Hostels in Greater Manchester Hostels in Greater Manchester

You are looking for hostels in Greater Manchester? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Greater Manchester hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Greater Manchester.

All Cities in Greater Manchester

We list every single hostel in Greater Manchester and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Greater Manchester for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Greater Manchester hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Greater Manchester. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Greater Manchester

Known as both the capital of the North and the world’s 1st industrial city, Manchester is a bustling diverse region. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Situated in northwest England Greater Manchester is bounded by the Pennines mountains to its north and by the Cheshire Plains in the south. The region encompasses over 100 boroughs.

Visitors might want to make the Visitor Information Centre on Picadilly Square their first stop to collect maps and learn what discounts are available for their destinations. Most of the museums are free, and there are a lot of them, including Imperial War, Police, Science and Industry, People’s History, Art Galleries, Football and a celebrated Jewish museum.

Whether you want to visit the Bohemian north quarter, the millennium quarter (home to the famous Urbis building) or the waterfront restaurants in the south you won’t run out of things to do. If you are wondering about tipping in the restaurants, locals say it’s proper to tip around 10%. In pubs it isn’t necessary to tip at all, but customers frequently tell the server to keep the change. If you prefer to have a guided tour, there are plenty of walking, bus, and city tours of the region.

Interesting places to visit include a real Concorde jet tour. Visitors can choose among several ways to tour the jet, among them a tour that includes a roast beef dinner. An enjoyable day might also be spent touring the Fairfield Moravian Settlement or the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker with its underground tunnels and rooms. Kids may like the Stockley Farm Park and the Chester Zoo. There are also waterparks and a Legoland in the area.

There is a thriving gay community in Manchester. The LGBT Pride festival is held in August each year. Events held within the village require a paid-for band, though you can watch the parade for free.

The most costly accommodations are located in the City Centre. There you will find luxury, chain and boutique hotels that are most expensive during the week when they cater to business travelers. It is important to note that during the football season all of the lodgings in the region fill up quickly including the B&B’s and the Victorian guesthouses. There are some hostels in the region. Some may be located under the category shared apartments. Visitors will want to inquire if the hostel supplies bedding and towels. Most will have free wi-fi and breakfast. Don’t forget to bring your own padlock if you plan to lodge in a hostel.

expert for Greater Manchester hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Greater Manchester hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Greater Manchester - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Greater Manchester. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Greater Manchester. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Greater Manchester

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Greater Manchester?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Greater Manchester here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Greater Manchester safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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