Hostels in West Midlands Hostels in West Midlands

You are looking for hostels in West Midlands? 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 West Midlands 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 West Midlands.

All Cities in West Midlands

We list every single hostel in West Midlands and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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 West Midlands. 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 West Midlands

West Midlands, England, is comprised of a county covering seven metropolitan districts -- the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton; and the towns of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall. (For clarity, it can in other contexts also refer to a region in the UK that spans a number of counties -- namely Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire).

The area is considered to be the spiritual home of the British automotive industry, and you can find here the head offices of well-known car- and engine-makers both past and present, including Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Dunlop Tyres, BMW, Rolls Royce, and MG Rover.

Birmingham (England's second-most populous city) is the largest city in this area. There are relatively few West Midlands, England hostels in this area, although Birmingham has many guest houses and hotels that offer relatively cheap accommodation. Student accommodation is also numerous in this area, as it is home to multiple universities. A few of these act as a sort of West Midlands, England hostel for non-students outside of term time, with rooms available for a low weekly rate -- you should always confirm with your West Midlands, England hostel that it is indeed a hostel and not student accommodation (some places have the word "hostel" in their names, but are student accommodations rather than traditional West Midlands, England hostels).

West Midlands is also home to Black Country cities and towns such as Dudley and Walsall. Some "luxury" room-share West Midlands, England hostels can be found in the Black Country through other room-sharing sites, though only a handful would take shorter-term tenants. This area is known nationally for the least-desirable accent in the UK -- the Black Country/"Yam Yam" accent can be difficult to decipher for new initiates, but the humour is second to none in this region. The area also has a rich industrial heritage -- you can still see many of the canals, factories, and warehouses that were the building blocks of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the Black Country Museum as well as the Birmingham Back to Backs is a must for those interested in the area's industrial past.

Toward the east are the independent boroughs of Solihull (a pretty town with a pedestrianised shopping centre and lovely parks), and Coventry (famous for its extensive destruction during World War II and the annual Godiva parade, which was undertaken by Lady Godiva to persuade her husband to free the people of the city from tolls and has been held since the seventeenth century). These areas are well travelled by commuters and business travelers, as they are very convenient for access between the Midlands and the main artery road (the M6) to the north or south of the UK. Shared-room West Midlands, England hostels are close to nonexistent in this area, but you will find a plethora of other accommodations to suit any budget.

expert for West Midlands hostels

Handwritten by local expert for West Midlands hostels Steph

Travel Tips for West Midlands - 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 West Midlands. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of West Midlands. 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 West Midlands

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 West Midlands?

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 West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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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