Hostels in Manchester, England

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Get to know Manchester (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Written by local enthusiast for Manchester hostels Carl

FAQ about Manchester Hostels

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?

A hostel in Manchester costs on average $55 for a dorm. A hostel in Manchester with private rooms costs on average $156. shows all 4 Hostels in Manchester. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
YHA Manchester is the best hostel in Manchester for groups. compares prices for 4 hostels in Manchester, England. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Manchester such as
  • 9 hotels
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Manchester.

YHA Manchester is the best rated hostel for partying in Manchester.

It offers: Bar.

Manchester Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
4 Total number of hostels
$55 Average dorm price
$156 Average private room price
$44 Cheapest hostel in Manchester
YHA Manchester is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Manchester
YHA Manchester is the best rated
Most Manchester hostels are located in
The Northern Quarter, Northern Quarter
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Trafford (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Oldham (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Handforth (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Leigh (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Knutsford (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Warrington (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Buxton (33 Km / 21 mi.)

Travel Tips for 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 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!

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