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Birmingham Central Backpackers

58 Milk Street, Digbeth

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

LATE CHECK-IN: Please bare in mind the following conditions apply to late check-ins (after 00:00); between 00:00 and 01:00 an extra £5 is charged, while between 01:00 and 02:00 and extra £10 is charged. Unfortunately after 2 AM we do not take any check-ins, even if pre-booked.

ROOMS:We reserve the right to interchange dorm rooms if need demands it. While we do our best to put you into the type of room that you book, its not always possible.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: We do not accept guests under 16 as we are licensed as a pub.

UNAUTHORIZED GUESTS: Anyone caught bringing in outside guests who are not registered guests with us will cause the eviction of their entire party without refund. They will also be charged for the guests they allowed into our buildings.

ALCOHOL AND SMOKING:Bringing in outside alcohol is a violation of our license and your entire party will be sent out of the hostel immediately with no refund and fined 200.00 on the card booked with. Additionally, smoking in the building is strictly forbidden and you will be fined 200- no questions asked if caught smoking or if we find evidence that you have smoked in our building. You and your entire group will be asked to leave immediately, and not receive a refund.

PHOTO ID: We need a valid photo ID to check you into the hostel. We have this policy in place for our guests' security. Without a valid ID you will not be allowed into the hostel, and we will not be under any obligation to find you accommodation; in addition you will still be charged the first night of your stay.

CANCELLATIONS:You must cancel your booking with at least 24 hours notice from 12pm the day before arrival in writing so there is a record of the cancellation. We do not accept cancellations over the phone, so please email, otherwise you will be charged for the first night.

GROUP BOOKINGS: Note that there is a 14 day cancellation policy for groups of 6 or more, if we do not receive written notice 14 days prior to the 2pm check in time, you will be charged for the first night.

GROUP BOOKING LEADER:The group will also need a leader with a valid credit card to sign in and accept responsibility for the group's behaviour. This person will need to fill in a liability form accepting that possibility of charges to their credit or debit card in the case of damages or violations of rules.

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A reputable and award winning independent hostel, Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham’s FIRST, BEST and ONLY Independent Hostel! Run by travellers for travellers, we are oozing with quirky colourful character and an amazingly friendly staff. Many of our guests keep coming back time and again, it's time you come and find out why!

In the summer, one of the best places to be is our garden. It's a great place to have a drink, chat or BBQ. In the winter we have a cosy common room and gigantic projection screen for movie nights. We also have a licensed bar operating all year round.

Enjoy the following... it's on us!

FREE light breakfast (toast, spreads, fruit and squash)

FREE tea and coffee all day long

FREE movies (over 600 to choose from!) on a gigantic projection screen TV and DVD rental

FREE WiFi

FREE clean linen and towels

FREE luggage storage

FREE use of a fully-fitted communal kitchen

FREE maps and tourist information centre

FREE reading and travel library

FREE use of hairdryers and iron/ironing boards

So what kind of rooms do we have to offer?

We have private singles, twin, triple and quad rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.

We also have shared dorm rooms that hold between four and twelve people. Most dorm rooms have lockers but if they don’t we have even more lockers in the common room. All toilet/shower facilities are shared.

Our eight bed POD dorm adds a new level of privacy to backpacking. Based on the Japanese capsule design, each POD has a 360 degree private reading light, locker, extra comfy mattress, and curtain so you can have the utmost privacy if that’s what you are looking for. But book early if you want to secure one of these beds - they sell like hotcakes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you book to stay with us you are accepting the following conditions.

•Check-in time is 2pm-11pm. If you require an alternative check in time, please contact us directly so we can make the appropriate arrangements and a late check-in fee will apply. If you do not contact us there may not be a member of staff available to help you.

•PHOTO ID is compulsory to check into this hostel-without it we will not be required to honour your booking and you will still be liable to pay for the 1st night’s stay

•Our reception/common room is open daily from 8am - 12 midnight.

