Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Manchester, England. You can choose from 7 Manchester hostels. In total, there are 25 cheap places to stay in Manchester such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Manchester, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Manchester hostels are located in
Northern Quarter, The Northern Quarter
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Manchester? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Manchester alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Manchester. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Manchester. To help you make friends with Manchester before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Manchester, the metropolis of Northern England, has all the important big city functions like education, business, and government. Depending on their plans, most travelers find the city center very appealing both as a place to stay and visit. Once known only for its role as an industrial might, Manchester's greenery and modern architecture surprise many visitors.
Sports fanatics will enjoy heading to South Manchester (Old Trafford Statidum for Manchester United) or North Manchester (City of Manchester Stadium for Manchester City).
There are several Manchester hostels. Consider the distance to a tram-line (as this is likely how you'll be getting around Manchester), and of course the distance to any sights and museums you intend to visit. Or you can look at the bus connections as many routes have extensive service with as little as 30 seconds between buses on the busiest route. Still look for a central location, or one near the stadium of your choice, since it'll take bit long to get to the outter parts of the city.
Some hostels in Manchester are located right on historic canals, offering a great aesthetic, and this helps your sense of orientation. You're more likely to know where you'll be arriving and departing (likely at Piccadilly or Victoria Station) than where you'll end up going out if you're just visiting briefly, so consider that if you stay in West Central you'll have to take the tram a few stops. At night, buses are pricey--if you're in a group you'll most likely get a cab if you head home late.
Written by local enthusiast for Manchester hostels Carl
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Manchester. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Manchester. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
Hostelz.com shows all 7 Hostels in Manchester. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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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 Manchester. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of 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!
Manchester is the best place in to shop at outside of London in England. There are tons of shops. Visit the Printworks, which is a collection of bars, pubs, and a movie theatre all under one roof. Try out the bars near the University of Manchester if you are looking for a younger crowd.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Manchester and England.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.