The United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Search Cheap Hostels in Birmingham

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Featured Hostels in Birmingham

Selina Birmingham
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £29 per night

Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Jewellery Quarter, Broad Street and Arena Birmingham. Victoria Square and Birmingham ...

3.9/5Very Good! (37 reviews)

"Nice rooms. Pleasant staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2020

Selina Birmingham
Bh Residence
2.5 out of 5
Get Rates

Situated in Birmingham, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Chad's Cathedral, Broad Street, and Jewellery Quarter. Aston University and Victoria Square are ...

3.5/5Good! (76 reviews)

"Hotel has shut down we found out on arrival.Had to search Birminhgham onba sat night for another room !!!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Bh Residence
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Birmingham
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other property types in Birmingham

Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
The price is £70 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (890 reviews)
Convenient and luxurious

"Lovely friendly staff on reception, upon arrival the system was down so we were given some free drinks and also a room upgrade for the trouble, with wine, chocolates and an extra big bath tub in the room! Can’t wait to stay here again when I’m back in Birmingham loved it!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
4 out of 5
1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England
The price is £73 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,121 reviews)

"A really good standard at a reasonable price - my new go to in Birmingham centre"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Malmaison Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
The price is £93 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,172 reviews)

"Lovely spacious rooms. Very clean. Great facilities"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

If you want to do Birmingham on a budget, hostels in Birmingham are your friend. In fact, some of the cheapest rooms in the city are available with these stays, providing a more immersive and unforgettable experience compared to many classic hotels. With common rooms, self-catering kitchens and lounges, these are great spots for forging new friendships over an English craft ale or a homecooked meal. Some organise their own pub crawls and evening entertainments, with football showings or BBQ fry ups to get people together. Room wise, you can pick from big dorms with attractive price tags, or opt for a private double that's modern, clean and airy.

A unique stay in hostels in Birmingham

Solo traveler, couple or large party group – there's a whole range of different visitors who will feel right at home in a hostel in Birmingham. That's because there's a low-key vibe and laid-back atmosphere in these places that conventional hotels rarely have. Comfy sofas and cold beers are the name of the game in the common spaces, for example, where you'll be able to chatter nights away with fellow backpackers or hostel staff. There's almost always someone at hand in reception to offer in-the-know tips on what to do and where to go in the city, not to mention ticketing services that can help you escape to the beautiful Midlands region beyond.

When it comes to design, hostels in Birmingham channel the city's modern edge. They are packed with mod cons – think flat-screen TVs and speedy Wi-Fi – and have chic bathrooms of metro tiles and oversized mirrors. Dorm rooms and doubles alike tend to be light and airy, with soothing colour schemes of pale whites, creams and coffee hues. In the common spaces, edgy features like exposed-brick walls and graffiti murals mingle with pool tables and reading corners. Breakfast is usually on offer in the morning – get ready for a medley of oats, cereals, pastries and fresh fruit juices.

Get adventurous when staying in hostels in Birmingham

Another thing that hostels in Birmingham can do is infuse that trip to the Midlands with plenty of fun and action. That doesn't necessarily mean joining the pub crawl come evening, though you can if you like. Instead, it means settling somewhere like the Hatters Hostel Birmingham. It's a boutique stay with swish rooms of Nordic-style furnishing. But the real pull is surely the location – just on the peripheries of the Jewellery Quarter. Delve into that district's blocks of 1800s buildings and squares to discover spice-scented Indian cookhouses and old gold workshops. The BH Residence is a little closer to the outskirts of the City Centre, which makes it a fine place to stay if you're hoping to add in trips to the greater region. Ask at reception for help in organising jaunts to the heaths and lakes of Sutton Park, or up to the haunting forests and babbling creeks of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Birmingham?
By going with a hostel, you can reduce your spending on accommodations and save more of your money for fun things to do during your holiday. You can check out the theatres and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of shapes and sizes, but they all have three main qualities in common, including low prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Birmingham?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: Selina Birmingham - Located within a 5-minute walk of Jewellery Quarter. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find towels, showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Bh Residence - Located within a 20-minute walk of Jewellery Quarter and Aston University. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, showers and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather in Birmingham?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Birmingham is 759 mm.
What is there to see and do in Birmingham?
Overall, Birmingham is known for its theatres, restaurants and bars. Major attractions include Bullring Shopping Centre, The Mailbox and Broad Street. Get out into nature with places such as Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Cannon Hill Park and Kingsbury Water Park. Cultural attractions include Cadbury World, Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Town Hall.
What's the best way to get around Birmingham?
You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Birmingham (BHX), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) away. Another option is East Midlands (EMA), which is 33.8 mi (54.4 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Moor Street Station or Birmingham Snow Hill Station.

More trip options