•We do not accept guests under the age of 16 due to our licence. No under 18’s are allowed in the common room after 8pm due to the fact that there is a bar in this area.

•Alcohol consumed on our premises must be bought from our bar due to licensing laws and consumed in our common room or outdoor garden and nowhere else. We are also a non-smoking hostel in accordance with English law. Guests caught bringing in outside alcohol, smoking or drinking alcohol purchased from us in unauthorized areas will be evicted (along with their entire group) immediately without refund. There will be no debate or arguments. In addition a fine of £200 will be made to the card booked with.

•Only authorized guests are allowed in our hostel. Any guest (including their entire party) caught bringing in other people will be evicted immediately without refund and charged for the additional people they have allowed to trespass in our buildings.

•We accept debit and credit card payments.

•Most rooms are of equal value and are interchangeable

•Prices on this website are Internet Prices Only. Walk-in prices start at £15 on weekdays, and £16 on weekends.

•Cancellations needs to be made 24 hours before 12pm check-in on the day of arrival or the first night of the stay will be charged. Group bookings of 6 or more it is 7 days’ notice.

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Important Information

LATE CHECK-IN: Please bare in mind the following conditions apply to late check-ins (after 00:00); between 00:00 and 01:00 an extra £5 is charged, while between 01:00 and 02:00 and extra £10 is charged. Unfortunately after 2 AM we do not take any check-ins, even if pre-booked.

ROOMS:We reserve the right to interchange dorm rooms if need demands it. While we do our best to put you into the type of room that you book, its not always possible.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: We do not accept guests under 16 as we are licensed as a pub.

UNAUTHORIZED GUESTS: Anyone caught bringing in outside guests who are not registered guests with us will cause the eviction of their entire party without refund. They will also be charged for the guests they allowed into our buildings.

ALCOHOL AND SMOKING:Bringing in outside alcohol is a violation of our license and your entire party will be sent out of the hostel immediately with no refund and fined 200.00 on the card booked with. Additionally, smoking in the building is strictly forbidden and you will be fined 200- no questions asked if caught smoking or if we find evidence that you have smoked in our building. You and your entire group will be asked to leave immediately, and not receive a refund.

PHOTO ID: We need a valid photo ID to check you into the hostel. We have this policy in place for our guests' security. Without a valid ID you will not be allowed into the hostel, and we will not be under any obligation to find you accommodation; in addition you will still be charged the first night of your stay.

CANCELLATIONS:You must cancel your booking with at least 24 hours notice from 12pm the day before arrival in writing so there is a record of the cancellation. We do not accept cancellations over the phone, so please email, otherwise you will be charged for the first night.

GROUP BOOKINGS: Note that there is a 14 day cancellation policy for groups of 6 or more, if we do not receive written notice 14 days prior to the 2pm check in time, you will be charged for the first night.

GROUP BOOKING LEADER:The group will also need a leader with a valid credit card to sign in and accept responsibility for the group's behaviour. This person will need to fill in a liability form accepting that possibility of charges to their credit or debit card in the case of damages or violations of rules.

A reputable and award winning independent hostel, Birmingham Central Backpackers is Birmingham’s FIRST, BEST and ONLY Independent Hostel! Run by travellers for travellers, we are oozing with quirky colourful character and an amazingly friendly staff. Many of our guests keep coming back time and again, it's time you come and find out why!

In the summer, one of the best places to be is our garden. It's a great place to have a drink, chat or BBQ. In the winter we have a cosy common room and gigantic projection screen for movie nights. We also have a licensed bar operating all year round.

Enjoy the following... it's on us!

FREE light breakfast (toast, spreads, fruit and squash)

FREE tea and coffee all day long

FREE movies (over 600 to choose from!) on a gigantic projection screen TV and DVD rental

FREE WiFi

FREE clean linen and towels

FREE luggage storage

FREE use of a fully-fitted communal kitchen

FREE maps and tourist information centre

FREE reading and travel library

FREE use of hairdryers and iron/ironing boards

So what kind of rooms do we have to offer?

