mattress was horrific, it was a foam mattress well past its renewal point. When I arrived, the lady who greeted me was very funny about providing photo ID, which at no point previously had been mentioned, luckily I had an old student ID on me which was “acceptable”. The breakfast in the morning was really great, and made up for a poor nights sleep on a crap mattress

Reviewed June 07, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Biserka from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Wonderful”

Its good place for sleeping

Reviewed February 21, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Maria from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 15 Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Rolling the years ”

To get there from Bullring not far, but as you leave the Bullring area, it gets run down and at first wondered if I'm made a mistake. For a female traveller it's scary and worrying, but once I got there the hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Give me some options and explain about the hostel facilities. Room was clean and bed comfortable enough. Slight noise from other rooms when they slammed doors or in the morning from workers and passers-by. Had a surprised hot drink and toast included in the price and that is nice gesture by the hosts. For anyone travelling on a budget, I definitely recommend and safe, too. Free WiFi, £5 deposit(returned if you bring key back)for a small locker key. Towels available for a £1 and overall the night was worth the money. Thank you to the hosts 👊👍

Reviewed May 04, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Kristofer from Iceland
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

The place has seen better days but is OK.”

Always an interesting mix of people at hostels!

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
dr from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Very good”

great shower and bathroom my bed mattress wasn,t so great and no safety rail on bed ,but generally nice sleep even if others banging doors late breakfast fine ,staff fine,lounge fine ,though i never got internet ,its my machine ,many places could not ,old thing like me would recommend

Reviewed June 13, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Cherrelle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

One night stay in female dorm”

Good, no-frills budget accommodation. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm and the room was clean, my bunk bed was comfortable and came with bedding. Good amount of showers and toilets, but bring your own towel and toiletries. Fairly secure as the rooms have code and key card access, but don’t have lockers for storing belongings. Good location - 15 minute walk to the city centre and 5 minute walk to the coach station, just be mindful when walking back late at night.

Reviewed August 24, 2019

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6.8
Good
Rob from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Does the job but bad timing for me as there was a Rave on next door!”

I only stayed for one night and opted for a twin room, but in the end used it solo as my friend dropped out. I think I did see a warning message about an event on on the night I stayed but as I was also going to a concert I didn't think much of it. Had I known it was going to be a Dance event with thumping beats until 4am I'd have opted for a hotel instead (or got a ticket to the rave!). Comfortable, but not much sleep! The toilets next to my room were out of order, which was fine as I didn't have to hear a lot of coming and going. In general all was very clean and tidy (although the industrial strength fabric cleaner on the duvet a bit too strong too, took some getting used to!) Despite the previous nights party, the hostel seemed really quiet. I have stayed here (in the same room) before and would again, but would definitely check nearby events and likelyhood of being able to sleep!

Reviewed December 16, 2019

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6.4
Good
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Cramped, central location”

Central location, pleasant staff and nice new shower room but property and dorm rooms are too cramped and need up dating.

Reviewed December 19, 2021

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5.6
Christina from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Fine for a quick stop ”

I stopped here for an overnight trip in Birmingham. The area seemed a bit unsafe so I got back before dusk. The place itself seemed fine although there was no lock on the bathroom door in the room and there were too few sinks for the amount of communal toilets. The location to the city was good, however.

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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5.6
bilaal from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Above average”

bed and room not in good Cond bed very noisy wen moving

Reviewed July 17, 2019

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3.2
Umair from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Pathetic”

Highly over rated facility in which there is no TV in double room even. Wi-Fi disconnects every now and then.

Reviewed April 12, 2019

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2.0
Natalia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Acceptable”

Stayed only for one night and there must have been bugs in my bed. I woke up covered in itchy spots all over my right arm, feet and a few on my back. Would never recommend it to anyone!!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Atul from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Businessman's experience of BCB”

I had a very pleasant and comfortable stay in Birmingham Central Backpackers. Breakfast was healthy and appetising; a choice of fruit, jams and bread including tea or coffee. The staff were polite and sometimes talkative. The bunk beds in the large dormitory are quite old; the metal frame creaks often. Make sure you wear ear plugs! The kitchen, shower room and toilet facilities are clean and well maintained. The common room has ample furniture, space, DVDs, games and literature. A nice flat screen TV is available for use. Overall the value for money is very good.

Reviewed January 22, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Benjamin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

An excellent and quirky hostel.”

I stayed here for three nights and as my first ever hostel experience I was very happy. Secure facilities (lockers in rooms and several locked doors to get into room), adequate bedding (I shared a room with 11 others) and the best part which was the quirky, welcoming and immensely lovable common area with tons of books/dvds/games around and lots of character. It's in a very central location and the included breakfast was also excellent. The only downside was that there was some noise at night (earplugs are a must) which I was told was a festival close by. Despite this I still managed to sleep well and I was surprised that it didn't bother me. Highly recommended!

Reviewed April 05, 2016

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