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Birmingham Central Backpackers Reviews

58 Milk Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, England

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1879 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Very disappointed with the attitude of the staff, did not get required assistance at all. Confusion about when we had booked in; I don't think the right hand knew what the left hand was doing! it was not professionally run, only accepting cash for payment. Hostel grubby and smelly. Facilities minimal. Will never return, and will never recommend.


Hostel itself is in a rough street but once inside its a nice place to stay with helpful staff. Breakfast is basic but all I needed, 2 min from the coach station and 10 min from the city centre. Only bad thing is lack of bathrooms and wall plugs in rooms but wifi is great in rooms.

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Mattresses and bedding were pretty uncomfortable. The place was just a bit dumpy and needed some fixing up and general maintenance (plumbing, leaking roof, etc.), however the kitchen was really nice but small. The lounge area was okay, but could have been a bit nicer and to make it that much better, they could think about expanding the bar and offering some food which would bring people together a bit more. I was there on the weekend and everyone just sat around.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Everyone was very nice and welcoming! For the most part, things were clean and comfortable. Free wifi is always a plus and it was awesome that towels were free too! The atmosphere is very relaxing and welcoming.


Good location in middle near everything good value too


Hostel itself was fairly nice, but there is a nightclub down the street that makes it very loud into the late hours of the night.


Nice atmosphere inside. Great staff. It's just a shame that although the hostel is close to the city centre, it's not in the most pleasant of neighbourhoods.


If possible I'd recommend not visiting Birmingham on your trip. The staff were friendly but the location didn't feel very safe.


This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in! The beds were really comfy, towels, breakfast and lockers included at no charge and really friendly and helpful staff. I also loved the lounge area, it felt really homey and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.


If you love and understand what a hostel is and means you'll love this place. The common room is full of charm, people are nice and helpfull, and there is any facility you need from free towel to laundry and lockers to store your belongings. I was pleasantly surprised and I really had a good time here.


Great atmosphere and a short walk from the Centre of town. A bit of a dirty neighbourhood but only 200 meters from the coach station. Only one shower and sink upstairs so you have to be quick to get it in the morning.


Great place, great staff! Veri nice lounge! I recommend this hostel to everyone!


great staff, nice vibe met nice people, as hostels go in the UK, its as good as it gets


Sam the receptionist was very friendly . Thanks for your help. The 6bed dorm was too small and not up to standard . Wouldn't stay again . Sorry .


tve staff is very wellcoming. Helps when ever help is needed. thanks!

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


As always, staying there is like coming home.


Room was very hot and stuffy, very few toilets and showers considering the number of rooms they were meant to serve. Walls looked like they could have benefitted from a lick of paint. Not many plugs in the room, and none near top bunks - didn't feel safe to sleep with my phone on the other side of the room.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The bathrooms were few and far between and very uncleanly. The location made me very nervous. I really couldn't wait to leave.


The lady on the desk was really professional and probably mafe the stay far better, upgraded to pod sleeping but the chap above me snored all night and talked in his sleep , the pod amplified his already excessive snoring sadly. Luck of the draw I guess.


Could do with more than one bathroom for the top floor of the main building and the common room and breakfast could be opened an hour earlier for those who need to leave early in the morning. Otherwise I had a pleasant enough stay. The sheets and the towels both smelt really nice - I'll need to get a bit of whatever you use for your laundry!

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