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
  • Superb 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 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 8.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2019
    It was one of my best places that I stay in England
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Everything was excellent. I was amazed at the comfortableness inside the rooms. In other hostels, the bed were so much pressed that you could not breath. Thanks for everything. I will soon be back as I am a mature Phd student and need to visit Birmingham University, too.
    Greece, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2019
    Amazing stay. I felt like I was leaving a heart warming family home. This is the most social backpackers that I've walked into. Good conversations in the smoking area and good vibes and atmosphere all around. Looking forward to staying again next month.
    Namibia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here even though it was only for one night. It's a great backpackers and I have stayed and plenty. Will definitely stay here again when I need to stay over in Birmingham.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2019
    Overall satisfied. Everything was OK.
    Albania, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    We stayed for 2 nights here, it was great. The room was clean, only thing was that the 12 bed dorm was cramped, it would be better as a 10 bed dorm. The toilets and showers were clean. Atmosphere wasn't great the first night but it was just the people in the dorm, can't be helped by the hostel, there is a really nice big common room for socialising. The breakfast was okay, bread, jams, fruit, juice, tea/coffee and it was included. Would definitely stay again if I was in the area.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    I stayed two nights in a 12 bed mixed dorm, and had had good sleep both nights. Bed 6B in room 7 has broken cross slat wires, making a bit uncomfortable. This hostel doesn't' offer printing services. There are no cereals with the free breakfast. The showers are awesome at this hostel. Dorms and showers/toilets are thoroughly cleaned daily. I would stay here again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    06 Jun 2019
    The staff were super friendly and made sure I was comfortable. There was a guest that approached me innapropriatly in the stairwell so when i reported it they immediatly dealt with it. I stayed in two rooms and the 12 mixed dorm was super comfy, had privacy, locker, separate shower room, and plug ins in every bunk The 6 female shared dorm was more of the typical squeaky bunk beds with no lockers or bathroom near by Overall really good experience
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Jun 2019
    It's a pretty good hostel. Very simple. Lots of security doors and walkable to other areas and the train station. There's a common, but it wasn't the most social crowd. It's good value for the price.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    11 Jun 2019
    Do not stay here!! I am a solo female traveler and felt so unsafe and uncomfortable here. I was meant to stay 2 nights but left after 1 and checked into a hotel. The staff are very friendly but that's about the only positive.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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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