You don't have to blow the budget on a break in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Whether you're on a weekend away with your friends to sample the city's amazing nightlife or just looking to enjoy a city break with your other half, the city's two-star hotels have plenty to offer for reasonable prices. From apart hotels to independent hotels and chain hotels such as Hotel Express, there are options to suit all tastes and budgets - and most are within walking distance of the city's main attractions.
Enjoy Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a Budget at 2 Star Hotels
Two-star hotels in the heart of the city centre are close to attractions such as Castle Keep and Quayside. Just because you've booked a budget room doesn't mean you have to miss out on amenities though, and you'll find most hotels offer coffee makers and cable TV in rooms, with free WiFi generally available. Although Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre is pretty compact and easy to explore on foot, free self-parking on offer at most hotels, will benefit families or those travelling on business.
Hunt Down Bargains at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's Shops
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is known as the North-East's premier shopping destination. For vintage clothing, try Old George Yard, while if it's bargains you’re after, the Victorian Grainger Market is well worth checking out. A day trip to the Metro Centre is not to be missed - it's the largest shopping centre in Europe and is located just a 15-minute train or bus journey from the city centre. With free self-parking on offer at most two-star hotels, including the Metro Centre, you could bring the car along. However, be warned there can be heavy congestion in the area. For high street stores, head for Northumberland Street, Newcastle's main shopping thoroughfare, where you'll also find Fenwick, one of the country's largest department stores outside London.
Hotels Close to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's Nightlife
The city is renowned for its nightlife, and is popular with hen and stag parties. Here you'll find everything from cheerful bars to traditional pubs and the 'Diamond Strip' of upmarket cocktail and wine bars near Central Station. Most bars and clubs are within easy walking distance of city centre hotels. Groups of friends frequent the Brigg Market area, with lively clubs and pubs attracting a younger crowd. For a pub crawl, head to Quayside, while for something more sophisticated Ouseburn is home to a range of live music pubs. Experience the latter and you’ll get to sip real ales from local, independent breweries while listening to everything from jazz to rock and metal.
Make the Most of an Affordable Break in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Newcastle's budget two-star hotels all have a couple of things in common - you're assured a warm Geordie welcome and a comfortable room with all the amenities you need for a relaxing break. With amenities such as free WiFi, complimentary breakfast and free self-parking, all you need to worry about is how much sightseeing, shopping and partying you can fit into one weekend in this fascinating, diverse city.