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Selina NQ1 Manchester
3 out of 5
15 Hilton Street, Manchester, England
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The price is £35 per night

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Affleck's Palace, Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Arndale. The Gay Village and ...

3.2/5 (12 reviews)

"What I like is this property is 5 min walk from city centre, very convenient for food, groceries and shopping. Staffs were helpful. However I had a few disappointments: it’s noisy with people stomping around the corridor and banging on doors! There’s only one kettle to be shared in the kitchen and ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Selina NQ1 Manchester
Peel Park Quarter (Campus Accommodation)
3 out of 5
Lowry 1, University Road, Salford, England
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Situated in Salford, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Peel Park and University of Salford. Salford Quays and Manchester Arena are also within 2 miles ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Brilliant property! Really clean, excellent checking in and service throughout our stay. Only downside is the information given for parking. We ended up paying £28 because it wasn’t explained to us that it was free after a certain time. Should have cost us £8. Private parking company so nothing reception ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Peel Park Quarter (Campus Accommodation)
Hatters Hostel Manchester
2 out of 5
50 Newton Street, Manchester, England
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Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Greater Manchester Police Museum, Piccadilly Gardens and The Gay Village. Manchester ...

2.9/5 (210 reviews)
There are rats in there! Can't recommend it

"The staff is great but the overall place is so badly dirt. The is full of stains. The male toilet have water leak and the kitchen is pretty much the same standard. The worst thing is that I stayed here for 3 nights but in one of them a rat got inside my backpack and ate some biscuits that I had just ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Hatters Hostel Manchester
John Lester & Eddie Colman Courts (Campus Accommodation)
3 out of 5
Meyrick Rd., John Lester Court, Salford, England
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Situated in Salford, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peel Park and University of Salford. Salford Quays and Manchester Opera House are also within 3 miles ...

3.4/5 (13 reviews)
Wonderful fantastic stay.

"The whole stay at the guesthouse was fabulous and fantastic the best treatment and hospitality i have ever had in Jamaica..really wonderful Billy the owner was so so helpful with everything nothing was too much trouble..fantastic host..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

John Lester & Eddie Colman Courts (Campus Accommodation)
YHA Manchester - Hostel
4 out of 5
Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, England
The price is £39 per night

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Castlefield Bowl and Museum of Science and Industry. Manchester Opera House and Deansgate ...

4.1/5Very Good! (157 reviews)

"The area and facilities were great. The rooms were nice too."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

YHA Manchester - Hostel
Victoria Hall
2 out of 5
281 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, England
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Situated in Manchester, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Baths and University of Manchester. O2 Apollo Manchester and Manchester Palace Theatre ...

Victoria Hall
Selina Shared NQ1 Manchester
2 out of 5
15 Hilton Street, Manchester, England
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Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Affleck's Palace, Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Arndale. The Gay Village and ...

3/5 (4 reviews)

"Good location, but very loud at night. Problems with water drains, overall stay was ok."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

Selina Shared NQ1 Manchester
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INNSiDE by Melia Manchester
INNSiDE by Melia Manchester
4 out of 5
1 First Street, Manchester, England
The price is £69 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (988 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and modern. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We stayed with our dog and it was easy to contact the hotel to arrange this and it was only a small cost. The area is relatively quiet but easy to get to. Plenty of parking nearby and restaurants. We would definitely stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

INNSiDE by Melia Manchester
easyHotel Manchester
easyHotel Manchester
2 out of 5
33 Dale Street, Manchester, England
The price is £25 per night
3.8/5Good! (937 reviews)

"Just right for quick over night stop nice shower and good limen"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

easyHotel Manchester
Dakota Manchester
Dakota Manchester
4 out of 5
29 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is £113 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (202 reviews)

"Excellent staff, so friendly and helpful. Beautiful rooms clean and modern. Can’t wait to stay again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Dakota Manchester
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.

Between the trophy cabinets of the National Football Museum, the old Victorian depots of the Northern Quarter and the bustling shopping drags of Market Street, it's possible to unearth a few truly immersive and cheap hostels in Manchester. Some will even channel a little of the city's industrial-era charm. They shoulder above babbling canals, have redbrick walls or sit inside historic warehouses. Of course, prices are always low compared to traditional hotel stays. That's because sleeping arrangements are typically in the dorm style, with four-, six-, and 10-bed rooms the norm. You're likely to be sharing a bathroom, though there's often plenty of shower units and sinks to go around. And when you're ready for the night? How about hitting that on-site bar for a bout of craft English ale, a game of pool, and some live Brit-rock music?

Things that make hostels in Manchester stand out

The self-proclaimed capital of the North is a fine incubator of off-beat and nuanced places to stay. Hostels in Manchester are a case in point. They are lively and energetic spots to be, filled with travellers from all over the world. Common spaces are usually brimming with backpackers sharing tales of their adventures, and there are sometimes even adjoining pubs where happy hour deals and quiz nights are added to the mix. The upshot is that hostels in Manchester can satisfy a medley of different sorts of people, too. Avid sightseers can look forward to cheap and cheerful beds in central locations – think the Northern Quarter or down on the wharfs of Spinningfields. Party people get pub crawls and affordable pint prices. Groups can book beds in the same dorm and enjoy a low-key, laid-back atmosphere.

There's a real edge of the bohemian-chic about the hostels in Manchester. Once you delve inside, get ready for pool tables and games rooms, pizza kitchens and colourful lounges. Some have even harnessed the old industrial feel of the city to create spacious sleeping quarters with vaulted ceilings and a minimalist vibe. Service in Manchester hostels might be on the no-frills side, but it still takes care of some important aspects of a city break. It's common to have tour and ticketing services at reception – just in case you're eager to see a Manchester United showdown at Old Trafford. There are breakfast buffets to fuel sightseeing jaunts along the Salford Quays. And you can sometimes rent bikes or join walking tours to boot.

Hostels in Manchester for all sorts

Not only should hostels in Manchester leave plenty more pennies for dancing bouts in the rollicking venues of the Northern Quarter, but they can also help to take your urban adventures to the next level. Consider the Hatters Hostel Manchester. Perched just on the edge of the buzzing nightlife hub of town, it's a fine base for hitting blues and jazz bars. But it's also within striking distance of both the Etihad Stadium and the National Football Museum for avid sports fans. The YHA Manchester takes you to the other side of the city, down by the canals and the River Irwell. There, you can seek out industrial depots and unravel tales of the Industrial Revolution in the museums, all before retail therapy up shop-fringed Deansgate.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Manchester?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can check out cultural highlights like the theatres in this destination, or enjoy the sporting events and other activities.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Manchester?
Based on reviews from our guests, these Manchester hostels have positive ratings: Selina NQ1 Manchester - Located within a 5-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Arndale. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a restaurant. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and linens in all rooms. YHA Manchester - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Science and Industry. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Hatters Hostel Manchester - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Picadilly Gardens Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a nightclub. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Selina Shared NQ1 Manchester - Located within a 5-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Arndale. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries.
What's the weather like in Manchester?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: 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 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Manchester is 858 mm.
What is there to see and do in Manchester?
In general, Manchester is known for its theatres, museums and sports. Major attractions include Manchester Opera House, Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Palace Theatre. Get out into nature with places such as Heaton Park, Platt Fields Park and Whitworth Park (Sackville Park). Cultural attractions include The Gay Village, O2 Apollo Manchester and Albert Hall.
What's the best way to get around Manchester?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Manchester (MAN), located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), located 27 mi (43.4 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. You can access metro transport at St Peters Square Station, Mosley Street Station and Market Street Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Manchester Oxford Road Station, Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station or Manchester Deansgate Station.

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