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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  • Nice 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 7.6

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 6.7

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2021
    Good place, will use again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Aug 2021
    Lovely staff and conditions, was looking forward to hop in the shower which says a lot. I had a general secure feeling as everything was very clean which made me feel comfortable throughout my stay
    Romania, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    22 Sep 2021
    The location is a bit sketchy. The free breakfast (toast & fruit) was a nice touch. Lockers require a £5 cash deposit (they don’t take card). Showers and bathrooms were clean.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    22 Sep 2021
    A bit sketch from the outside - definitely in the backstreet of Digbeth.. but once you’re in it’s really great. Super clean. Comfy, stable beds. Showers were the nicest hostel showers ever - nicer than my one at home! The room was quite warm even in September with the window open but that might be because I was on the top of a triple bunk - glow in the dark marks on the ladder was a nice touch. Lockers in the room but I didn’t use one. Laundry service was great. Would stay again!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Sep 2021
    Was different this time to not have the big lounge in the old pub that was a part of the hostel but was nice non the less
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2021
    As I left by 5.30am, the kitchen being closed was not ideal. Bathroom was tidy, shower was not the usual hostel dribble, room was crowded, especially if it had been fully occupied with 6.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    08 Aug 2021
    The dining room was too small and the kitchen was not meant to be in use for others (staff only).
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    27 Aug 2021
    WARNING FOR those taking a car: It says free parking on Hostel world (it still does today 30/08/21) They DO NOT have any parking. The staff told me to park in a pay and display car park for the duration of my stay and despite showing them what it says on Hostel World and asking for a contribution towards it, they said my options were risking a fine parking on the street or park in the pay and display car park. The kitchen is open to long term guests ONLY, and the lounge is very small.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    14 Sep 2021
    No lockers in my room depsite website saying the hostel had lockers. Staff said I could leave things in reception but this didn't seem very secure & meant I didn't have easy access to secure luggage. There were no plug points near the beds so I couldn't charge a phone in top bunk. The curtains in the bedroom didn't close at all & general decor was shabby. There was a permanent strong urine smell in one of the bathrooms. Kitchen was closed due to covid which wasn't indicated when I booked
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    23 Sep 2021
    Staff were friendly and helpful, but as a young woman you MUST book an all female dorm. Only because the other single ladies in my room were so lovely that this place was okay! Many 'long term residents' noticably age 40+, and all common room/ kitchen facilities were closed, so this felt like a home for some rather than a fun backpacker hostel, so nothing like the fun colourful pictures online! It's a room, and a bunk bed. Outside is noisy at night, and in a run down backstreet, go in the day.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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