Birmingham Central Backpackers

Hostel in Birmingham

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7.7 out of 10

Despite the railway-bridge-right-next-door setting, Birmingham's purple-and-turquoise backpacker hostel is recommended for its convenience to the bus station and for its choice of clean, multicoloured dorms or capsule-style pods. Excellent facilities include a lounge with DVDs and regular movie nights, a bar (note you can't BYO alcohol) and a self-catering kitchen.

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Located in Birmingham’s city centre, the Central Backpackers is just a 1-minute walk from the National Express Coach Station and the Bull Ring shopping centre is only 5 minutes’ walk away. Free Wi-Fi is available and a complimentary self-service basic Continental breakfast. Guests can socialise in the brightly decorated common room and bar, which hosts film and quiz nights. The Backpackers also has a fully-fitted communal kitchen. The self-service Continental breakfast includes toast, jam and fresh fruit. Tea/coffee is also available. Just a 3-minute walk away is the Custard Factory, a creative centre with art galleries, shops, restaurants and a nightclub. Free street parking is available. Birmingham New Street Rail Station is less than 10 minutes’ walk away. All rooms at the Birmingham Central Backpackers are individually decorated and range from dorms to private bedrooms.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

If you require an alternative check-in time, please contact the property prior to arrival.

Please note that the reception/common room is open from 08:00 to 0:00.

This property does not accept guests under the age of 18 in shared dormitories. Additionally, guests under 18 years old are not permitted in the common room after 20:00 due to the on-site bar.

Guests under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 years and must be in a private room or book an entire dorm.

When booking 7 nights or more (1 large booking or separate consecutive bookings) or a group booking of 6 or more (1 large booking or separate individual bookings), different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Alcohol consumed on the premises of this property must be bought from the on-site bar (due to licensing laws) and consumed only in the common room or outdoor garden. Guests caught bringing alcohol into the property or found to be smoking or drinking alcohol in unauthorised areas, will be evicted (along with their entire group) immediately without refund. In addition, a fine of GBP 200 will be deducted from the card information provided when booking.

Only authorised guests are allowed in the 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 in.

Guests can hire towels for a GBP 4.00 deposit and GBP 1.00 hire fee.

Features of Birmingham Central Backpackers


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Bbq facilities
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Wifi available in all areas

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available


  • Non-smoking throughout