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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 light breakfast (toast, spreads, fruit and squash)
FREE tea and coffee all day long
FREE movies (over 600 to choose from!) on a gigantic projection screen TV and DVD rental
FREE clean linen
FREE luggage storage (subject to availability)
FREE use of a fully-fitted communal kitchen
FREE tourist information centre
FREE reading and travel library
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 8am - 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.
•We accept debit and credit card payments with a fee of £1.00 for the transaction.
•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 and a £1.00 card tranaction fee. Group bookings of 6 or more require 14 days’ notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Excellent,spacious, super cosy and colourful, and friendly. Awesome free all you can eat breakfast with many jams and spreads. Two mins from the coach station. Next to the amazing Jam Factory graffiti and bars/cafes.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    Great Hostel
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Mar 2019
    Cosy reception and common room, security to enter the dorm building next door is nice, and the bathrooms were spotless! Didn't stay for breakfast or use the shower, so I can't comment on those. The location seems like it would be spooky and dangerous but no-one really walks near there, and I felt safe at the hostel.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Apr 2019
    Best hostel in Birmingham!
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    08 Apr 2019
    all in all good value for money
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Characterful hostel in Digbeth, in the heat of Brum’s alternative and art scene. The area is close to the coach station, but short walk from the city centre and can get noisy at night from clubs and music venues especially at Weekends. The communal lounge is comfortable, if somewhat cluttered. The staff are friendly and helpful, so it’s quite relaxed. Unfortunately the guest kitchen is very small, and not all the burners work. Orgerwise it’s good value for money.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Mar 2019
    Serious security concern.
    Pakistan, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    04 Apr 2019
    I got lucky with my roommates here because otherwise I wouldn't have anything good to say about this hostel. The bed was the most uncomfortable hostel bed I've ever slept in - I could feel every spring in the awful mattress. There was only one proper bathroom that I could use - two toilets without sinks to wash your hands, another one only for females. But the worst thing, they had no lockable lockers. Yes they had lockers but they were all broken. ALL. Not good enough.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    20 Mar 2019
    Ok for a one off stay but felt very uncomfortable and intimidated here. The rooms were very cramped even for a hostel and didn’t have many plug sockets. Pillows were lumpy and my bed was damp and wet. I ended up sleeping in my car because I felt safer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    13 Mar 2019
    reception staff that have done the job for a while maybe too long can get jaded... and therefore over authorative and rude .. rude in this way , that I was mentioning a couple of things .. and in polite conversation and the lady / young girl. told me OFF .. what seriously a 50 yo man well travelled only one nights booking , when a person comes with this quote " I am only trying to help sir " my heckles raise , I see red flags I find this sentence is abused as a defence for poor communication .
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi