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Birmingham Central Backpackers - Hostel

2-star2 stars
58 Coventry Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, England, B5 5NH, United Kingdom

Holiday home with bar/lounge, near Bullring Shopping Centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Ordinary amenities
More comfort would be nice

Birmingham Central Backpackers - Hostel

from £30
  • Twin Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed in 4)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed in 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (1 Bed in 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed in 12 )
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory

What’s around Birmingham Central Backpackers - Hostel


  • In Birmingham City Centre
  • Bullring Shopping Centre (9-minute walk)
  • The Arcadian (12-minute walk)
  • Birmingham Cathedral (15-minute walk)
  • Victoria Square (16-minute walk)
  • The Alexandra (16-minute walk)
  • The Mailbox (20-minute walk)
  • Big Brum (21-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Birmingham (BHX) 16-min drive
  • Coventry (CVT) 32-min drive
  • Birmingham Moor Street Station 7-min walk
  • Birmingham New Street Station 11-min walk
  • Birmingham Bordesley Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 apartments
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 PM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 7.6 From 65 reviews

Good 6.0
Satisfactory for a single night
If you're needing a bed for a couple of hour, here isn't too bad of a choice. Anything more than that, go anywhere else. The lobby/common area/breakfast room (all the same room) is appealing at first sight with plenty of colour etc, and the lone staff member I saw during the whole visit was friendly enough even if a little unclear. Our room was in the building next door. This place is your bog-standard, not at all flashy or impressive, it's just as you see it. The location of the site is in a run-down area just on the outskirts of the city centre, across the road is a wall covered in illiterate graffiti though there's a good 'Inspector Gadget' mural on it. The whole street is lined with bad quality and wrecked cars with garages along the way - it isn't a pretty place at all. The room was a 6-person shared suite and had just 1 double plug socket for all 6 strangers to fight over, luckily I had a portable battery with me. Again it was bog-standard, what you see is what you get, it was clean but didn't sparkle, and the bed (top bunk, at least) felt a little hard but nothing too noticeable, and pillow soft. The communal toilet was also clean and didn't stink as you'd expect from any sort of public restroom, so that was nice. The free breakfast was just a toaster put on the counter, with bread, some spreads, and a bit of fruit, nothing impressive. I suppose as it's just a backpacker's hostel, it does its job well, so for 1 night and cheap price, here is alright. Good wifi.
gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Cheap and nice
If you are travelling alone on a tight budget, this hostel is for you. It's very close to most of the railway stations (15 mins walk) and the shopping malls. Rooms are clean. And most importantly, breakfasts are included with that low price. I think it's not bad for a trip in which you spend most of your time outside. The washroom is considerably clean, though it's located outside of the room. For the disadvantages, the bed sheets are not very clean, or at least you cannot feel its acceptable cleanness. The blanket is ready for deep winter. So I couldn't use it at all during my stay (July). I have heard from some residents that since this hostel is considerably cheap in Birmingham, a substantial proportion of stayers are workers in the construction sites or warehouse nearby. Some of them have already formed a group. For travellers who plan to make millions of friends, you may want to know this ahead.
hkOther trip
Fair 4.0
Don't stay here unless you enjoy slimming it.
5 of us booked the whole pod room for 1 night at a cost of £25 each. Very run down and the whole place is in need of major refurbishment. Toilets were clean but I wouldn't have touched the shower. Bedding in room was vile and pillows were stained and brown. No heating on in room and was freezing. Staff were fantastic though and bar area was cheap and pleasant. Tea and coffee free all day and evening. Breakfast was basic and kitchen area clean but wouldn't have used it. Area is very industrial but the take away at the end of the road was good. Wouldn't stay here again, ever.
Rachel, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hostel in a shady street
I had a great time at the Backpackers. The check-in was quick and my single room was lovely. The bed sheets were fresh and I got towels for my own bath and toilet. Everything was super clean. The breakfast was simple and for a sweet tooth. The common area has a projector and many places to sit and talk. The bar seemed well equipped. The kitchen is pretty small but seemed to have everything to cook. The street looked a bit shady when I arrived but was quiet at night (I stayed during the week not the weekend). The Bus station is close by and also the train station only a 15-20 min walk away. Great staff. I really recommend this place if you are on a tight budget.
Jana, gbOther trip
Good 6.0
Friendly Staff & Uncomfortable Beds
The staff is very friendly and the common room has plenty of space with multiple kitchens. Overall, it has very uncomfortable beds and sleeping on the floor was more comfortable. The sheets/linens were stained and very worn with the most uncomfortable pillows. I purchased cheap pillows from Primark that were 10 times more comfortable. The size of the single room is great and the restrooms were in great condition and they provided a towel. There were no issues of the location being close to the city centre, but it did not feel safe.
gb3 night business trip

Birmingham Central Backpackers - Hostel

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