We have private singles, twin, triple and quad rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.

We also have shared dorm rooms that hold between four and twelve people. Most dorm rooms have lockers but if they don’t we have even more lockers in the common room. All toilet/shower facilities are shared.

Our eight bed POD dorm adds a new level of privacy to backpacking. Based on the Japanese capsule design, each POD has a 360 degree private reading light, locker, extra comfy mattress, and curtain so you can have the utmost privacy if that’s what you are looking for. But book early if you want to secure one of these beds - they sell like hotcakes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - If you book to stay with us you are accepting the following conditions.

•Check-in time is 2pm-11pm. If you require an alternative check in time, please contact us directly so we can make the appropriate arrangements and a late check-in fee will apply. If you do not contact us there may not be a member of staff available to help you.

•PHOTO ID is compulsory to check into this hostel-without it we will not be required to honour your booking and you will still be liable to pay for the 1st night’s stay

•Our reception/common room is open daily from 8am - 12 midnight.

•We do not accept guests under the age of 16 due to our licence. No under 18’s are allowed in the common room after 8pm due to the fact that there is a bar in this area.

•Alcohol consumed on our premises must be bought from our bar due to licensing laws and consumed in our common room or outdoor garden and nowhere else. We are also a non-smoking hostel in accordance with English law. Guests caught bringing in outside alcohol, smoking or drinking alcohol purchased from us in unauthorized areas will be evicted (along with their entire group) immediately without refund. There will be no debate or arguments. In addition a fine of £200 will be made to the card booked with.

•Only authorized guests are allowed in our hostel. Any guest (including their entire party) caught bringing in other people will be evicted immediately without refund and charged for the additional people they have allowed to trespass in our buildings.

•We accept debit and credit card payments.

•Most rooms are of equal value and are interchangeable

•Prices on this website are Internet Prices Only. Walk-in prices start at £15 on weekdays, and £16 on weekends.

•Cancellations needs to be made 24 hours before 12pm check-in on the day of arrival or the first night of the stay will be charged. Group bookings of 6 or more it is 7 days’ notice.

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

was so impressed by all that is offered as part of the stay - it gives a very warm welcoming environment. The staff were very helpful - really serving their guests.

Felt very laid back, chilled and homely - a home from home. Even if i could afford hotels, i prefer the atmosphere and hospitality offered in a place like this.
would definitely like to stay here again on future trips to birmingham.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I have stayed at this hostel a few times, and always look forwards to going back.
Its a couple of minutes walk from the Bullring in Birmingham centre, so the location is ideal.

Staff are friendly, and available until 12 midnight, there is no curfew, you have a code for the back door if coming home after 12.

I have usually asked for a 6 bed female dorm when booking, and been given a free upgrade upon arrival if one is available, although that isn't an official thing they advertise.
Beds are comfy, rooms are clean, brightly decorated and functional. No double glazing so it was a bit cooler this week when i visited, however the rooms were still cosy enough, with oil filled radiates in, and an open fire downstairs in the communal area, which is lovely.

There is a good cross section of international travelers at the hostel, so its a great place to stay to make friends, there is always someone sat in the living room to chat to. They have the largest video film collection i have ever seen, and put a couple of movies on each night. a light supper and continental breakfast is included in the price too, it cost me £12 for a great night of rest and food.

I have never had to queue for a shower or toilet, and they are very clean and well maintained. laundry facilities are available too.

there is also a bar, for guests only, Jack Daniels £2 a shot, not bad.

I'd recommend this place to anyone backpacking, or just visiting Birmingham for one night for a gig or event. It feels safe friendly and homely

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

A cheap, warm and colourful room.

