Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We are unable to give refunds for cancellations, no shows and reductions in numbers unless made more than one week prior to scheduled arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A group booking is secured only once the group has contacted the hostel directly to pay 50% of the remaining balance as a group deposit.
A piece of photo I.D. (passport, drivers license or national I.D.) must be presented by the group leader at check in. Without an I.D. we cannot accommodate the group.

Additional Info:

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a resposible adult and cannot stay in a shared dorm with other members of the public

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Birmingham Central Backpackers

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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

A reputable and award winning independent hostel, Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham’s FIRST, BEST and ONLY Independent Hostel! Run by travellers for travellers, we are oozing with quirky colourful character and an amazingly friendly staff. Many of our guests keep coming back time and again, it's time you come and find out why!
In the summer, one of the best places to be is our garden. It's a great place to have a drink, chat or BBQ. In the winter we have a cosy common room and gigantic projection screen for movie nights. We also have a licensed bar operating all year round.
Enjoy the following... it's on us!
FREE tea and coffee all day long
FREE clean linen
FREE luggage storage (subject to availability)
FREE use of hairdryers and iron/ironing boards
Forgot your towel? We ask for a £5.00 deposit and on return of the towel you will receive £4.00 back (£1.00 hire fee)
So what kind of rooms do we have to offer?
We have private singles, twin, triple and quad rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.
We also have shared dorm rooms that hold between four and twelve people. Most dorm rooms have lockers but if they don’t we have even more lockers in the common room. All toilet/shower facilities are shared.
Our eight bed POD dorm adds a new level of privacy to backpacking. Based on the Japanese capsule design, each POD has a 360 degree private reading light, locker, extra comfy mattress, and curtain so you can have the utmost privacy if that’s what you are looking for. But book early if you want to secure one of these beds - they sell like hotcakes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you book to stay with us you are accepting the following conditions.
•Check-in time is 2pm-11pm. If you require an alternative check in time, please contact us directly so we can make the appropriate arrangements and a late check-in fee will apply. If you do not contact us there may not be a member of staff available to help you.
•PHOTO ID is compulsory to check into this hostel-without it we will not be required to honour your booking and you will still be liable to pay for the 1st night’s stay
•Our reception/common room is open daily from 7am - 12 midnight.
•We do not accept guests under the age of 16 due to our licence. No under 18’s are allowed in the common room after 8pm due to the fact that there is a bar in this area.
•Alcohol consumed on our premises must be bought from our bar due to licensing laws and consumed in our common room or outdoor garden and nowhere else. We are also a non-smoking hostel in accordance with British law. Guests caught bringing in outside alcohol, smoking or drinking alcohol purchased from us in unauthorized areas will be evicted (along with their entire group) immediately without refund. There will be no debate or arguments. In addition a fine of £200 will be made to the card booked with.
•Only authorized guests are allowed in our hostel. Any guest (including their entire party) caught bringing in other people will be evicted immediately without refund and charged for the additional people they have allowed to trespass in our buildings.
•Most rooms are of equal value and are interchangeable
•Prices on this website are Internet Prices Only. Walk-in prices start at £15 on weekdays, and £16 on weekends.
•Booking eceeding 7 days (1 large booking or seperate consecutive bookings) or Group booking of 6 or more guests are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit.
•Cancellations needs to be made 24 hours before 2pm check-in on the day of arrival. Late cancellations or no shows will be charged for the first night of the stay . Group bookings of 6 or more require 14 days’ notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2022
    Excellent central location. Friendly welcoming staff.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    14 Jul 2022
    The best staff! They are all so super friendly and helpful. Location is cool cause it’s close to the city center and right next to the custard factory, which is a cool street art/bar area. Rooms were very basic. Clean yes. But very small, no curtains, beds were alright. I guess if you crash for a night or two it’s fine. They don’t really have a common area except for the small kitchen which is sad but they told me they’re gonna open a bigger common area in the next few weeks:)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Aug 2022
    Hostel conveniently central but street is run down and building is dwarfed by massive viaduct! Staff friendly and security good with keypad, key cards and lockers. Bathrooms nice and clean. Breakfast decent but kitchen was very small and it could do with another common room to go with small dining area. Good place to stay for one or two nights if you're going to a sport or entertainment event in Brum. If you are there for longer you might want to look for somewhere with more comfort and characte
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    23 Jul 2022
    An average stay. Not enough toilets for all the people staying there but more are being built so hopefully that improves things. The showers are very ordinary and definitely built for taller people. (Happened to me twice on two different showers where the head wasn't adjustable so water was just going over my head). The breakfast was free though which is always a bonus.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    29 Jul 2022
    We stayed during the commonwealth games so prices were more than you would normally expect for a hostel. That said, it was more economical than the local hotels. I appreciate that the hostel is going through some renovations but the dorm was cramped and there were very few facilities. The common room / breakfast room was small and there is only one toilet on the first floor where most if not all of the dorms are. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest. Location good for city centre.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    31 Jul 2022
    You get what you pay for with this hostel it’s a little bit out of the centre so good location and good price but not the nicest. Bunk beds are triple bunks which is difficult and the lack of plugs is an issue with only plugs on the bottom bunk and no extensions
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    13 Jul 2022
    The location is awful, in the middle of nowhere. I was expecting the building to be in the city centre, closer to a coffee shop or supermarket, but there’s nothing around. Having experienced the YHA hostels, I was expecting that standard of quality and comfort, but there’s no comparison.
    Brazil, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    17 Jul 2022
    The room was very small and hot. We were not able to open the window widely. On our floor we only had one bathroom for probably 8 rooms. In the ladies room were no lockers to keep your belongings safe. The kitchen was very old and dirty. There was no big common room.
    Switzerland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.6


    16 Jul 2022
    If you are looking for cheap and cheerful, don't care about the location or the look / feel of the place then this is the place for you! Rooms are hotter than the sun though and you wake up with a sheen of sweat...
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    07 Aug 2022
    This place feels more like a half way house than a hostel.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi