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Birmingham Central Backpackers

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3235 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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!
Feel free to enjoy our lounge area and make use of our fully fitted kitchen.
We also have a licensed bar operating all year round.
Enjoy the following... it's on us!
FREE clean linen
FREE luggage storage (subject to availability)
FREE use of hairdryers and iron/ironing boards
Forgot your towel? - Rent one from reception for £1.
So what kind of rooms do we have to offer?
We have private singles, twin and double rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.
We also have shared dorm rooms that hold between four and fifteen people. All our dorms have lockers - just bring your own padlock or buy one from reception. All toilet/shower facilities are shared.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you book to stay with us you are accepting the following conditions.
- Check-in time is 2pm-2am. If you require an alternative check in time, please contact us directly so we can make the appropriate arrangements. 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 24/7
- We do not accept guests under the age of 18 due to our licence.
- Alcohol consumed on our premises must be bought from our bar due to licensing laws and consumed in our lounge area 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.
- Bookings exceeding 7 days (1 large booking or separate consecutive bookings) or Group bookings of 6 or more guests are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit.
- Cancellations need to be made 24 hours before the 2pm check-in time of 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.

Reviews & Ratings

3235 Total Reviews
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Jul 05, 2024
nice place. very accommodating hosts with a discount for staying an extra night.
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Male, 25-30
May 26, 2024
This hostel isn't what it used to be - I'm very sorry to give only a 5.7 rating, as I have likely given this place a 8+ rating before COVID-19. I visited this hostel for the first time in 2018, when it still had the lovely common room with its Christmas stars decorations all year round. Don't be fooled by the photos, it isn't there anymore - instead, there is a modern common room and kitchen, which are both alright in use, but none of the atmosphere is left. What I disliked most about the hostel is that it definitely needs a deep clean and that it's atmosphere is just totally off. Most of the crowd seems to be living here rather than being on travels. No backpackers atmosphere at all. There was only one other woman in my bedroom for two nights, and no fellow women for the last night. As a female solo traveler, I'd have preferred a more properly mixed dorm, especially since the men in the room were regularly arguing with each other, even yelling at each other at night. I didn't feel unsafe, but I wouldn't stay here again. The good memories with this hostel lie in the past.
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Female, 31-40
May 25, 2024
The hostel was very nice , central location, everything was close by.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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