On the plus side, the small room was well laid out with an elevated bed giving room
underneath for a chair to watch the TV, DVD or VCR. On the minus side, the mattress
was uncomfortable, there were not Remote Controls for the TV, DVD or VCR and the
ladder to get onto the bed was very hard on the feet unless you are wearing shoes.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Absolutely brilliant - really helpful on arrival and was actually lucky enough to get an upgrade! The common space is fantastic, really bright and colourful, and a space where you can just chill out and feel free to watch movies on their HUGE screen, or borrow any DVD's you like for your room. Free soup at the end of the night - a real Godsend when you have the midnight munchies! Friendly staff, awesome collection of people, quirky decoration which made it even the more fun. And a very important fact - heaters in our rooms, free wi-fi, breakfast in the morning and an AMAZING hot power shower... what more could you want? Very impressed, will definitely check back in next time in the area.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The Central Backpackers Hostel was well hidden away in an industrial estate and was kind of hard to find without a taxi on the first day. However once you know your way in and out, its merely minuets of a within walking distance to the City Center. The place was decorated very differently to any other hostel i have ever been to. Multicolored walls, fairy lights and souvenirs surround very corner of the common room which gave it a very warm and homely atmosphere.

The staff are very willing to help with any problems you may have and there is no end to their hospitality. I was amazed at the amount of free things on offer, like the small breakfast, the small evening snack, towels, hair dryers, use of an intendo wii and the dvd collection, etc. The place is very much a social one and people of all nationalities are all very willing to make conversation. At night people come together and watch a movie from the projector in the common room, so even if you re traveling alone you will feel included.

The rooms, though basic, were very clean along with the bathrooms and shower room. Private rooms are situated in a separate building close by, so be prepared for an extra 4 minuet walk home at night. Don't let this discourage you though as the area is very safe.

Over all, our stay in the Central Backpackers Hostel was very much a pleasant one. It was close to most attractions and also very near all forms of transport for the attractions that were a bit further out. For the price you pay, you receive alot more than just a room. The people there make you apart of their 'family' for the time that your there and you wont want to leave when your trip is done. I would highly recommend them. :)

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great will definetely come again.
Everything you needed and more.Excellent staff very relaxed and great atmosphere.
I will stay there again every time I come to Birmingham.
The value for money was wonderful.The staff even up graded us.Nothing more I could have asked for.
Went to another modern youth hostel next day in Manchester and it was twice the price and not as good.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Free food! Free beer! Free video nights! Free wi-fi! Clean rooms, no tolerance for aggressive behaviour and therefore no sign of any, sounds like Birmingham Central Backpackers´management should be given a shot at running the country! Very generous and homely place, which is important for medium-term stayers, i.e. those in town looking for work before moving into their own place. Was only there 1 night myself, but I got a good feeling from the place, that it wasn´t especially being run as a business, which is probably the best way to run a business when one thinks about it:-)

As I say, I was only there one night, but when I explained that my bus home was at 2.30 the next morning there was no problem for them in letting me spend a second evening there. When relaying this kind of information it seems almost unfriendly of me to mention that the male toilet cubicle was out of order in the time I was there, I wonder how long that´s been going on ? But really and truly, if you´re a little travel weary you couldn´t do better to recharge your enthusiasm than stay at this place, even if the part of central Birmingham we´re talking about here might not challenge Paris or Venice for looks. There are more important things, eh ?

Overall
4
Location
1
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The accomodation was awsome, along with a fully stocked bar, big cinema screen and the free breakfast/ food at night. All the staff were realy friendly and you wernt locked out if you came in late :) 10/10

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

I was absolutely satisfied, it was one of the best hostels I ever stayed at. Friendly staff, colourful and optimistic rooms, smells nice, clean toilets and showers, great location...

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very basic facilities but what you would expect for a hostel. Some issues with cleanliness and fire safety in the room as one window was painted shut.

Overall
3
Location
5
Cleanliness
2
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

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Hotel Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Towels for Hire

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Map
  • Streetview
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